Asia Summer Program(ASP)
Asia Summer Program (ASP) is a three-week credit-based program offering innovative perspectives on Asia. Participating students experience a highly international environment, allowing them to learn directly about the diverse cultures of Asia.
Many of the participating universities send leading professors to offer courses on relevant issues in Asia. Each of the courses taken may be applied toward a student’s graduation requirements at his or her home university based on an agreement for credit transfer between the participating universities.
The ASP began through a shared sense of responsibility felt by leaders of the five founding universities: Bangkok University, Thailand; Dongseo University, Korea; Josai International University, Japan; Petra Christian University, Indonesia; Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.
It was agreed that given the increasing global importance of Asia, institutions of higher education should strive to create future leaders with a strong understanding of Asian perspectives.
ASP 2017 was held by Guangdong University of Foreign Studies during the period of Aug 2-21, 2017. 156 participants from 13 countries in Asia participated in this program. This program offers 30 courses instructed by 36 professors. By having cultural courses, visiting tours, the participants got to know better about Chinese culture and traditions.