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IBSC Fall 2023 Gender Equality Activity
November 22nd, 2023
Aimed chiefly at encouraging inclusiveness, diversity, and gender equality and fostering a sense of heightened unity, cohesion, and belonging amongst YZU IBSC first-year students, the event featured a riveting workshop performance delivered by Director Teresa Chen, Brand Activation Lead at Mars-Wrigley Asia.
How to Use Your IBSC Experience to Land Your Dream Job
November 15th, 2023
Coach Johanson and the YZU IBSC Student Association organized, arranged and executed the EMI-PBL Activity "How to Use Your IBSC Experience to Land Your Dream Job” in efforts of welcoming, showing concern for and honoring this year’s incoming IBSC first-year student body.
Objectives included fostering familiarity, reflecting on YZU’s core concepts and sharing upperclass-mate students’ experiences to help our new students navigate their own IBSC learning journeys.
IBSC Fall 2023 Open House Activity
May 27th, 2023
IBSC frequently holds team building events to welcome new students to our family. On October 4th, we held an Open House to introduce students to our College of Arts & Humanities Dean Liu, the IBSC Founder Professor Nakazawa, our new IBSC Director Coach Johanson and our new staff members Carlos Mercado, as well as our IT guru Razat Kharga. These are just some of the ways new students can get to know more about IBSC so they can make new friends and get the most out of the IBSC experience.
Commencement Speaker at
2023 YZU graduation ceremony
May 27th, 2023
We are incredibly proud of our IBSC students! One of our seniors, Owen, had the honor of being the commencement speaker, representing the entire senior class at the commencement ceremony held on May 27th. It was a moment of immense pride for his mom as she listened to his speech and received a bouquet on the stage.
AWESOME! We are so proud of our students!!!
Valedictorian Speech at
GAO graduation ceremony
One of our foreign senior students, Nickki, delivered the Valedictorian Speech at The Global Affairs Office International Students Graduation Ceremony on May 27th. We are incredibly proud of our IBSC students, as two of them had the honor of representing their fellow graduates and sharing their inspiring speeches.
AWESOME! We are so proud of our students!!!
Master's program in Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (NCU)
One of our former students, Mar, has been admitted to the Master's program in Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (http://icn.ncu.edu.tw/), National Central University.
As she worked as a research assistant, she developed her interest in neuroscience and motion control and decided to study further. She is still thinking, but may study abroad in order to pursue her Ph.D. We hope that she will come back to our program as a faculty member in the future!
AWESOME! We are so proud of our students!!!
Multi-lingual Tea Hour
March 15th, 2023
Many students joined our Multi-lingual Tea Hour. Feel free to join us from 12:30 to 14:00 on Wednesdays and use English, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages to make friends!
IBSC x UIUC exchange
March 10th, 2023
Long awaited GOOD news for IBSC students! We are going to send UIUC up to four students in Spring, 2024! This is our exclusive exchange program with University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Only IBSC students get to take this great advantage.
February 18th, 2023
As you know, IBSC students are required to take various courses from diverse disciplines. Of course, it is NOT an easy task for our students, especially freshmen. In order to help our students adapt to college education and overcome difficulties, such as using English to study various subjects and learning how to learn new subjects, Peer Advisors, Ms. Spidey Hsieh and Ms. Cheryl Lee, will be in R5733 on Wednesdays, from 12:00 till 14:00. If you have any questions regarding required courses, English, or anything, feel free to stop by, ask them, and learn from your mentors!
February 17th, 2023
Are you interested in chatting with foreign students in multiple languages like English, Japanese, and Chinese? IBSC now offers students a great opportunity to use multi-languages to chat with students from various departments over coffee/tea, to learn multi-languages from native speakers, and to teach Chinese to foreign students. If you are interested, no need to make an appointment. Just swing by R5723 and join us anytime!
International Bachelor in
January 1st, 2023
We are very excited to share the news regarding the recent evolution of our department and will also be informed about the benefits of this change. We are happy to let you know that our department name will change from [English Bachelor of Strategic Communication (EBSC)] to [International Bachelor in Strategic communication (IBSC)] on [1/1/2023], after the approval by Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council, Taiwan.
This change of our department's name will allow us to present ourselves as the most innovative and better representation of our initiatives. Our department will strive with highest priority in providing quality education.
Henceforth, all activities will be undertaken using the IBSC name.
Yes, we nailed another information session "元智大學111學年度拓涯共創合作論壇" for high school principals! Thank you so much, Meimei, EBSC former students, Ruby and Moses, and seniors, Cynthia and Riley!!!
EBSC approved by Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council
EBSC has been officially approved by Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (財團法人高等教育評鑑中心基金會)!
We couldn't make it without the help from so many people supporting us constantly like Ms. Chiang, Ms. Wu, Ms. Lee, all the EBSC teachers and students!!!
Thank you so much, and hope EBSC keeps growing and shining!
Have a wonderful new year!!!
Winners of 2022 YZU English Reading Contest-- 2022 /元智大學國際語言文化中心/英語朗讀比賽得獎名單公告
Look, how GOOD our EBSC students are!
Way to go, ladies! Stay active and take any challenges!!! We are so proud of you.
