國際學院以綠色博雅為導向、兼顧人文與永續思維之全英語教學環境，聘請海內外知名學者組成的卓越師資群，設置四年制「國際學院國際經營管理學位學程」。東海大學國際學院取經美國之通識課程「國際領導課程」，並輔以Mentor Program (聘請美國應屆畢業生來校擔任學生Mentor)、Mini-mester制度 (聘請海外教授來校授課)，成為台灣真正全英語教學國際學院之首例。
I have taught in Taiwan for more than 30 years and during that time I have seen many changes, especially in education. Nowadays, students have a wide variety of choices and opportunities. With all these choices, what makes the International Business Administration (IBA) Program in the International College unique? There are three unique advantages to the IBA Program at Tunghai: 1) a high quality program, 2) an international experience, and 3) a mentor program.
Our Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration is composed of the traditional content courses found in most business programs. However, a unique feature is the Global Leadership (GL) Honors Program. The goal of the GL courses is to enhance students’ international awareness and global vision. Through coursework, public lectures, and special events and activities in an international atmosphere, students will gain a multi-faceted, factual, and first-hand understanding of global trends in business, economy, culture, and the arts. The GL program is designed to be completed in the first two years of study. These courses will also transfer as some of the General Education requirements at Trinity University, the University of Rhode Island, and others, as part of Tunghai’s 2 + 2 Programs.
The teachers, students, and study overseas opportunities create a unique international experience for students in the International College. The faculty of the International College is composed of both local and international teachers, and at the end of each spring semester, we invite American professors to come to Tunghai to teach during our Mini-mester. Also, a quarter of the student population (degree-seeking and exchange students) are from overseas (14 different countries). This combination of teachers and students creates a truly international environment. Moreover, the university has numerous exchange and double degree programs with leading universities around the world.
The most unique feature of the International College is the Mentor Program. Each incoming class has an American mentor who helps students make the transition from high school to independent learners. They review the basic topics that were covered weekly by required and GL courses. They also help students with personal and academic problems, as well as facilitate communication between teachers, students, and parents through a monthly newsletter. They also host cultural activities and help students with their international exchange and college applications. Simply, they ensure that students are off to a good start on the road to success.