About SLAN

The purpose of Service-Learning Asia Network (SLAN) is to promote the common interests and networks of student exchanges, faculty research, curriculum development and program evaluation among colleges and universities interested in Service-Learning in Asia. SLAN members share ideas about the development of Service-Learning in the region and have united together to encourage cross-national collaborations.

SLAN was initiated with the assistance of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. It began under the leadership of International Christian University (Japan), who had the insight and motivation to build up a network of Service-Learning providers in Asia and begin to gain recognition for the pedagogy’s work in the region.

After a brief hiatus, the network was reignited at the 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning where SLAN members in attendance gathered together to discuss the future and importance of our organization. As of April 2020, Silliman University Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning took over the Secretariat duties of the network.


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International Networks

Lingnan University

Room 101, 1/f B. Y. Lam Building
Lingnan University
8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun
New Territories Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2616 8073
Fax: +852 2468 4807
Email: [email protected]

The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) at Lingnan University, which is Hong Kong’s only liberal arts university, was the first established center for Service-Learning in Hong Kong. The program is fully developed, with Service-Learning course offered across the university’s academic disciplines, high student participation rates, and a variety of international Service-Learning opportunities including the Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute hosted by Lingnan. In addition, OSL has also established many community partnerships and supports community-based research in order to extend the OSL impact beyond the university’s confines. In 2016-17, the Service-Learning will become the graduation requirement at Lingnan University.

Programs offered by the Office of Service-Learning:

  • Service-Learning Research Scheme (local courses with S-L elements)
  • Mainland and International Service-Learning Program
  • Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute
  • Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program

Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1/F, Chung Chi College Administration Building
Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3943 1313 / 3943 9643
Fax: (854) 2693 6219
Email: [email protected]

Chung Chi College at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is deeply rooted in Christian high education traditions and ideals. The sense of community service has become an important element of College’s education since its founding. The concept of Service-Learning was introduced in recent years, eventually leading to the launch of the Local, Mainland, and International Service-Learning Programmes in the early-2000s and the establishment of the Service-Learning Centre in the 2013-14 academic year. The center is responsible for organizing the colleges various Service-Learning programs, supporting student and alumni initiated service trips, organizing symposiums, seminars, and training workshops on Service-Learning, and supporting Service-Learning related research.

Programs offered through the Service-Learning Centre:

  • Local Service-Learning Programmes
  • Mainland Service-Learning Programmes
  • International Service-Learning Programmes
  • Service-Learning Symposiums and Conferences

Hong Kong Baptist University

Contact Person:

Dr. Jason Ho
Senior Service-Learning Consultant
Centre for Innovative Service-Learning
Hong Kong Baptist University
Tel: 3411-7773

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning. HKBU is committed to academic excellence in teaching, research and service, and to the development of the whole person in all these endeavours built upon the heritage of Christian higher education. It aims to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. For more details, please visit: www.hkbu.edu.hk

Duta Wacana Christian University

Dr. Wahidin Sudiro Husodo Street No. 5 – 25
Yogyakarta 55224
Phone: 0274 563929
Fax: -274 513235
Email: [email protected]

Duta Wacana Christian University (UKDW) is a private university in Yogyakarta, central of Java island, Indonesia. UKDW enriches its curriculum with non-curricular programs aimed to create outstanding students with highly developed characters. UKDW’s Service-Learning serves as a learning model for both the students and the community. It uses a participatory approach which means that all participants learn and work together to develop the local community.

Petra Christian University

J1. Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya, Indonesia
Phone:+62 31 298 3138
Email: [email protected]

The Petra Christian University (PCU) has run a program called Community Outreach Program (COP) since 1994, which was gradually developed into a Service-Learning program for both PCU and international students. The program is held every summer and aims to introduce students to social issues experienced by communities and to foster community development. In addition to the COP, the concept of Service-Learning is also applied in classes in order to provide students with learning experiences beyond the classroom. Overall, PCU hopes to encourage commitment to serve others, prepare the young generation for service leadership, and enhance the Christian values in Christian higher education as well as in the community through the development of Service-Learning.

Starting in early 2006, Service-Learning has been gradually adopted into the curriculum of each School at PCU to give added value to the education process. Faculties and schools develop their discipline-related programs according to their own needs and objectives of the class.

Krida Wacana Christian University

Kampus 1 Ukrida Jl. Tj. Duren Grogol Petamburan No 4 Jakarta Indonesia
Name: Prasasti Peranginangin
Phone: (+62) 85664066301
Email: [email protected]

UKRIDA stands for Krida Wacana Christian University, meaning a Christian University with a dedication inspired by the Word of God. It was officially established on January 20, 1967 by Presbyterian Church of Indonesia. Our Vision is to be an excellent institution of higher education that serves good education, excels in innovative research and contributes to community development. All these are pursued in the spirit of Christian values and the protestant work ethics.

Christ University Centre for Social Action

Near Dairy Circle, Hosur Road
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029
Name: Dr. Victor Paul, Interim Director for the Centre for Social Action
Phone: +91 80 4012 9655
Email: [email protected]

In 1969 Christ University was founded under the vision of “Excellence and Service”. Today the university continues to carry out this vision through developing students academically and as socially sensitive individuals. One way Christ University achieves this ‘holistic development’ is through the Centre for Social Action (CSA). Since its inception in 1999, CSA has involved students in social development programs. After seeing the attitude and knowledge developments among students, the Centre has begun to convert student volunteering activities into Service-Learning activities. CSA, is beginning to introduce Service-Learning into core disciplines of study and developing joint programs with other higher education institutions in order to continue to develop and promote the concept of Service-Learning at Christ University.

