VP Dev’t Meets with Embassy Officials of Myanmar, Vietnam
Vice President for Development Prof. Jane Annettee L. Belarmino made a courtesy call on officials of the embassies of two of five countries that Silliman considers among its priority for its international recruitment.
In the morning of September 18, Professor Belarmino met with Charge de Affaires Sein Nwe Aye of the Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. They were joined by Second Secretary Htuann Naung.
The Vice President informed the Embassy of students from Myanmar enrolled mostly in its programs at the College of Performing and Visual Arts, and expressed interest to formally work with the Embassy in undertaking recruitment in Myanmar.
In the afternoon of the same day, Professor Belarmino visited the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. She had the chance to meet with First Secretary Duong Dinh Chien (to her left) and Third Secretary Tran Thanh Tung.
The three officials explored how Silliman can partner with the Embassy and its Ministry of Education in reaching out to schools in Vietnam where there expressed interest in pursuing international education, particularly in a neighboring Asian country.
Early last month, Professor Belarmino had a similar meeting with Deputy Chief of Mission Khamfeuang Phanthaxay of the Embassy of the Lao PDR.
Silliman receives close to 300 international students every year representing 28 countries. In the recent QS Asian University Ranking, Silliman was ranked Top 2 school in the Philippines in the international students category.