In a stride to the University’s internationalization program, Dr. Mercedes D. Masipiqueña, former director of Cagayan Valley Program on Environment and Development (CVPED) and Prof. Jouelle Taggueg from the College of  Forestry and Environmental Management (CFEM), both from ISU Cabagan,  visited Leiden University in The Netherlands from Sept 29 to Oct 10, 2014 to discuss the 2015 Water Course and   possible linkage with the Faculty of Humanities, also of Leiden University for the hosting of their BS students in International Studies who will undertake their internship in the Philippines. Dr. Masipiquena presented the details of the water course 2015 to interested students from Leiden University while Mr. Jouel Taggueg talked about expectations for the fieldwork in Isabela. They also discussed cost-cutting measures and sharing of costs by ISU, Leiden University and Mabuwaya Foundation.

            While in Netherlands, Dr. Masipiqueña visited visited Louwes scholars managed by CVPED at CML, Leiden University.

Dr. Masipiquena noted that with other activities lined up by CCVPED for the following years, it can continue to be a strong link in the international environment.

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