Lady Doak College

Tallakulam, Madurai – 625002
Tamilnadu, India
Phone: 91-0452-2530527 Ext. 229
Fax: 091-452-2523585
Email: [email protected]

Since its inception in 1948, Lady Doak College (LDC), an all-female college located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in southern India. Community service is part of its educational mission that aims to develop young women from all strata to become intellectually mature, morally upright, socially responsible, and spiritually inspired female leaders. In 1978, this vision was maintained when outreach programmes became integrated into the curriculum. Then in 2005 – 2006, upon being exposed to Service-Learning, LDC institutionalized the concept in a variety of disciplines and created the Center for Outreach and Service-Learning Programmes (COSLP). The outreach programmes and Service-Learning courses associated with COSLP encourage experiential learning, develops students’ critical and analytical thinking skills, and enable students to act as catalysts for social change.

Programs offered by Center for Outreach and Service-Learning Programmes:

  • Learning and Application Made Possible (LAMP), multi-discipline learning center
    Techno-Serve, Transferring Technology through Service-Learning
  • National Service Scheme (NSS)
  • Rangering (RAN)
  • Environmental Awareness Programme (EAP)

Madras Christian College

Tambaram, Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India
PIN 600 059
Phone: 91 33 22390675
Fax: 91 44 22394352
Email: [email protected]

Madras Christian College is an institution of higher education known for its academic standing, leadership building, and social commitment. With the inspiration of God’s love, the College aims to offer people of all communities whole-person education, which is appropriate for the needs of both India and the World. Currently, Madras has more than 7,000 students in 33 different faulty and is consistantly ranked among in the Top Ten Liberal Arts and Sciences College in India.

International Christian University

3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo
181-8585, Japan
Phone: +81 422 33 3687
Fax: 81 422 33 3685
Email: [email protected]

The International Christian University (ICU) established the Service Learning Center (SLC) in 2002, which aims to both support students’ Service-Learning activities along with coordinate a variety of other Service-Learning programs. The staff of SLC primarily provides regular guidance for Service-Learning programs and events while also helping students integrate Service-Learning into their academics through placement into Service-Learning related courses. The programs and courses associated with SLC work with a wide range of non-profit organizations, service sites, and both national and international high education institutions. In addition, SLC continually conducts Service-Learning related research and surveys on and off campus, which has led ICU to be an active member and secretariat of Japan Overseas Experiential Learning Network (JOELN), a research group for university-level study abroad experiences.

Hannam University

Contact Person
Junghyun Lee(Ms)
228 Jung Sung Kyun Missionary Hall
Hannam University
Hannam-ro 70, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon 34430, Korea
Office : +82-42-629-8105
Fax : +82-42-629-7146
Email : [email protected]

Since its establishment in 1956, Hannam University has been a widely recognized private university in Daejeon, the city of science and technology, located in the middle of South Korea. HNU offers a wide array of majors from bachelor’s to doctoral levels with 8 colleges and 49 majors, including Linton School of Global Business in which all the courses are conducted in English. We have established international partnerships with 248 higher education institutions in 45 different countries, where we have sent hundreds of our students abroad for Student Exchange Programs. We currently have about 500 international students on campus from all over the world.
Hannam University introduced the concept of service learning and established the Service Learning Center (SLC) in 2019. The purpose of this is to share the leadership of service learning in collaboration with the local community and lead the social innovation that makes the best use of the major.

Programs Offered by Hannam University:

  • Service Learning Credit Course
  • Service-Learning non-credit Program
  • Global Service-Learning Program
  • Chungcheong Service Learning Network members

Seoul Women’s University

210 Human Science Building
Seoul Women’s University
Hwarang-no, Nowon-gu, Seoul, Korea (139-774)

As a Christian institution, the Seoul Women’s University aims to train female leaders who have Knowledge, Virtue, and Expertise. In accordance with this mission, SWU has been committed to integrating Service-Learning into academics since 2005. Overseen by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Service-Learning is integrated into credit-bearing courses from a variety of disciplines. The projects associated with these courses aim to help low income, poor, aged, and homeless community members through different activities, such as educational outreach and community-based research. In addition, SWU also offers a Global Service-Learning (G S-L) Program, in which students previously involved in local Service-Learning are offered the opportunity to participate in a Service-Learning project or program in a neighboring country.

Programs Offered by Seoul Women’s University:

  • Global Service-Learning Program with Family Agape
  • Service-Learning Courses across disciplines
  • Global Service-Learning mentorship scheme
  • Student exchange with International Christian University (Japan) and Chung Chi College, CUHK and Lingnan University (Hong Kong)

University of Macau

Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College
Name: Ms. Natalie Wong, resident fellow and Interim associate master of Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College
Phone: (+853) 8822-8520
Email: [email protected]

Stanley Ho East Asia College
Name: Ms. Sancia Wan, resident fellow of Stanley Ho East Asia College
Phone: (+853) 8822-9719
Email: [email protected]

Shiu Pong College
Name: Mr. Ivan Lei, resident fellow of Shiu Pong College
Phone: (+853) 8822-9626
Email: [email protected]

The Service-Learning Programme at the University of Macau strives to encourage students to organize and participate in volunteer services, through which they can serve the underprivileged, give back to the society, and engage in out-of-classroom learning. The program provides all UM students with opportunities to participate in Service-Learning activities organized by the university and/or organize they own Service-Learning projects with the support from resident colleagues.

Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

No. 298 Zhongshan Avenue GuangZhou, P.R. China 510665
Name: ZhouYa, Teacher of the Institute of Political Science and Law
Phone: +86 13560423067
Email: [email protected]

Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University is a provincial general university with Master’s Degree granting authority. The college is not only committed to developing high-quality vocational education teachings and application-oriented talents, but it also strives to build the domestic first-class and to be a leader among similar universities. To achieve this Guangdong Polytechnic has recently began to explore the concept of Service-Learning by incorporating Service-Learning related activities into existing courses. The college plans to continue learning about Service-Learning in Asia and pioneering its development in Mainland China.

Shantou University

No. 243 Daxue Road, Shantou, Guangdong, P.R. China 515063
Name: Cai Yinghui, Vice Director of Teaching Affairs Department
Phone: +086 0754 86503395
Email: [email protected]

Founded in 1981, Shantau University (STU) is a comprehensive university that is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Government, and the Lia Ka Shing Foundation. The university is currently comprised of 8 colleges and schools and has over 10,000 students. With the school motto “Aspiration, Knowledge, Perseverance, Achievement”, STU has actively promoted Service-Learning on campus under the guidance of the Teaching Affairs Office. STU has offered courses with Service-Learning elements since June 2010 and since 2012 all students must take a 1 credit Service-Learning course prior to graduation.

South China Normal University

55 Zhongsan Avenue West
Guangzhou, Guangdong 510631 China
Phone: +86 20 8521 2863
Fax: (8620) 8521 2131
Email: [email protected]

South China Normal University is an institution of higher learning with a long and rich history. Situated in Guangzhou, a open metropolitis in South China, the University is imbued Lingnan’s pioneering and pragmatic spirit. While South China Normal University has always concentrated on teach-education and training, it has recently adopted a new, more expansive view on education. This new view not only strives to cultivate talented individuals, but also create a friendly, harmonious environment for teaching and academic research and foster a rich campus culture. The university aims to be a high level comprehensive teaching and research-oriented institution with open distinctive features.

Sun Yat-Sen University

135 Xiangang Xi Road, Guangzhou, P.R. China 510275
Name: Jiangang Zhu, Executive Dean of the School of Philanthropy
Phone: +84 114081 – 804
Email: [email protected]

Founded in 1924, Sun Yat-Sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary universities that has also become an important base for training high-level talents, scientific research, providing service to society, and inheriting cultural traditions. In order to further promote these traditions, SYSU’s School of Philanthropy set up the Service-Learning Office in 2015. The Office is currently focusing on developing Service-Learning at both SYSU and in higher education through integrating it into academic courses and providing activities related to Service-Learning for students, professors, and faculty members. SYSU and the Service-Learning Office looks further to continuing to promote and establish Service-Learning.

Zhuhai City Polytechnic

JinEr Road, Xihu Chengqu
Jinwan District, Zhuhai
Guang Dong, 519090 China
Phone: 0756-7253159
Email: [email protected]

Zhuhai City Polytechnic (ZHCPT) is an institution of higher vocation education that is committed to transforming Zhuhai into a learning-oriented city. The college utilizes an open-education model that allows coordination among industry, college, and research. Through the initiative of the dean of the School of Tourism Management, ZHCPT began to also integrate the practice of Service-Learning into their educational model. In 2012, the school offered 2 credit-bearing Service-Learning courses and began “Service-Learning Month” in March. The School of Tourism Management at ZHCPT believes that students should be responsible, warm-hearted members of the local community and society and that academic learning can be strengthen through meaningful service and reflection; thus, the School is continually committed to developing and improving upon their Service-Learning.

Silliman University

1 Hibbard Avenue
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
6200 Philippines
Phone: 4201901 loc 369
Email: [email protected]

The Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines been integrating the concept of Service-Learning into their curriculum for almost 10 years. Service-Learning began at the University with the approval by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia of a multi-disciplinary Service-Learning program implemented in the town in Oriental Negros. Since then, the Service-Learning program has been adopted into an increasingly number of courses from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, agriculture, arts and sciences, education, and nursing. These courses aim to provide students with a practical perspective to the theories and principles behind social issues by exposing them to social realities in different communities. There, the students are challenged to reflect and address the issues at hand. Currently, these courses and other Service-Learning related programs and events are overseen by the Institute of Service-Learning.

Miriam College

Institutional Network for Social Change
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1102 Philippines
Phone: (+632) 4337909
Email: [email protected]

Mariam College is a Catholic institution of learning that form leaders in service who competence with caring, are rooted in Filipino culture and Asian tradition and yet are citizens of the world. In accordance with this vision, an integral part of the college is volunteering, which is overseen by the Institutional Network for Social Action (INSA). INSA’s role is enhance volunteerism that is expertise-based and contributing to social development. One way in which INSA achieves this is by promoting the Service-Learning. INSA’s Service-Learning Program encourages students to organize community service that addresses community needs while simultaneously develops their academic skills, sense of social responsibility, and commitment to the community.

