Posted on Jul 6, 2010

International J-1 Scholar, Chen, Graduates with Doctoral Degree

International J-1 Scholar, Chen, Graduates with Doctoral Degree

Chi-Wen Chen, an International J-1 scholar who was with us at the USF College of Nursing for 6 months in 2009, graduated with her doctoral degree in January 2010 from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan. Chen shared photos and a few words about her USF experience:

Studying at College of Nursing, USF was the best decision I have ever made. The supportive environment helped me achieve my learning objectives within six months. My sincere gratitude goes to Dr. Evans who offered me this great opportunity to have the chance to share the wonderful time with all of you. Dr. Beckstead was the most patient faculty I have ever met who NEVER said NO for my questions. Dr. Kennel is also my professional role model. Additionally, I deeply appreciate everyone who had helped me during my stay at USF. If you have a chance to visit Taiwan, please do remember you have at least three friends here who can make your trip here memorable.

Best wishes,
Chi-Wen Chen

Chi-Wen Chen (second from left) and her family at graduation.
Photo courtesy of Chi-Wen Chen

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Chi-Wen Chen (far left) and two other visiting scholars from Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (2005-2009),
Photo courtesy of Chi-Wen Chen

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program brings qualified international faculty, professors, research scholars, specialists, and other professionals to the United States to participate in educational and cultural programs.  The University of South Florida has been approved by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to serve as the visa sponsor for international visitors to participate in research, teaching, consulting, and observation at USF and its affiliates. For more information about USF International Services visit