COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT and PROJECT ASSESSMENT were the key themes 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 reforestation project in the Central Luzon province of Nueva Ecija and a village honey processing project in the Eastern Luzon province of Quezon. We are indebted to the Office of Social Concerns and Issues at the Ateneo de Manila University for making our site visits a reality.
Nueva Ecija: Reforestation Project
Quezon: Honey Processing 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 and classrooms. We also need to thank the Instiute for Social Order for allowing us to use their dormitories and cafeteria.
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.