Trinity University of Asia

275 E. Rodriguez Sr,
Damayang Lagi, Quezon
1112 Metro Manila, Philippines

Trinity University has introduced the concept of Service-Learning and established the Partnership for Service-Learning (PSL) in 1992 which aimed to provide opportunities for young scholars to both learn and serve in the community. Service-Learning was then improved further through the creation of the International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL) and focused on Service-Learning oriented exchanges between Trinity and other universities around the world. Today, both programs continually strive to promote the concept of further learning, which they describe as linking the classroom with the larger world, theory with practice, and putting student into situations in which they maximize their productivity by working effectively with others. In order to attain this integration of service with academics, students at Trinity University are awarded credit in subjects where Service-Learning is integrated.

Programs Offered at Trinity University of Asia:

  • IPSL Summer Special Program
  • Philippine Studies Program
  • National Service Training Program
  • Courses with Service-Learning components

De La Salle University

Center for Social Concern and Action
2nd Floor, Br Connon Hall
2401 De La Salle University
Taft, Manila
Phone: 542-4611 to 26 local 147; 417
Phone: +63 (034) 434 – 6100
Fax: (02) 523-4143
Email: [email protected]

Since its establishment in 1911, De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines has been committed to being a learner-centered research university that bridges faith and scholarship in service to society, especially the poor. Based upon these and other Lasallian principles, the university formed the Center of Social Concern and Action (COSCA) in the 1980s, which was and continues to be dedicated to the integral development of communities through responsible citizenship and the empowerment of marginalized sectors. Along with offering a variety of community engagement and volunteer opportunities, COSCA also promotes Service-Learning through providing students opportunities to apply academic learning to real human needs. In addition, COSCA also encourages and supports community engagement related research and documentation.

Programs offered by Center of Social Concern and Action Civic Welfare-Training Service Program (law-mandated for all first year students) Community Engaged Learning Program (CELP) Lasallian Social Formation and Action Program (LSFA) University-Community Engagement and Development

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

2544 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 230 5100 loc 1633
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is a learning environment that nurtures students to develop their interests and passions, and trains them to become professionally competent in established industries and emerging fields of specialization.

At Benilde, learning in its many forms is encouraged. Spiritual creative pursuits, artistic endeavors, service to the community, awareness of environmental issues, and concern for the common good are all parts of the Benildean education. The College’s learner-centered philosophy is founded on the belief that each student is endowed by God with talents and gifts that should be understood, appreciated and nurtured.

University of St. La Salle

La Salle Avenue
Capitolville Subdivision
Bacolod City
6100 Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone: +63 34 434 6100

The University of St. La Salle is a catholic institution that is committed to the holistic formation of the youth. Since it establihsment in 1952, the university has promoted quality education responsive to global realities and to the call of the Church for evangelization. In addition, St. La Salle seeks to help people, especially the poor, live a life of dignity to the fullest of their capabilities. The university recognizes itself as a catalyst for change, thus it strives to instill a concern for the environment and a sense of community and country in all of its students.

Union Christian College

Widdoes St., Barangay 2, City of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
Post Code: 2500
Phone: 888-33-40 (+639497695170)
Email: [email protected]

Union Christian College (UCC) is a Christian Educational institution committed to Whole Person Development in response to societal needs. One of the strategies that UCC is using to realize its goal is Service-Learning. One of the thrusts of UCC is to develop students to have a big heart to be servers of their own community while learning the course content. Primarily, students’ learning of the subject/s content. This thrust is the pillar why UCC embarks on the implementation of service-learning (we serve to discover… and we discover how to serve!).

As UCC realigned its vision and embraced FIRE (Faith, Instruction, Research, and Extension) as its main framework, with the vision focusing on Whole Person Education (WPE), the institution rationalized its departments which includes CRDEPS (Center for Research Development, Extension, Productivity and Service-Learning) to capitalize Service-Learning as a strategy to realize WPE. Part of the initiatives and efforts of the institution are the following:

  • As to present, the Asst. Director of the Department served as the Service-Learning Coordinator.
  • The coordinator and some of the heads of the institution attended some symposia and benchmarking on S-L implementation.
  • UCC created its own framework through its coordinator. The model/framework is an output of research.
  • The S-L pedagogy is included in the curriculum. Three (3) subjects per department are required to utilize the S-L. Moreover, in the basic education, all student in the Senior High School are required to finish S-L activities.
  • The department hosted in-campus Service-Learning Summits and conferences.

Ateneo De Manila University

Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Name: Philip Arnold P. Tuaño, PhD, Loyola Schools Faculty Social Involvement Coordinator
Phone: (+63-2) 426-5661
Email: [email protected]

The Ateneo de Manila University is a private Roman Catholic research university in Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, Ateneo is the third-oldest university in the Philippines. It currently has four schools in the tertiary level, including Social Sciences, Humanities, Science and Engineering and Management. The university is comprised of the basic education units (primary and secondary school) and the professional schools, including the Schools of Law, Government, Medicine and Public Health and Graduate School of Business. The university aims to be a regionally recognized as a center of excellence in the formation of Christ-centered leaders who are passionate about addressing issues/concerns in Asia-Pacific, using transdisciplinary approaches; one with a strong and active contribution to the development of an equitable, just, and peaceful region.

