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Thursday, 12 April 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2018

What?

The ASEAN Foundation is organising its ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) 2018 in Singapore. The AFMAM 2018 targets undergraduate students from across ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision-makers of ASEAN member states address regional issues at the ASEAN Summit and other regional ASEAN meetings.

Why?

The AFMAM 2018 promises an authentic experience to understand ASEAN. It is an interactive process where YOU, the students, will role-play a senior official of an ASEAN meeting and simulate how an ASEAN senior official engages in various ASEAN meetings. You will understand how ASEAN as an inter-governmental system works and will learn about the decision-making process to understand how regional agreements and cooperation are cultivated. It will be an interesting and enjoyable experience!

Take a snapshot peek of the previous events in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

When and where?

The AFMAM 2018 itself will be running from 3 to 8 July 2018 in Singapore. Apart from that, there are other important dates that you need to know:

11 April 2018

Open applications

30 April 2018

Applications deadline

14 – 18 May 2018

Applications assessment and selection

28 May 2018

Teams announcement

29 May -30 June 2018

Online workshop for selected teams

2 July 2018

Arrival

3 – 4 July 2018

Coaching Workshops

5 – 7 July 2018

Simulation of ASEAN Meetings

8 July 2018

Institutional Visit

9 July 2018

Return

Interested? Read more!

How?

Students are required to form a team of eight that comprises 7 undergraduate students (Team Members) and 1 faculty member (Team Advisor). To be eligible, all members in each team, including team advisor, must be ASEAN national and must have the same nationality.

Teams comprising different universities, various academic backgrounds, and gender balance are considered advantageous. Students from universities outside the capitals are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Undergraduate Students (Team Members)

  • 18 to 25 years of age when the programme takes place

  • Enrolled as a student at undergraduate level from any disciplines at universities in the ASEAN Member States when the programme takes place

  • English proficient, verbal and written

Faculty Member (Team Advisor)

  • Older than 25 years old when the programme takes place

  • Academic member (lecturer or teaching assistant) of a department or faculty of a university in the ASEAN Member States

  • English proficient, verbal, and written

Role of Faculty Member (Team Advisor)

  • Focal point of the Team

  • Lead and guide the Team

  • Advise and coach the Team related to content (possessing general knowledge on issues related to the AFMAM thematic focus)

  • Allocate time to participate in three to five online preparatory coaching sessions

  • Provide constructive inputs for the improvement of AFMAM

Please register HERE! For your own convenience, we strongly suggest that you have all the following information and documents of all Team Members and Team Advisor ready at hand before starting data entry:

1. Personal data
2. Full face photo in soft copy (GIF, PNG, JPG, or JPEG file, maximum 150 KBs)
3. Letter of endorsement from respective department/faculty/university for each person (PDF file, maximum 1 MB). This is written in free format on letterhead paper signed by authorised official of your institution verifying the following:

  • For Team Members: name, department, faculty, level (undergraduate), and the current semester you are at
  • For Team Advisor: name and current status at the institution

4. List of five most noteworthy personal achievements of each applicant

5. Team’s motivation statement (not more than 500 words)

In addition to the above requirements, please submit a two-minute creative video which introduce each personnel along with their respective achievements. Furthermore, post it at YouTube account of one of the team’s personnel and share the video link in the “Team’s motivation statement” section.

See HERE for the acceptance process of your applications!

What do we provide you with?

  • There is no registration or application fee

  • Round trip air travel from the capital city of the country of origin to the venue in Singapore

  • Accommodation and meals

On top of these, you will have an exciting experience with us and your peers from other ASEAN Member States. It will be an unforgettable lifetime experience to becoming an AFMAM alumni!

Time will not wait!

Please submit your Team’s application by 30 April 2018, 23.59, Jakarta time. Don’t let go of this golden opportunity of becoming a cadre of future young leaders of ASEAN who are outward looking developing networks to collaborate and work together.

*****Only successful applicants will be notified*****