CHMSC sends another student abroad

Carla Mae O. Mesa (2nd from left) with (from L-R) Jay D. Estrellas, EdD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Amelia A. Calfoforo, EdD, Director for Training Services, and Mary Leanne A. Laganhon, PhD, AB English Program Chair.

By Rommel M. Azucena Jr.

Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) sent another student abroad via its TraVerSE Abroad Program.

Carla Mae O. Mesa, an AB English student, will study as an exchange student in Endicott College, Beverly Massachusetts from January to May 2020 under the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) hosted by Fulbright Philippines and sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and The Philippine-American Education Foundation (PAEF).

She left for the US on January 20, 2020.

The Global UGRAD provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university.

Carla Mae O. Mesa together with Rhoderick K. Samonte, Director for External Affairs.

“I think it is a privilege that one of our students, Carla Mae Mesa, was able to experience the Student Exchange Program and at the same time comply and support the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order regarding Internationalization,” Jay B. Estrellas, EdD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said.

“We are trying to promote the student exchange programs with other countries and this is really an opportunity for her also to see the other side of the world, and at the same time she will be able to learn something regarding the curricular program in that area,” he added.

He also added that he is thankful for the Center for External Affairs (CEA) and its TraVerSE Abroad Program, headed by Rhoderick K. Samonte, for sending students abroad.

Carla Mae O. Mesa before her flight to the USA on January 20, 2020.

The TraVerSE Abroad Program, short for Train, Volunteer, Study, and Exchange, is designed as an optional co-curricular and extra-curricular enhancement program for qualified students.

The program is administered and facilitated by CHMSC Center for External Affairs in close coordination with the different colleges through their deans, the Office for Student Affairs, the Office of the Registrar, and the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

Eight BS Hospitality Management (BSHM) students from Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) also left for Japan for their 6-months internship program at Chuo Food Services Company, Ltd. last January 9 and 10, 2020.