University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines)

España Blvd, Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila
Post Code: 1008
Name: Mark Anthony D. Abenir, DSD, Director
Phone: (+ 632) 742-37-07
Email: [email protected]

The University of Santo Tomas is a comprehensive higher educational institution (HEI) offering 188 degree courses 78 of which are postgraduate. UST has a student population of 39,184, with 4,349 postgraduate and 790 international students. UST has an autonomous status with Centers of Excellence (COE) in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Teacher Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Tourism & Hospitality Management and Music. All Engineering Programs, IT and Physical Therapy are Centers of Development (COD). Its postgraduate programs in the fields of Business, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are Level IV Accredited. UST maintains 120 bilateral agreements with HEIs and Research Institutes across 27 countries. Its internationalization strategy aims to expand opportunities for students and Faculty on cross-cultural immersions through Mobility programs, and with Internationalization at Home through Visiting International Academics, Hosting International Conferences, Joint Thematic Conferences, Research Collaboration, Joint/Dual degree programs and Transnational Educations (TNEs). UST is rated 4 stars by the QS. Its published research outputs are highly cited. UST also has high employability of its graduates.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

535 Clementi Road
Singapore 599489

Inaugurated in 1963 as Ngee Ann College, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) has grown from its humble beginnings to establish itself as one of Singapore’s leading institutions of higher education. With more than 16,000 full-time students, NP strives to nurture lifelong learners who are imbued with 21st century competencies and valued at the workplace and by society. NP believes that Service-Learning is a suitable pedagogy to not only advance the University’s mission but to also promote holistic education, instill passion for learning, and encourage active citizenry in students. While S-L is widely utilized at NP currently, it will become an official graduation requirement for all students by the 2016 academic year. Thus, all students will be required to have at least on S-L experience or project as part of their core curriculum over the 3-year diploma programme. NP also aims to integrate S-L further through S-L modules and S-L internships.

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Office of Service-Learning & Community Engagement

463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494
Email: [email protected]

Established in 2014, the SUSS full-time degree programs aim to cultivate students that seeks to develop application-oriented and self-directed learners who have a strong sense of social responsibility. SUSS strives to equip each student with the three key qualities essential for future success: Head, Heart, and Habit.

One way in which SUSS helps students develop these qualities and skills is through Service-Learning and Community Engagement. Overseen by the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement, the program aims to empower student to enhance and act on their sense of social responsibility, grounded on real-world ideas and practices to contribute meaningfully to society. It creates a connection between the university and the community that facilitates unique cross-sector collaboration and shared resources that help to enhance society’s well-being. Through community engagement, students invite community partners to become co-educators to guide them in their journey of growth to become leaders in society.

Through the Service-Learning & Community Engagement graduation requirement, students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully-organised service experiences that meet actual community needs. In addition, SUSS offers students opportunities to serve abroad and/or to integrate service into their work attachment, which is a mandatory 24-week work period.

Programs Offered by the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement:

  • Pre-requisite foundation courses covering basic Service-Learning topics
  • Local Service-Learning & Community Engagement Projects
  • Global Service-Learning (GSL) Projects
  • Work Attachment with a community partner/agency

Fu Jen Catholic University

No. 510 Zhongsheng Rd, Xinzhuang Dist.
New Taipei City, 24205,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone: +886-2-2905-2000
Fax: +886-2-2905-2756

Based upon the Fu Jen Catholic University (Fu Jen)’s mission to foster the whole person, the Service-Learning Center aims to enrich learning through service, instill a value of service through learning, and to develop lives with health, love, and positive attitudes. The center achieves these objectives by incorporating hands-on Service-Learning experiences on and off Fu Jen campus into courses across a variety of disciplines. This not only enriches students learning but it also provides them a chance to think independently, solve problems creatively, communicate effectively, and build leadership skills. Fu Jen’s Service-Learning center hopes to develop students with a life-long learning habit in order to enable them to change the world.

Programs Offered by the Service-Learning Center:

  • Holistic Education
  • Professional Service-Learning
  • Teamwork Service-Learning
  • Volunteer Service-Learning
  • Service-Learning and Leadership Program

National Taiwan University

No. 162, Sec. 1 Hoping East Road, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Name: Rou-Lan Liu
Phone: 0925145299
Email: [email protected]

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is a vibrant learning community that has long been recognized as one of Taiwan’s elite higher education institutions. Founded in 1946, NTNU has a longstanding commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence through holistic education. The Center of Holistic Education at NTNU aims to provide students with a free learning environment that encourages students to explore the meaning and values of life, increase their learning and creative potential, and to attain a balance between personal development and integrity. While the Center promotes a variety of programs, activities, and ideas, one of the four main focuses is Service-Learning. The center strives to implement Service-Learning programs that fosters social responsibility, enhances relationships, and develops and strengthens core skills and capabilities.

