CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Embassy of France to the Philippines, represented by Jean-Jacques Forté, Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, led by Fr Roberto “Bobby” C Yap SJ, renewed their memorandum of agreement (MOA) last January 21.
The MOA underlines the strong relationship existing between the two institutions since 2014, as well as their common commitment to promote French culture and language within Xavier Ateneo.
More than a hundred undergraduates of the XU are currently taking French language classes as part of their curriculum.
Emma Briffaut, Attachée for Higher Education and head of Campus France-Philippines, presented to students and faculty opportunities to pursue their studies in French institutions.
Briffaut also met with XU faculty who are seeking training or doctoral programs in their fields or opportunities for collaborative research with their French counterparts.
Briffaut stressed the importance of seeking and elaborating links with French higher education institutions.