(TVU) – On March 20, 2023, more than 100 students from Tra Vinh University had an exchange with Mr. Behzad Babakhani, the Canadian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City during his visit to the university. TS Nguyen Thanh My, founder and chairman of My Lan Group’s Board of Directors, also attended the event as a guest.
Students learned about studying abroad, the education system, living conditions, career opportunities, and Canadian culture during the exchange. They also heard practical experiences and advice from TS Nguyen Thanh My on his own journey of studying abroad, settling down, and establishing a successful career in Canada.
Sir. Behzad Babakhani introduced Tra Vinh University students to images and people of Canada, his work experience at the Canadian Consulate General, as well as his personal experiences and impressions of Vietnam’s culture and people. This exchange reinforced the increasingly strong and sustainable diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Canada.
Associate Professor Dr. Diep Thanh Tung, Vice-Rector of the university, expressed profound gratitude to Sir. Behzad Babakhani for his meaningful exchange with Tra Vinh University students. The Vice Rector hoped that through this exchange, Tra Vinh University students could have the opportunity to learn about Canada’s culture, education system, and people, as well as gain insight into policies related to living and studying for Vietnamese international students. According to the Vice-Rector, Sir. Babakhani’s visit and work at Tra Vinh University affirmed the increasingly strong and sustainable diplomatic relationship between Vietnam-Canada in general and Tra Vinh University and its Canadian partners in particular.
Thach Thi Yen Khoa, a student from the School of Economics and Law, shared that through this exchange, they were able to learn additional knowledge and essential soft skills, especially improving their English communication skills for future career development.
Tang Van Khang, a student from the School of Southern Khmer Language, Culture, Arts and Humanities, believed that the exchange provided valuable information about various fields and the education environment in Canada, as well as essential factors for students who plan to study abroad in Canada.
During the visit, Sir. Behzad Babakhani also attended an international conference on sustainable partnerships in vocational education and training, planted a commemorative tree at Tra Vinh University to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Canada, and participated in a forum for exchange and signing of cooperation agreements between Tra Vinh University, the British Columbia International Education Council, Canadian Institutes Association, Nova Scotia Community College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Thompson Rivers University, and North Atlantic College. The agreements focused on student mobility, digital transformation in teaching and learning, expert exchange, program development, joint projects in research and development towards specific areas of sustainable development goals, and contributions to achieving sustainable development goals of the United Nations in higher education institutions.