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 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. The 2015 session of AsTW will be 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 2015 session will convene
from March 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines
Application deadline:October 31, 2014.
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 “ASEAN+3” relations.
Students will broaden their knowledge and gain deeper understanding about ASEAN and “ASEAN+3” cooperation through ASC. 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 among those offered below. ASC for 2015 will be taught by professors from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Kyushu University, and Fukuoka Women’s University.
In addition, students will choose one intensive Asian language course. The combination of ASC and ALC contributes to the students’ synthetic understanding of ASEAN and East Asia.
A series of Vietnamese cultural study trips is another attractive part of the program. Each excursion is designed to allow students to experience Vietnamese culture.
To complete AsTW, students must take 2 courses (one ALC and one ASC). Students who complete AsTW will be awarded a certificate jointly issued by Kyushu University and Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU).
|Past AsTW Sessions
|2013 @ Ateneo de Manila
|2012 @ Ateneo de Manila
|2011 @Mahidol University