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Professional volunteerism and international exchange within asean


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Professional volunteerism and international exchange within asean

  1. 1. Professional volunteerism and international exchange within ASEAN ASEAN Cultural Exchange Project Thanh Sơn Zen Teahouse, Hồ Chí Minh City July 5, 2014
  2. 2. Professional volunteer spirit  Definition  Equal to professional experience  Many seminars/workshops are not for persons without knowledge in some professional fields
  3. 3. Chances  ASEAN’s bodies programs: SEAMEO Youth Leadership Forum (and similar for different professions), AUN Youth Cultural Forum (limited to some universities only)  Inter-governmental programs: SSEAYP/Mekong Sub-Region Youth Programs  ASEAN’s civil-society-based programs: Mekong Peace Journey/Mekong Riverbank Network/Vietnam- Cambodia exchange programs  Independently welcoming ASEAN delegates to Vietnam through various organizations
  4. 4. What kind of sponsorship  Fully-funded: limited for accepted presenters or essay winners only, sometimes with daily allowance besides free accommodation and official meals or local transportation.  Partly-funded: similar to fully-funded but without roundtrip air ticket.  Commercial: you or your supporter have to pay for registration fee.
  5. 5. How to get involved?  Open-minded enough (respectful to other cultures)  Be a good presenter (or essay writer)  English proficiency  Understand well the criteria of each program  Have a good action plan to beat deadline
  6. 6. SEAMEO Youth Leadership Forum  Concept note  Criteria for selection of participants  Sample activities from previous programs
  7. 7. Q&A session
  8. 8. Ethnomusic exchange
  9. 9. The ASEAN Way
  10. 10. The ASEAN Way