COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT was the key theme of our winter intersession study tour of the Philippines. Our host was the Economics Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Our students conducted field surveys of a village fishing project in the southern Luzon province of Batangas and a village eco-tourism project in the northern Luzon province of Bulacan. We are indebted to the Office of Social Concerns and Issues at the Ateneo de Manila University for making our site visits a reality.
Batangas: Fishnet Project
Bulacan: Eco-Tourism Project
CLASSROOM PREPARATION AT THE ATENEO DE MANILA
Prior to conducting their field site visits, our students received intensive training in project assessment, cross cultural communication as well as an introduction to the Philippines. We are very thankful to the Ateneo de Manila University for providing us access to their faculty, classrooms, dormitories and sports fields.
Besides our field visits and classroom training, we were also able to visit a number of cultural sites such as Corregidor Island and Intramuros. Special thanks to Ateneo’s Office of International Studies for all their assistance.
Special thanks to Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program for all their administrative support