Among these universities were: China Women’s University (CWU), Communication University of China (CUC), Beijing Normal University (BNU), and Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). CWU expressed willingness to pursue student and faculty exchange programs, as well as joint research program, considering the commonalities between Miriam College and their school’s specialized disciplines such as women’s studies, CDE, social work, applied psychology, tourism management, accounting, finance, marketing, arts and design. CWU also agreed to explore the possibility of sending CWU students for practicum in the Philippines, specifically in teaching Chinese as a second language.
CUC, on the other hand, is open to summer school training, student exchange and short term academic programs. They are also open to the 2+2 program wherein participating students study in Beijing for two years then go for an internship at Miriam for the next two years. CUC offers undergraduate programs in communication, education, art design, digital media art, business management, marketing and accounting.
Meanwhile, both BNU and CAFA are also open to exchange programs and cooperation, as well as student/faculty visit.
The Philippine Embassy to Beijing assisted Dr. Fortez and Villano during their visit and hosted a dinner with Philippine Consul Rhenita Rodriguez, Vice Consul Lily Chen and Cultural Attaché Weng Sacristia.