APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program (ULP) 20192019.01.08 Yonsei OIA 397
2019 APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program
Untangling the Knot: Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges
About the program:
The University of Oregon's (UO) Division of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) will host the Association of Pacific Rim Universities' (APRU) 2019 Undergraduate Leadership Program from July 1 - 12, 2019 in Eugene, Oregon.
For the 2019 Undergraduate Leadership Program, “Untangling the Knot: Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges” students from the Pacific Rim will come to the environmentally-focused state of Oregon to apply new thinking to untangle three intertwined social dilemmas: environmental degradation, public health risks and social inequality. Students will work in small teams to address a real-world issue in one of these areas (e.g., environment), while working through how the challenge is entangled with the other two areas (health and social inequality). Representatives from locally based community organizations working on these issues will develop challenges for the teams and at the end of the program, will pick the best student group solutions.
The 12-day program will combine high impact educational practices including research and community-based learning with intensive leadership development and the application of scientific knowledge to societal dilemmas. Students will engage in skills development workshops in areas such as team building, science communication and non-profit management. They will attend leadership lectures, interact with faculty experts, experience organized excursions and cultural activities and develop real world action plans for solving these pressing social dilemmas.
Students will work in small teams to address a real-world issue in one of these areas (e.g., environment), while working through how the challenge is entangled with the other two areas (health and social inequality). Representatives from locally-based community organizations working on these issues will develop challenges for the teams and at the end of the program will pick the best student group solutions.
ULP 2019 is targeted at undergraduate students of any discipline who have completed their first year of study. They must be aged 18 or above at the time of application.
To ensure academic and experiential quality of the program, the number of participants is capped at 50.
Program Fee: $500 USD
Shared Double Accommodation in UO Residence Halls
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in UO dining facilities
Airport transfers on June 30 and July 12
Certification of participation
Excursions and organized activities
Travel between home country and Eugene, Oregon (airfare estimate $1000-$1500 USD)
Personal Travel insurance
Personal expenses not covered by the program
Key Program Dates:
Sunday June 30 –Students arrive in Eugene, Oregon. Check into accommodation and rest.
Monday July 1 –Welcome ceremony, orientation, introductions, campus tour and team building.
Thursday July 4 –Special cultural experience (TBA)
Saturday July 6 –Organized excursion (TBA)
Wednesday July 10 –Final presentations
Thursday July 11 –Proposal selections, closing ceremony and farewell dinner.
Friday July 12 –Students check out of accommodation and depart Eugene, Oregon.
A more detailed program schedule will be disbursed after students have been selected to participate in the ULP 2019.
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