Dallas, TX. (August 4, 2014)
Alcorn student returns after a semester in Taiwan.
As Alcorn State senior and Natchez native De’Michael Queen reflects on his experience studying abroad in Taiwan, he sums up his time there with an emphatic statement.
“My study abroad trip was absolutely amazing!” said Queen, who majors in electro-mechanical engineering. “Everything from the people, the culture and the food was astounding.”
Queen expanded his horizons this summer by attending Yuan Ze University, a school located in Taoyuan, Taiwan that is known for its engineering program.
Established in 1989, Yuan Ze University has been recognized as a model for newly emerging universities within its short 20 years. The school’s colleges include the Colleges of Engineering, Management, Humanities , Electrical and Communications Engineering.
Queen mentioned some of the skills he learned while attending school in Taiwan saying “I learned how to speak and write Chinese characters. I also learned how to write programs for machines. Most importantly, I learned what areas I need to improve in. Asia is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world and I knew that their learning strategies and methods were different from the ones I have been accustomed to, so I wanted to challenge myself.”
After graduation, Queen plans to further his education in engineering and earn his master’s.
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