Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ASEAN Youth Forum - Advancing the Partnerships for the Sustainable Promotion of ASEAN Tourism, Thailand (Funded)

ASEAN was established in 1967 to integrate the South East Asian Landscape to address various development aspects of the global arena. Cooperation has been strengthened within three communities: the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC); the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC); and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). This has been possible because ASEAN focuses on people-to-people connectivity, which is essential for the formation of strong networks. In particular, the university network nurtures students to become capable and accomplished ASEAN leaders of the future.

This year Thailand is honored to have the chairmanship role of ASEAN, and decided to focus on the theme “Advancing Partnerships for Sustainability”. Prince of Songkhla University will be celebrating this auspicious year by organising the event “ASEAN Youth Forum: Advancing the Partnerships for the Sustainable Promotion of ASEAN Tourism”. Tourism is one of the most powerful mechanisms for helping people to experience multiple cultures and their natural heritage. This event will endeavour to highlight the potential of ASEAN youth to contribute towards the promotion of ASEAN tourism in a sustainable.

  • To celebrate the Thai chairmanship of ASEAN.
  • To promote the sustainability of ASEAN tourism.
  • To promote youth leadership within ASEAN.
  • To strengthen relationships amongst universities.
  • To form new collaborative networks.

  • Speech Contest
  • Quiz
  • Development of an ASEAN tourism project
  • Workshops
  • Excursions
  • Lectures

Around 350 participants will take part in this five-day event. 27 teams of contestants have been invited from universities in ASEAN+3 member countries. The universities were selected according to two criteria – whether they were an AUN member, or were located in the IMT-GT sub-region. All universities have had some kind of previous official collaboration with PSU.

Each team consists of two contestants, one supervisor, and ten registered accompanying students. One of the contestants will participate in the speech contest, and both will take part in the quiz as a pair. In addition, all contestants will groups of about five members each, in order to work on the development of an ASEAN tourism project. 

  • All contestants and supervisors will be provided with accommodation, consisting of shared rooms for four nights, meals during the events, excursions, and local transportation.
  • Registered accompanying students are allowed to attend the events and workshops at no cost.
  • Post-forum excursion packages are available at cost.


One team has been invited from each university, with a total of 23 universities selected from the ASEAN+3 member countries.  
  • Indonesia (4 teams):
    • Universitas Gadjah Mada ( UGM) 
    • Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) 
    • Universitas Sumatera Utara Medan (USU) 
    • Syiah Kuala University (SKU) 
  • Malaysia (4 teams): 
    • 1.Universiti Malaya (UM) 
    • 2.Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 
    • 3.Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) 
    • 4.Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  •  Thailand (8 teams):
    • 1.Prince of Songkla University (PSU) (5 teams) 
    • 2.Chulalongkorn University (CU)
    • 3.Mahidol University (MU) 
    • 4.Chiang Mai University (CMU) 
  • Other ASEAN Universities (7 teams):
    • 1.Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS
    • 2.Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
    • 3.The Philippines: University of the Philippines (UP) 
    • 4.Lao PDR: National University of Laos (NUOL) 
    • 5.Cambodia: Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
    • 6.Myanmar: University of Yangon (UY) 
    • 7.Vietnam: Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNUH)
  • China ( 2 teams) 
    • 1.Guangxi Normal University (GXNU) 
    • 2.Shanghai University (SHU)
  • Japan (1 team)
    • 1.Tsukuba UniversityKorea (1 team)
    • 2.Gachon University

Read on for more details: Download
Application Forms: Download
Speech Contest: Download
Quiz: Download
Project Development: Download

How to Apply:
Please register yourself at the Office of International Affairs in your University. We will match you with another participant as a team.

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