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ASEAN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMME 2017 (AELP 2017) is an inaugural programme by the ASEAN UNIVERSITY NETWORK – STUDENT AFFAIRS NETWORK (AUN-SAN) and will be hosted by Universiti Utara Malaysia. This is an opportunity for participants to experience the full scale Joint Malaysian & Thailand Military Exercise on humanitarian assistance and relief. So don’t miss this chance of a lifetime! UUM Student Representative Council will be the secretariat for this programme together with UUM Student Affairs Department.


To engage students in Experiential learning and immersion

To provide a platform for knowledge sharing on common issues pertinent to ASEAN region

To provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge gained when they go back home for possible national and/or regional follow up projects


Humanitarian assistance & disaster relief

Expected Outcomes

Enhanced understanding among students on how issues are dealt with in different contexts and countries

Collaborative follow up projects among students in ASEAN.


Format of Activities

Pre Assignments 

  • Provision of reading materials.
  • Self-research on predetermined theme.


On-site Activities

  • 1st day, Lecture & Discussion as preliminary foundation related to the given theme.
  • 2nd & 3rd day, Fieldtrip for actual exposure experience.
  • 4th day, Sharing & reflection activities.

Post assignments

  • The participants are expected to create their follow up projects per country on the same theme and this may be supported by their institutions or by AUN member universities in general 
  • The participants will discuss and follow up on their discussions and projects virtually such as Webinar and emails on periodic basis 

Duration of the programme: 5 days in total

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Venue : INASIS Petronas
12.00 PM – Arrival and Registration of Participants
8.00 PM – Dinner

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Venue : SAC Meeting Room
7.30 AM - Breakfast & Programme Briefing
Venue : UUM Campus
9.00 AM - Training with The Royal Malaysian Army I
10.00 AM - Tea Break
10.30 AM - Training with The Royal Malaysian Army II
12.30 PM - Lunch/Free Session
2.00 PM - Training with The Royal Malaysian Army III
Venue : Alor Setar, Kedah
5.30 PM - Rest & Recreation - Alor Setar City

Monday, 24 July 2017

Venue : SAC Meeting Room
7.30 AM - Breakfast & Daily Briefing
Venue : SAC Auditorium
8.30 AM - Lecture by The Royal Malaysian Army I
Venue : SAC Meeting Room
10.15 AM - Tea Break
Venue : SAC Auditorium
10.30 AM - Lecture by The Royal Malaysian Army II
Venue : SAC Meeting Room
12.15 AM - Lunch/Free Session
Venue : Students Activity Room
2.00 PM - Group Discussion
Venue : UUM Art & Cultural Centre
8.30 PM - Dinner & Closing Ceremony

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Venue : SAC Meeting Room
7.30 AM - Breakfast & Daily Briefing
Venue : UUM Sport Centre
10.00 AM - Live Demonstration by The Royal Malaysian Army
Venue : SAC Meeting Room
12.00 Noon - Lunch/Free Session
Venue : SAC Auditorium
2.15 PM - Reflection Session
Venue : SAC Meeting Room
4.30 PM - Tea Break
8.00 PM - Dinner & Cultural Night Performances

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Venue : INASIS Petronas
Before 12.00 Noon - Departure of Participants


  • A maximum of 2 participants per university from AUN Members
  • The sending university may nominate faculty staff to accompany students and bear their own airfares, accommodation, and travel insurance while local hospitality will be provided by the host university which include airport transfers, meals, and breaks.

Financial Implication

  • USD100 registration fees will be charged for each participant
  • AUN cost sharing model: Host university to fund local arrangements (accommodation, airport transfers, local transportation, meals, and breaks)