The participants from nine (9) universities from five (5) different countries in the East Asia region were warmly welcomed of this year’s meeting of AJCU EAO International Directors held last 16-17 December 2009 at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Dr. Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Director of the Office of International Programs of AdMU, formally opened the meeting with her welcome remarks, followed by introductions from the participants. Sanata Dharma University (SDU) of Indonesia initiated the discussion with a report regarding their successful hosting of the Service Learning Program. They presented their process of the program as well as showed pictures and video testimonials from the participating students, all of whom gave positive feedbacks. A report and proposal from Sophia University of Japan followed, giving the Service Learning Program in 2010 an exciting twist: instead of the usual tradition of a school hosting the program in their own country, next year’s SLP will be held in Thailand and Cambodia. <read full text>