Message from H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh,
Secretary-General of ASEAN

With the ASEAN in Today’s World (AsTW) programme currently in its seventh year, I am pleased to welcome Viet Nam National University, Ha Noi as the new host of the programme and express my appreciation to the Ateneo De Manila University for its successful hosting of the programme for the last two years.

AsTW has always been one of ASEAN’s education sector key milestones, a programme which has brought our students together and enabled them to enhance their ASEAN awareness and knowledge, to serve as resource persons on ASEAN back home, and to learn more about the prospects and challenges for the ASEAN region.

As we establish the ASEAN Community by the end of this year, the AsTW 2015 programme is an excellent opportunity for our ASEAN student leaders to contribute to the visioning process for ASEAN post-2015, whose central elements have already been articulated by the ASEAN Leaders during the 25th ASEAN Summit. Through this programme, it is hoped that our student leaders would discuss and reflect on the relevance and future of ASEAN as well as explore opportunities by which they can further contribute to the process of building a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community.

  The ASEAN Secretariat remains committed in our support for the AsTW programme and we look forward to more years of learning and fellowship with our students as valuable partners and contributors of the ASEAN Community.


 
 

ASEAN

 

ATW
A sister programme of AsTW, Asia in Today's World (ATW) is a 7-week summer study program in Japan organized by Kyushu University in July and August. Each year, ATW hosted 30~40 participants from universities in Asia, Europe, North America
and South America.
Please visit the ATW website for details.

 

 

ASEAN in Todayfs World (AsTW)

is a two-week international study program focusing on ASEAN and East Asian affairs. It is designed for university students from around the world. The medium of instruction is English. AsTW was launched in March 2009 in Thailand. From 2009 to 2011, AsTW was co-organized by Kyushu University (Japan) and Mahidol University (Thailand). From 2012 to 2014, Kyushu University worked together with Ateneo de Manila University (the Philippines) and hosted AsTW in the Philippines. Since 2015, ATW has been held in Vietname, jointly organized by Kyushu University and Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

Those five prestigious universities in the ASEAN regions and Japan, namely Mahidol University, Ateneo de Manila University, Vietnam Naitonal University, Hanoi, Fukuoka Women’s University, and Kyushu University, have collaborated in the AsTW program with the strong support from the ASEAN Secretariat. and AUN.

The 2016 session will convene
from March 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
at Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Application deadline:October 31, 2015

 

Structure of AsTW:
The AsTW curriculum consists of ASEAN Studies Courses (ASC) and Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) courses, supplemented by co-curricular Study Trips, providing students with rich and unique learning opportunities.

The ASC component gives AsTW its distinction as a rigorous introduction to selected ASEAN issues that increasingly affect global and regional “ASEAN+3” relations. Students will broaden their knowledge and gain deeper understanding of ASEAN and “ASEAN+3” cooperation through their ASC courses. A valuable part of the program is the opportunity to approach ASEAN and East Asia topics from different perspectives.

The ALC component provides students with an intensive Asian language study experience designed to build proficiency in the language chosen and to help with acquisition of basic knowledge of the related culture in an integrated approach. Students will gain a general understanding of the culture and sociolinguistic context of each language. By the end of each course, students are expected to have developed some fundamental skills in listening and speaking as well as an understanding of daily conduct in the appropriate cultural setting.

The combination of ASC and ALC study will contribute to the students’ synthetic understanding of the ASEAN and East Asia communities.

A series of cultural study trips is another attractive part of the program. Each excursion is intended to allow students the chance to increase their awareness and enhance their appreciation of the history, culture, and social life of the country where AsTW is held.

To complete the AsTW program, students must enroll in two courses (one each from the ALC and ASC offerings) for credit and participate in all official events. Students who meet all AsTW requirements will be awarded a certificate issued jointly by Kyushu University and a partner university.

 

Download AsTW2016 Itinerary

Download AsTW2016 Flyer

Download AsTW2016 Poster

 

Past AsTW Sessions
2013 @ Ateneo de Manila youtube
2012 @ Ateneo de Manila youtube
2011 @Mahidol University youtube

 

 
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