Nine NUS students will travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand led by Associate Professor Peter Vail. The field-based study programme is based on Prof Vail’s Special Term module USE2315: Participatory Social Development in Southeast Asia. Students will record the experiences and interests of the communities they visit to by creating a series of short, collaboratively produced films on topics of local importance.
USP will host 34 students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia. The students will take part in a community development and social entrepreneurship study trip planned by Associate Professor Albert Teo. The visit is the reciprocal component of the ‘Forgotten Communities’ study trip held in Malaysia last December.
Ten USP students will participate in the Builders Connect Learning Programme. The students will work with two NGOs in the Philippines to gain a deeper and more critical understanding of what causes poverty, its complex and multifaceted nature, and what students can do about it.
This is part of the "Dinner Conversations with Professors" initiative organised by USP students. It is an informal and chill conversations over food with students and a professor on a topic that interests him/her. This session with Dr Alexander will be held over lunch.