Asia University (AU) promotes its 3+2+2 international dual degree programs by establishing a trilateral collaboration with domestic high schools and AU’s sister universities overseas. St. Dominic Catholic High School, following Kaohsiung Girls’ Senior High School (KSSH), Taichung Municipal Wen-Hua Senior High School (WHSH), Taichung Second Senior High School (TSSHS), and Taipei Municipal Chenggong High School (TMCHS), has become the fifth high school in Taiwan to join AU’s “Dragon Project,” which aims to recruit talented high school students to study at Asia University for the first two years and then to continue their junior and senior years at AU’s sister universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and France. Upon the completion of their studies, the students in question will be awarded two degree diplomas: one each from AU and its partner universities.
At the signing ceremony, Dr. Jefferey J.P. Tsai, President of Asia University, observes that internationalization has become a key component in the education of talented students. AU will play an active role in this regard. Au will engage 6 prestigious senior high schools in Taiwan for this purpose and work together with them to cultivate young talents for the 21st century. Dr. Lin Yao-lung, Principal of St. Dominic Catholic High School, says that the “Dragon Project” is at once attractive and beneficial to high school students, for they can obtain two diplomas within four years and with less expense.
Dr. Yinghuei Chen, Dean of International College, announces that in order to kick off the project and lay sound foundation for the interested students from the senior high schools, AU is prepared to offer some AP courses and an intensive English program. Some of AU’s faculty members will also visit the high schools and offer some learning guidance to the students.