Ex Student Visit
November 2nd, 2022
We were so thrilled and proud to have our own former students as guest speakers.
Jessica and Cleo, the first batch of EBSC students, came back to share their experiences in EBSC and in their current workplaces. They emphasized the importance of soft skills as opposed to hard skills, and our current students seem to be inspired very much.
It is indescribable with words to see our graduates further advanced their abilities and attitudes and grew mature and independent after graduating from EBSC, YZU.
Graduation day, 2022
May 28th, 2022
Time flies! Our second group of students graduated last weekend.
Congratulations!!! We are so proud of you guys and wish you ALL THE BEST!!! Bon voyage!
A couple of students who missed their graduation last year due to COVID also came back and had a physical commencement.
Thank you, EBSC Student Association, for giving our seniors this AWESOME gift and memory, too!
YZU's got talent!
May 25th, 2022
Three EBSC sophomores performed WELL on 2022 YZU’s got talent (Oral Expression Group) held on May 25th, 2022!!!
Congrats! We are so proud of you, Spidey, Allen, and Julia! Way to go, guys!!!
Open-ended Story Contest!!!
April 22nd, 2022
Congratulations to the EBSC finalists of the Winners of 2022 Open-ended Story Contest!!!
Sandra, Paisley, Gino, and Nick, great try! Hope you guys learned a lot from this contest!
Dig2 into the World
March 23rd, 2022
An activity was organized during "the week of Humanities and Social Sciences". This past week, our EBSC department held a charity event in the campus premises to attract YZU fraternity to let them know about our department and have fun joining us to participate in lots of fun games and activities.
EBSC departmental luncheon 2022
March 2nd, 2022
We had a departmental luncheon on March 2nd, 2022, to meet our students and ask them how they’re doing in terms of their studies and lives.
EBSC teachers (Professor Lin, Professor Wang, Professor Kao, and Professor Guo) from three other departments (Dept. of Social and Political Sciences, Dept. of Foreign Languages, and Dept. of Art & Design) kindly made time to join us and meet their advisees
Winners of 2021 YZU English Reading Contest:!!
December 15th, 2021
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 YZU English Reading Contest!
We are so PROUD of our EBSC students!
5 out of 10 winners in Advanced Group A are our EBSC students.
AWESOME!!! GREAT JOB, guys!!!
As you can tell from the picture, our students are active, brave, and well-motivated to take new challenges to further improve themselves.
EBSC Students Bring a warm Christmas to Baosheng Elementary school
December 22nd 2020
The English class of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Yuan Ze University said today that they went to Baosheng Elementary School in Taoyuan City last week to hold the "2020 Christmas English and You Are Warm" Christmas event, using English to drive games, allowing children to learn interesting English and experience internationalization. Have fun, and learn practical English words and phrases, to brighten the way of English learning for children in remote areas.
Ichiro Nakazawa, the head teacher of the English School of Human Society, said that in the third year of the English School, the English School sent Christmas warmth and gifts to the students at Baosheng Elementary School. With the participation of English School students from different countries, the students could get in touch with foreign students to broaden their horizons and broaden their knowledge. .
November 27th, 2021
Five of our graduates came back to share their experiences in EBSC with the freshmen and their parents.
We were so touched by how much they appreciated what they had learned in EBSC at YZU.
December 3rd. 2021
We just concluded the"110 Academic Year EBSC Information Session" for Nei-Li Senior High School.
Riley and Rainie from the junior year and Amanda, Spidey, and Fanny from the sophomore year came forward to share their experiences about EBSC.
We are hopeful some of them will come to join us next year!
First time to meet our freshmen in the 1091 academic year
September 7th, 2020
We first met our freshmen on Sept. 7th, 2020.
Hope they will have a wonderful YZU life and learn a lot in our program!!!
EBSC Student Association did it again!
June 8th, 2020
EBSC Student Association received the Outstanding Student Association Award of 2020. Our students always try to do their best at anything. We are so proud of them!
Three EBSC students (+1) performed on the stage as well. They sang a Japanese song from Hikaru Utada to stir up the crowd.
Our very first cohort of EBSC students studying abroad at UIUC
January 9th, 2020
We just saw off our very first cohort of EBSC students studying abroad at UIUC on the 9th of January, 2020, at Tao Yuan International Airport. Hope they will experience many new things and learn about other cultures.
The three EBSC students will share their experiences at UIUC soon!
With EBSC, Christmas can be far more cheerful!
December 24th, 2019
This year’s Christmas Eve, Yuan Ze University EBSC students brought their handmade Christmas cards and gifts to Taoyuan Guanyin Bosheng elementary school to celebrate Christmas together.
These students, guided by Programming and Design class’s professor, Jeffrey Sebastian, the EBSC’s Director, Kazuaki Nakazawa, and the EBSC’s Trilingual Assistant, Annie Wu, use the skills taught in the class and also their creativity to make beautiful cards by themselves.
Freshmen Welcome Party
September 15, 2019
We almost forgot how much fun we had in the freshman welcome party, we had prepared some introduction to our department and student association. Not to mention activities, picking seniors, and most importantly we allow freshmen to become more familiar with their future classmates, which is also our main purpose of this welcome party.