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ARCE LECTURES IN ASIA SUMMER PROGRAM 2019 IN INDONESIA

SURABAYA, INDONESIA-JULY 18: A Farewell Photo. (At the center) Mr. Ardolf B. Arce strikes a post
together with his students from Camarines Norte State College, Philippines, Dongseo University, South
Korea, Josai International University, Japan, Northwest Samar State University, Philippines, and Petra
Christian University, Indonesia.

SURABAYA, Indonesia—Mr. Ardolf B. Arce, a faculty member of the College of Economics and
Management (CEM) was invited as one of the lecturers in the recently concluded Asia Summer
Program (ASP) 2019 hosted by its first founding institution, Petra Christian University,
Surabaya, Indonesia on July 01 to 19, 2019. ASP 2019 was participated by lecturers and 157
students from 21 universities, coming from 12 different countries in Asia. The primary aim of the
three-week international summer program was to foster future leaders who have a strong
understanding of Asian cultures, a broad and creative mindset, and a talent for international
collaboration.
ASP is a three-week summer program where students can earn up to four academic credits applicable
at their home universities. The program also includes activities and tours providing insight into the host
country’s culture as well as promoting cooperation and a sense of international community. ASP has
been held since 2012 and has taken place in a different country each year. In 2013, the ASP was
affiliated with the Asian University Presidents Forum, which greatly extended its scope. Since then,
students from universities in 18 countries have participated in the Asia Summer Program.

“ASP has become an excellent platform for students coming from many different backgrounds,
universities, and countries, not only from Asia but also from Europe, to stretch themselves and to learn
together in a multicultural and international atmosphere”, Prof. Dr. Djwantoro Hardjito, Rector of Petra
Christian University said. “I believe that joining ASP will be a life-changing experience for all of you all
that prepares you to become champions in this disruptive era”, he added. “The Hero in Me" as this
year’s theme, ASP campaigned to encourage participants to awaken the hero within them to be kind,
insightful, and innovative future leaders of Asia.

During the three-week lecture series, Mr. Arce lectured---fundamentals of agritourism to eleven (11)
students from participating universities in Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. In general, the
lecture provided students with an overview of agritourism as suitable development and as an industry.

The twenty one (21) participating universities were: Bangkok University, Thailand, Daffodil International
University, Bangladesh, Dongseo University, South Korea, Camarines Norte State College, Philippines,
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines, Josai International University, Japan, Kaichi
International University, Japan, Ma Chung University, Indonesia, Merriam College, Philippines, Mykolas
Romeris University, Lithuania, National Formosa University, Taiwan, National Ilan University, Taiwan,
Northwest Samar State University, Philippines, Panpacific University North Philippines, Philippines,
Philippine Normal University, Philippines, Universitas Kristen Petra, Indonesia, Universidade Lusófona
de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia, Singapore University of
Social Science, Singapore, SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea, and Wenzao
Ursuline University of Language, Taiwan.

The ASP 2019 was formally opened on July 01, 2019 where Prof. Dr. Djwantoro Hardjito, the President
of Petra Christian University welcomed the lecturers and students from twenty (20) different prestigious
universities all across Asia. The next day, the series of lectures started. It ran for thirteen (13) days,
from Mondays to Fridays until July 18, 2019. The program intensified the learning experience of the
participants through different after-class activities and tours, particularly the Surabaya Heritage City
Tour and Midnight Bromo Wonders. ASP 2019 Indonesia was formally closed on July 19, 2019 where
the handling-over of the ASP Flag to the University Malaysia Perlis entailed a big challenge for them as
the host of Asia Summer Program 2019.