Thai born overseas Chinese gives lessons in NTHU
Chang Bao-yu is thirty-nine years old. She is a Thai born overseas Chinese. She won the Thailand Royal scholarship to study her master and doctor in the US at the age of twenty-one. Afterwards, she married Taiwanese and moved to Taiwan after marriage. She currently works as a lecturer at Department of Foreign Languages and Literature in National Tsing Hua University.
Chang said she won’t forget the colleagues and the bankers who always help her to finish the application forms when she came to the school at the first time. She felt touched because her Mandarin was not as good as a native.
Chang graduated from Thammasat University in Thailand. Her outstanding grade helps her to win the Thailand Royal scholarship to study further in USA. She knew her Taiwanese husband when she worked in the US. They moved to Taiwan after marriage. Taiwan becomes her second home, she said. Chang also appreciates Thai authority to cultivate her and offer her the opportunity to study abroad. In addition to providing the scholarship to her juniors at Thammasat University every year, she also gives lessons to Taiwanese students seriously, aiming at winning the recognition of Taiwanese. Speaking of the education, Chang said she wished to be a teacher since she was a child. Her dream comes true now. She enjoys her work. For her students, she is a good listener and mentor. Just about every student trusts in her and asks her opinions when they face the troubles in lives.
Chang was granted the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate by the National Immigration Agency recently and won the recognition of the NIA. Chang is the first foreign spouse in Hsinchu City who receives the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate. It’s meaningful for her. It’s the gift which I languish for long time. I hope my daughter could be proud of me, she said. She also said she tries her best to be the good lecturer, leaving he good impression of students for Thai. It’s her way to thank her home country.
(Source: United Daily News)