Soochow University

Waishuanghsi Campus
Grand Complex, 2nd Floor, Room B206
No. 70, Linhsi Road
Shihlin, Taipei, Taiwan
11102, R.O.C.
Phone: 886-2-2881-9471 Ext. 7402 ~ 9
Fax: 886-2-2883-7327

Downtown Campus
Building Six, Room R6104
No.56, Kueiyang Street, Section 1
Jhongiheng, Taipei, Taiwan 10048, R.O.C.
Fax: 886-2-2389-3414
Email: [email protected]

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is a vibrant learning community that has long been recognized as one of Taiwan’s elite higher education institutions. Founded in 1946, NTNU has a longstanding commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence through holistic education. The Center of Holistic Education at NTNU aims to provide students with a free learning environment that encourages students to explore the meaning and values of life, increase their learning and creative potential, and to attain a balance between personal development and integrity. While the Center promotes a variety of programs, activities, and ideas, one of the four main focuses is Service-Learning. The center strives to implement Service-Learning programs that fosters social responsibility, enhances relationships, and develops and strengthens core skills and capabilities.

Taipei Medical University

Office of Student Affairs
110 We Xinyi District
Taipei City 250 Street
Phone: 02-2736-1661
Email: [email protected]

Taipei Medical University (TMU) strives to cultivate medical professions with compassions, global perspective, and a commitment to serve others. With this aim, the university strongly encourages students to participate in Service-Learning, which is overseen by the Service-Learning Center. The center believes that Service-Learning has the ability to enhance human care sentiments and the understanding of self through providing students with practical experience and opportunities to learn about the needs of society, all of which are vital to a medical personnel. Currently, TMU offers numerous courses that have diverse Service-Learning components. The school is also partnered with several NGOs and other higher education institutions, thus providing the students a wide-range of Service-Learning opportunities.

Foo Yin University

151 Jinque Road
Daliao District
Kaohsiung City, 83102 Taiwan
Phone: 886 7 7811151 ext. 1600
Email: [email protected]

Fooying University is a technology university that is committed to cultivating excellent and outstanding professionals. The institution consists of undergraduate schools, graduate schools, and five-year collges, each of which primarily concentrate human and public health.

Chung Yuan Christian University

200 Chung Pei Road, Chung Li District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 32023
Name: Lee, Jui Chu
Phone: (+886)-03-265-1284

Name: Teng, Jung Hau
Phone: (+886)-03-265-1281

Email: [email protected]

With a vision for the future, “Integrating,”“Creativity,”“Innovation,” are the competitive advantages of Chung Yuan Christian University . By adhering to its educational philosophy and mission, “Holistic Education,” “Human Concern,” and “Service-Learning” are the development objectives of CYCU.

The Service-Learning Center supports academic service-learning projects and courses in Chung Yuan Christian University. Based on the five basic principles: passion, creativity, profession, caring and learning, it is our mission to engage and equip our students, faculty and staff and our community partners in service that benefits the university and its surrounding community. The center also sponsors a variety of international service mission trips and projects. Through the integration of the professional practices, innovative researches and rich resources, the Center continuously and systematically promotes service-learning courses and projects.

Tzu Chi University

No, 701, Sec 3, Jhongyang Rd. Hualien, 97004, Taiwan
Post Code: 97004
Name: Li-Fen Jang, Associate Professor, Department of Child Development and Family Studies
Phone: (+ 886 )-3-856-5301 *1771、2901
Email: [email protected]

Tzu Chi University was established in the eastern region of Taiwan, to raise the level of healthcare and education, while inspiring students to do good deeds and help others. TCU started in 1994 as a medical college, supported by the world-renowned philanthropic Tzu Chi Foundation, which is best known for its global disaster relief activities and various voluntary social works. Within 24 years, TCU has rapidly evolved into a university that includes Colleges of Medicine, Education and Communication, and Social Sciences and Humanity. We also infuse students with ideas of social obligation through Tzu-Chi brand volunteer service.

Hoa Sen University

8 Nguyen Van Trang st, Dist.1, HCM City
Phone: 0945 063 062
Email: [email protected]

Hoa Sen University (HSU) Center for Service-Learning (CSL) was established in March 2015 with the mission of integrating Service-Learning component into University’s curriculum. CSL is the first center in Vietnam that founded with the purpose of integrating SL into Higher Education’s program.

The establishment of CSL aligns with HSU’s vision: “As a not-for-profit institution, Hoa Sen University has the vision to become a leading university in Vietnam with international recognition in teaching, research, and community service.”


  • Providing support to faculty, including training workshops and other supporting activities, in the implementation of Service-Learning projects.
  • Liaising with community partners (NGOS, service agencies, Social Entrepreneurs, Not-for-profit organizations) to develop suitable projects for faculty staff.
  • Liaising with funding agencies and donors.
  • Collaborating with other universities, both local and global, to implement inter-institutional Service-Learning projects

Conference Listing

The 8th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on ServiceLearning Virtual Conference
Date: 28-29 July 2021
Hosted by: Silliman University
Theme: Community Engagement at the Intersection of Research and Extension
Conference Site

7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
Date: 19th to 21st June, 2019
Venue: SIM Performing Arts Theatre, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Theme: Service-Learning: A Lifelong Journey of Social Responsibility
Conference Site

6th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
Date: 28th May to 2nd June, 2017
Venue: Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Theme: Educating The Heart: Nurturing A Fruitful Life Through Service-Learning
Conference Site

