CEU students complete 2020 UMAP-COIL joint program

Published December 19, 2020, 9:25 AM

by MB Lifestyle

And gain outstanding scores in the online international program

From left: PJ Sheed Olea; Joshua Flores; Alondra Sto. Domingo; Adrian Rafael Limpin; and Catherine Brioso / Photo courtesy of Centro Escolar University (CEU)

The education sector has had to adapt during these unprecedented times. Institutions need to ensure that their students are receiving a quality education that prepares them for the modern world and are given the opportunities to expand their knowledge and gain enriched learning. Despite the halting of most study abroad programs, five Centro Escolar University (CEU) were able to complete and garner outstanding scores in this year’s Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) joint program of the University Mobility in Asia and Pacific (UMAP).

PJ Sheed Olea from the CEU School of Accountancy and Management and social work student Joshua Flores from the CEU School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work (SELAMS) both earned 100 points. SELAMS political science major Alondra Sto. Domingo and Adrian Rafael Limpin from the School of Medical Technology scored 98 points, while nursing student Catherine Brioso garnered an impressive 96 points.

The UMAP-COIL joint program for 2020 was conducted purely online with student participants from all around the world, fostering global citizenry with regard to key contemporary social issues. This included an examination of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which includes no poverty, zero hunger, and quality education. Over the course of three months, the students completed the required number of 63 to 66 learning hours, which was composed of pre-program workshops, lecture series, a two-week project, a final presentation, and post-program workshops.

After successfully completing the program, the students were given certificates signed by Mr. Takao Fujita, the director of the Kansai University–Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE).

UMAP is a voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education sector that conducts programs to provide student opportunities to gain enriched learning and international experience. These programs that CEU students are given the opportunity to not simply join but also excel in provide a holistic education, fostering an international mindset, preparing them for the modern and globalized world we all live in.

For more information about CEU School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music, and Social Work under the deanship of Dr. Maria Rita D. Lucas; the CEU School of Accountancy and Management under the deanship of Dr. Rosemarie I. So; the CEU School of Medical Technology under the deanship of Dr. Charito Bermido; and the CEU School of Nursing under the deanship of Dr. Elvira Urgel visit www.ceu.edu.ph | Facebook: @theCEUofficial | Twitter: @CEUmanila, @CEU_makati05, @CEUMalolo