• A "Sports Festival" for international students was held for the first time in three years.


A "Sports Festival" for international students was held for the first time in three years.

    A “Sports Festival” organized by the Foreign Student Association (FSA) was held on Sunday, May 8th at the Victory Ground, with approximately 90 international students participating.

    The “Sports Festival” has been held annually since 2010 with the aim of deepening friendships among international students. This was the first time in three years that the event was held after being canceled for the past several years due to COVID-19. At the sports day, various events such as the Red Light, and Green Light (based on the Netflix Korean show), and "Dodgeball" were held. It was an opportunity for international students to deepen their friendships through the “Sports Festival.” 

    Ms. Sheila Chan On Lei (from Malaysia), the head of FSA, reflected on the sports festival, saying, "Seeing international students enjoying themselves and laughing together made me realize the joy of being able to interact with friends on campus. In between each event, we could see them talking about their lives during the pandemic and the situation of online learning in their home countries, and I thought that many international students had been looking forward to having this opportunity to interact. I hope we can use this opportunity to support each other in our studies, and at the same time, foster mutual friendships through the planning and management of other events like this one." 

    The participating international students commented, "Until last year, online classes were mainly held in our home countries, so this was my first experience with this kind of event since I entered the university." "I was able to develop friendships while exercising together with international students from various countries." "We will continue to cherish the connections made today."