5th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
Date: 27th May to 29th May, 2015
Venue: Service-Learning Center, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Theme: Love Journey: Community Engagement through Service-Learning

Conference Site


4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
Date: June 4-7, 2013
Venue: Lingnan University, Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Mainland China
Theme: Service-Learning as a Bridge from Local to Global: Connected World, Connected Future
Conference Site

Symposium on Service-Learning
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Chung Chi College, a “Symposium on Service-Learning” will be organized on 24 March 2012 (Saturday)

It aims at gathering educators, students, professionals, service-learning practitioners in secondary schools and higher education institutes to share their knowledge and experiences in Service-Learning, and also to showcase the Service-Learning programmes and experience of Chung Chi College in these 10 years.
Details of the Symposium

3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
Date: June 8-11, 2011
Venue: Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Theme: Make A Difference: Impacts of Service-Learning. Tender Moment, Touched Heart and Inspired Action.

Conference Presentation Materials


2010 IARSLCE Conference Presentation at IUPUI, Indianapolis
“Crossing borders at home and abroad: Transformative Service-Learning for Japanese students” by Florence E. McCarthy, PhD. and Mutsuko Murakami
Conference Slides


  1. Details/updates about your most recent/future initiatives and important S-L related informationThose contributing for the first time are requested to include a short paragraph (not more than 100 words) summarizing the history and milestones of your S-L program.Please include a maximum of three photos of your activities with captions (identify people, from left, front row first); photos must be attached in jpeg format.
  2. Abstracts of studies you want to share with fellow S-L practitioners
  3. Queries you want to be answered related to S-L for our Forum Section
  4. Other useful information (e.g. Links, Information on Trainings and Conventions and other information)


  1. Directors and coordinators of Service-Learning programs in universities and colleges or designated faculty/personnel in SLAN; or
  2. SLAN partner organizations.


Send either in story form or in outline form showing the ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ details. Stories written in paragraph form must not exceed 500 words.


Email you input to: [email protected]

For Newsletter-related queries, you may contact us through Facebook: servlearn.asianetnewslet


We plan to publish and post the Newsletter online twice a year – in June and December.

Please send by April 15 (for June issue) and October 15 (for December issue). Thank you!

“Service-Learning Studies Series NO. 4 Lessons from Service-Learning in Asia: Results of Collaborative Research in Higher Education.”

Service Learning Center, International Christian University, 2009

“Japan-China Dialogue Symposium, September 16, 2008”

Service Learning Center, International Christian University, 2008

“Service Learning in Asia: Creating Networks and Curricula in Higher Education, June 30-July 3, 2002”

Service Learning Center, International Christian University, 2002

International Networks

The Amity Foundation

71 Hankour Road
Nanjing 210008
Jiangsu Province
People’s Republic of China
Phone: (86-25) 8326 0900
Fax: (86-25) 8326-0909
Email: amitynj.org.cn

The Amity Foundation is an independent Chinese voluntary organization established in 1985 by the initiative of Chinese Christians. The foundation aims to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from China’s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas in the west.

In 2004, the Foundation began to introduce Service-Learning to universities in mainland China by holding workshops and translating books on service-learning. Since then, opportunities have been provided for international students to do service-learning projects at the Amity Foundation.

Information taken from The Amity Foundation webpage

Lingnan Foundation

600 Anton Blvd
Suite 1100
Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Phone: (714) 371-4118
Email: [email protected]

Mission of the Lingnan Foundation

The Lingnan Foundation, an American philanthropy, seeks to contribute to the advancement of higher education in South China and thereby promote understanding between Chinese and Americans. Guided by the example of international collaboration embodied in the legacy of Lingnan University (founded in Guangzhou, China, in 1888), the Foundation pursues its mission by supporting scholarly exchange, educational innovation, and service to society

Vision Statement

The relationship between China and the United States is of profound importance to the world’s future. The Lingnan Foundation believes that a cooperative relationship, founded on mutual understanding and respect, will enable our two countries to address common problems and reach shared goals effectively. The Foundation further believes that higher education is a crucial venue for realizing these objectives, giving rise to unprecedented opportunities for collaboration between Chinese and American universities, scholars, and students. Of particular interest to the Foundation is how liberal education instills capacities for broad understanding and lifelong learning and how it can enrich training in the professions. The Foundation funds efforts to promote integrative learning and innovative curricula that incorporate liberal learning into teaching, research, and engagement between China and the United States

Information taken from the Lingnan Foundation Webpage

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia

New York Office
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1221
New York, NY 10115
Phone: (212) 870-2600
Fax: (212) 870-2322

Hong Kong Office
1/F Chung Chi College Administration Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3943-4215
Fax: (852) 3943-4219

Mission Statement

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia works to support a Christian presence in colleges and universities in Asia

Vision Statement

The work of the United Board (UB) centers on the Christian faith, higher education, and Asia. The work has long promoted whole person education in the liberal arts tradition, with a background of Christian values.

In Asian countries with Christian colleges and universities, the UB cooperate with those institutions to strengthen their Christian identity. In countries where Christian colleges and universities do not presently exist, the UB emphasizes projects and programs that reflect the commitment to Christian service.

The UB emphasizes supporting professional training for faculty, administrators, and trustees, as well as linking and networking among Asian institutions of higher education.

