International Study Visit Program

The International Study Visit Program is a short-term cross-cultural engagement program for the faculty, administrators, and non-teaching staff members of the Ateneo de Davao University. It will provide opportunities for international travel, particularly in East and Southeast Asia, networking and collaboration with institutional partners abroad, and immersive crosscultural engagement.

This has always been part of the vision of the AIM Office that the role of international relations would be shared by the rest of the Ateneo de Davao community. And ever since the COVID-19 pandemic was regulated by mass vaccination and practical health protocols, international borders have softened and have become increasingly more encouraging of international travel. Hence, the pronounced feasibility of organizing an International Study Visit Program for the teaching and non-teaching staff.




We are pleased to invite administrators, faculty, and staff to apply in our International Study Visit

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Provide a space for international travel that will ultimately foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultures and traditions among lecturers, academicians, and administrators

Cultivate holistic staff and faculty development in instances of cultural exchange, interdisciplinary dialogue, and experiential learning

Acquire a meaningful collection of reports related to what participants learned from the study visits that will present various ideas for work innovation and enhancements


Seoul and Busan, South Korea

Experience the perfect blend of modernity and tradition in Seoul and Busan, where you can immerse yourself in rich cultural experiences, savor the tantalizing local cuisine, and explore iconic landmarks that will captivate your senses. Whether you’re indulging in historical wonders or embarking on culinary adventures, Seoul and Busan are must-visit destinations for an unparalleled South Korean experience that will create cherished memories for a lifetime.


Travel Dates: 25 June – 01 July 2023

Day 1: Arrival at the Incheon International Airport

Check-in at the hotel and rest

Day 2: Seoul Sightseeing Tour

  • Visit the K-Cosmetic Shop, Gyeongbok Palace & National Museum, Blue House (Pass By), Bukchon Hanok Village (K-Drama Spot: Goblin) Hikr Ground (Experience K-Culture), and Myeongdong Street

Day 3: Seoul Sightseeing Tour

  • Visit the Healthcare Shop (Red Pine), Amethyst Shop, Hongdae Picasso & Busking Street, Hanriver Park (Statue: I Seoul U), Insadong Ssamzigil (K-Drama Spot: Goblin), Namsam Tower, and Ikseongdong Hanok & Cafe Street
  • Other activities: Making Gimbap & Wearing Hanbok Experience

Day 4: Transfer to Busan (5-hour travel time)

Check-in at the hotel and rest

Day 5-6: Partner University (The Catholic University of Pusan) Visit

Day 7: Busan Sightseeing Tour and Departure

  • Visit the Songdo Beach Skywalk, Gamcheon Culture Village, and Local Supermarket
  • Transfer to Busan International Airport for departure

Download Itinerary here

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia

Experience the allure of Cambodia’s captivating capital, Phnom Penh, and the majestic beauty of Siem Reap, home to the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples. Discover ancient temples, stunning architecture, and delicious Khmer cuisine in Phnom Penh. In Siem Reap, marvel at the largest religious monument in the world, explore intricately carved temples, and enjoy local street food. Both cities offer a unique blend of old-world charm and modern energy, with warm hospitality from the locals.


Travel Dates: 10-15 July 2023

Day 1: Arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport

Check-in at the hotel and rest

Day 2: Partner University (The University of Cambodia) Visit

Day 3: Phnom Penh Historical Tour

Transfer to Siem Reap (7-hour travel time)

Check-in at the hotel

Day 4: Visit the Angkor Wat Temple

Day 5: Visit the Tonlé Sap Lake

Transfer back to Phnom Penh International Airport for departure


Download Itinerary here

Bali, Indonesia and Singapore

Discover the best of two worlds in Bali and Singapore! Relax on Bali’s pristine beaches, immerse in Balinese culture, and indulge in adventure. Explore Singapore’s modern skyline, diverse cultural heritage, and vibrant culinary scene. From tranquil beaches to cosmopolitan city vibes, this dual destination getaway promises an unforgettable journey. Create cherished memories that will last a lifetime in these two captivating destinations.


Travel Dates: 5-12 June 2023

Day 1: Arrival at the Ngurah Rai International Airport

Check-in at the hotel and rest

Day 2: Kintamani Highland Area Tour

  • Visit the Kintamani and Alas Harum Agrotourism & Swing
  • Enjoy the view of Mount and Lake Batur
  • Other activities: Alas Harum activities such as swings, sky bike, etc.

Day 3: East Bali Tour

  • Visit Lempuyang Temple, Tirta Gangga Water Castle, and Candi Dasa Beach

Day 4: Campuhan Ridge Walk and Tegalalang Rice Terrace Tour

Day 5: Arrival in Singapore

Check-in at the hotel and rest

Day 6: Visit the Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa Island and watch Wings of Time show

Day 7: Visit the Marina Bay Sky Park

Day 8: Departure from Singapore

Transfer to Changi Airport for departure


Download Itinerary here


Application Procedure

1. Fill out the Application Form.

2. Wait for a Notice of Acceptance (NOA)Once you receive the NOA, it will include the participation contract, payment details, and list of travel requirements.

3. Submit the Participation Contract.

4. Receive an invitation to the Program Orientation and be sure to attend it.

Program Output

1. Evaluations will be provided to all participants to assess if the program meets its objectives and goals. It is also essential to learn their feedback and any other ways to improve the program if necessary.

2. The participants of the International Study Visit are required to submit a short report that reflects their learnings from the study visit.


Application for the study trip is now closed.

Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned for future opportunities. 

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