Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology in Rende District, Tainan, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

Authorities in Taiwan have held a talk for international students to make them aware of their rights after a number of scams involving Filipino postgraduate students.

On Wednesday, officers from the First Tainan City Service Station of the National Immigration Agency and the Department of Labor visited Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology in Rende district, Tainan, where 294 foreign students study under the Industry-Academia Collaboration Program, the China Daily News reported.

According to the university, most Indonesian students were majoring in Information Management or Food and Nutritional Science, while hospitality management was popular with Vietnamese students. These subjects all require students to do internships at a workplace.

Due to language and communication barriers, overseas students have not learned much about the island country’s laws and workers’ rights. The agency took the opportunity to inform students about law issues and the labor rights they are entitled to. Authorities would also continue to crack down on human trafficking and worker exploitation.

Read: Filipinos ‘tricked by study scam’ in Taiwan

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