Operating as both a grant-making and programmatic organization, UB focuses on broad, comprehensive programs to respond to the challenges and diversity of Asia. The UB work cooperatively with other organizations that share our goals, such as academic institutions and foundations and fund programs by seeking contributions from individuals, churches, foundations, and alumni of Asian institutions to supplement the income from the endowment.

Information taken from The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia webpage

International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL)

Portland Oregon
1339 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, USA

Mailing Address:
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #200
Portland, OR 97214, USA
Phone: (503) 395-4775
Fax: (503) 954-1881

New York
New York IPSL at the College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Founders Hall 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10471, USA    Phone: (718) 405-3429
Fax: (718) 405-3431
Email: [email protected]

IPSL Mission

International Partnership for Service-Learning (IPSL) engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to the shared humanity

IPSL Values

  • Academic Service-Learning through practical field experience, study and reflection within the host society
  • Substantive service that is beneficial for all stakeholders: communities, students, faculty, postsecondary institutions, and others who may be impacted directly and indirectly
  • Respect for differences in societies, cultures, and social institutions
  • Collaboration with our partnerships abroad in institutes of higher education
  • Leadership that models the ability to work effectively in a globalized world that is both interdependent and diverse
Information taken from the International Partnership for Service-Learning webpage

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IASRSLCE)

IARSLCE is located within Tulane University’s Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118


To promote the development and dissemination of research on Service-Learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system. The objectives are to advance the fields of Service-Learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).

  • to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, data and research among its members
  • to disseminate knowledge and research on service-learning and community engagement
  • to encourage continually improving the quality and rigor of research in these fields
  • to provide a forum for the presentation of research findings, ideas, methods and opinions across educational systems
  • to facilitate the exchange of information and creation of collaborations among scholars and practitioners around the world
  • to support and facilitate the development of new scholars entering the fields of research on service-learning and community engagement
  • to create venues for ongoing learning and communication among the members
  • to establish communication strategies that facilitate the dissemination of research beyond the members to other communities of scholars and practitioners
  • to initiate other activities and programs that support the interests of members and advance the fields of Service-Learning and community engagement
Information taken from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement webpage.

Tallories Network

23 Bellevue Street
Medford, MA
Phone: (781) 874-973
Email: [email protected]


The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. The Universities in this Network work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities.


The Network believes that higher education institutions do not exist in isolation from society, nor from the communities in which they are located. The Talloires Network envisions universities around the world as a vibrant and dynamic force in their societies, incorporating civic engagement and community service into their research and teaching mission.

Information taken from The Tallories Network webpage

The 8th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on ServiceLearning Online Conference

Date: 28-29 July 2021
Hosted by: Silliman University

About the Conference

We are now in our most difficult times because of the succession of calamities and disasters, either natural or human-induced, that makes the lives of the severely affected regions in Asia-Pacific more challenging. This requires cooperation among social institutions to survive as one community in a limiting environment. This also demands the preparation of the younger generation, particularly higher education students, to be affectively and effectively involved in the efforts to make better the lives of those in need.

One way to prepare students, both in theoretical and practical ways, is through the integration of service-learning pedagogy in formal classroom instruction, research undertakings, and community engagement – functions mandated of higher education institutions. Exposing students in all these domains of learning with service-learning pedagogy, as the guiding framework of the design of learning activities that benefit participating communities, may produce students who understand and appreciate the value of their chosen career tracks before and beyond completion of their degrees.

The 8th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning is anchored on the theme “Community Engagement at the Intersection of Research and Extension” with the following sub-themes:

  1. Service-Learning and Classroom Instruction
  2. Service-Learning and Research
  3. Service-Learning and Community Outreach

Admittedly, the sub-themes may also have cross – interactions.  Paper presenters are to select their paper’s most dominant sub-theme. Those interested to submit abstracts to the conference are advised to observe the schedule of submissions and format.


Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 29, 2021
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: February 26, 2021
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: April 15, 2021

Abstract Format


Author/s, affiliation, and email address

The abstract should address any of the conference subthemes and should be between 250 to 300 words in paragraph form that contains the following:

  1. Topic that presents as introductory statement of the conditions in the field of service-learning that propelled the conduct of the research or writing of the paper
  2. Objective or research problem that states what the study or investigation intended to explore and answer
  3. Method that describes, if applicable, how the study was conducted in terms of:

      – Research design (empirical or theoretical; quantitative or qualitative)
– Study participants and sampling procedure or sources of data
– Research tool or data gathering techniques
– Analytical treatment of data (statistical or thematic)

  1. Results that present the salient findings of the research corresponding to the objective or problem
  2. Conclusion that answers the main objective or problem of the study, including contribution to new knowledge in service-learning that either supports or negates previous studies or theories
  3. Recommendation that points a major activity to be done next to effect the necessary changes desired in the conduct of service-learning
  4. Keywords, at least five, that reflect the important elements of the paper such as the major variables or concepts, research design, discipline, province/country
Links for submissions
Official email address for the conference: [email protected]

Registration Fee
Participants from the Philippines: Php 1500
International Participants: 40USD

Bank details
Name of Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Name: Silliman University
Pese Account Number: 9215-8032-25
Dollar Account Number: 1084-0273-47
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM