ASEAN in Todayfs World (AsTW)
is a 2-week international program focusing on ASEAN and East Asia, designed for university students from around the world. The medium of instruction is English. AsTW was launched in March 2009 and had been co-organized by Kyushu University (Japan) and Mahidol University (Thailand) from 2009 to 2011. After successfully hosting three sessions at Mahidol University, AsTW moved to Ateneo de Manila University (the Philippines) in 2012. Having new partners of Ateneo de Manila University and Fukuoka Womenfs University, four of most prestigious universities in Asia have collaborated in AsTW with the strong support from the ASEAN Secretariat.
The 2013 session was successfully implemented
from February 22, 2013 to March 8, 2013
at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines
|Past AsTW Sessions
|2013 (@Ateneo de Manila)
|2012 (@Ateneo de Manila)
|2011 (@Mahidol University)
Application deadline:November 16, 2012.
If you are a student of Kyushu University or Fukuoka Women's University,
application deadline is October 31, 2012. Please go to the Japanese site for details.
Structure of AsTW
AsTW consists of three parts: ASEAN Studies Courses (ASC), Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) and Study Trips, providing students with a unique study opportunity. ?
ASC gives AsTW a distinction as a comprehensive academic program of ASEAN issues that increasingly play an important role in the world and gASEAN+3h relations.
Students will broaden their knowledge and gain deeper understanding about ASEAN and gASEAN+3h cooperation through ASC taught by professors from Kyushu University (Japan), Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), and Mahidol University (Thailand). A valuable part of the program is the opportunity to approach ASEAN and East Asia topics from different perspectives. Students will select one ASC course from among those offered.
In addition, students will choose one intensive Asian language course. The combination of ASC and ALC contributes to the studentsf synthetic understanding of ASEAN and East Asia.
A series of Philippine cultural field trips is another attractive part of the program. Each excursion is designed to allow students to experience Filipino culture and aesthetic sense.
To complete AsTW, students must take 2 courses (one ALC and one ASC). Students who complete AsTW will be awarded a certificate jointly signed by the Presidents of Kyushu University and Ateneo de Manila University.