By Cyrus A. Natividad

Xu Bin, a Chinese national, shares his experience in CPU.

On September 17, 2018, Mr. Paul Erik Borja from the Bureau of Immigration Iloilo City Office presented the requirements and guidelines for foreign students staying in the Philippines and enrolled at Central Philippine University.

The orientation and forum was held due to the number of foreign students who are enrolled this year. CPU, in coordination with the Bureau of Immigration, has created certain protocols to follow, especially in relation to the students’ entry to and exit from the country as well as the University. The foreign students’ educational activities and living conditions are the responsibility of both the Immigration Office and Central Philippine University.

Prof. Leilani Fatima L. Trompeta, CPU Director for International Relations and Cooperation, has been passionately promoting CPU to foreign students.

The orientation started with a devotional led by Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on. Prof. Leilani Fatima L. Trompeta, CPU Director for International Relations and Cooperation, then welcomed the students and guests from the Bureau of Immigration. The students were also presented with the rules of the Bureau of Immigration in Iloilo City and Manila. Miss Charissa June Deocampo, Acting University Registrar, together with Mrs. Ella Grace Javelosa-Bolina, CPU Admission Officer, presented the University rules on enrolment and student visa requirements.

The seminar aimed to provide a venue for international student to air their concerns and to give their suggestions to improve the university’s service to foreign student applicants.

Mr. James Peter Trasporto, OIC, Vice President for Student Affairs, also presented the services of the university to all the students.

The participants were given time to ask questions regarding their status and requirements during the open forum.

Lastly, Mr. Hai Ming Wang, President of International Students Organization, gave a response and thanked the organizers for the valuable orientation. He also invited all the international students to join in and be part of ISO (International Students Organization).

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