【YCU】2018 SUDP2018 (Class with National University of the Philippines)

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
【YCU】 2018 SUDP2018 (Class with National University of the Philippines)
2. Themes:
Climate Change, SDGs
3. Summary:  

Through fieldwork. lectures and interaction with students with different backgrounds, students learned about the environmental and urban issues faced by developing countries, including environmental pollution surrounding Lake Laguna (Lake Bae), the largest lake in the Philippines.

4. Sector:
Others : Others:Yokohama City University
5. Implementation Period:

5th – 10th Sep 2018

6. Project Site :
7. Stakeholders&Partners:
University of Niigata Prefecture
University of the Philippines Los Baños
University of the Philippines, Manila
University of Technology, Malaysia
Vietnam National University     

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
University students from Japan and abroad gather to learn about environmental and urban issues faced by developing countries while interacting in English.

C. Activities

9. /Activities:
  • April 2018:Determination of destination, selection of program contents with relevant institutions
  • May-June 2018:Having orientation for students and recruitment of participating students
  • June 2018-Pre departure:Having studies for students to learn the environmental issues in developing countries and to learn how to discuss in English
  • Program Implementation


D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:
  • Ensuring the safety of the student
  • Appropriate allocation of staff and human resources

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:
  • Provided an opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds to communicate in English across the borders.
  • Provided opportunities to experience firsthand the differences in infrastructure, security, and culture through actual fieldwork. Particularly, the changes in the local weather, the students were given the opportunity to think about climate change through actual phenomena.

F. Budget:

12. Budget:

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