NTOU the Office of the International Affairs (OIA) gathered foreign students to the Lunar New Year party at the NTOU Exhibition Hall on January 16th, 2023 to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year. NTOU President, Dr. Tai-Wen Hsu, the Vice President, Dr. Cheng-Yu Ku, the Dean of the International Affairs, Dr. Yu-Wei Chang, the Vice Dean of the International Affairs, Dr. Chia-Ling Wang, Dr. Hsiao-Chun Tseng, and Dr. Pin-Wen Chiou joined the party with 64 foreign students to experience traditional New Year culture in Taiwan. International students rang in the New Year with joy and full blessings.
NTOU President, Dr. Tai-Wen Hsu wrote "Happy New Year" on spring couplets, wishing attendees an auspicious Year of the Rabbit. President Dr. Hsu. also distributed red envelopes to encourage international students achieving their goals. All students were delighted to receive the “Hong Bao.”
The Dean of the International Affairs, Dr. Yu-Wei Chang introduced the customs and history of the Lunar New Year to the students and led foreign students to write Spring couplets. The students learned to write calligraphy of words "春(chūn, spring,) 福(fú, blessing,) 安(ān, coziness.)" Some students showed their creativity and wrote innovative words. Students had fun and learned more about the culture and tradition.
NTOU and the Office of the International Affairs wish everyone a happy Lunar New Year. Good luck in the Year of the Rabbit!