Overseas Study Programmes 2012
An “Overseas Study Programme” was organised during the summer vacation to broaden students’ academic opportunities and widen their horizons, 20 students from different faculties taking a three-week study programme in Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
MPI students received a warm welcome from Queensland University of Technology after their arrival in Brisbane where they learned about local customs and social culture via their stays with host families and through daily communication with the locals. Through a three-week ‘Presentation Skills Programme’ students improved their English language and communication abilities as well as enriching their professional knowledge and presentation skills. In addition to lessons, students visited several local organizations, cultural museums and art galleries to expand their knowledge of business developments and operations. Local tourism was also included, MPI students being escorted by local students to learn more about the history, culture and significance of the city via this interactive learning process.
The participants found the programme very fruitful and thanked MPI for providing this opportunity for them to enjoy these brilliant learning experiences, meeting friends from around the world and widening their horizons. Many participating students said that they would now like to further their study abroad after graduation.
The Student Affairs Office which organised the event commented that MPI advocates a professional and liberal education and would like students to enhance their whole person development through a variety of activities.