The annual student-led international program hosted by Parahyangan Catholic University under the cooperation with International Network Universities is finally back!
International Student Conference on Global Citizenship 2018 upholding the theme of “Climate Change: A Global Warning” will be held from 14-21 January 2018. Located in Bali, participants may experience various activities and excitements.
The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives. The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely (greater than 95 percent probability) to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented over decades to millennia. In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Evidence of climate-change impacts is strongest and most comprehensive for natural systems. Some impacts on human systems have also been attributed to climate change, with a major or minor contribution of climate change distinguishable from other influences.
Some impacts of climate change can be illustrated as follow:
- In many regions, changing precipitation or melting snow and ice are altering hydrological systems, affecting water resources in terms of quantity and quality.
- Many terrestrial, freshwater, and marine species have shifted their geographic ranges, seasonal activities, migration patterns, abundances, and species interactions in response to ongoing climate change.
- Based on many studies covering a wide range of regions and crops, negative impacts of climate change on crop yields have been more common than positive impacts.
- Impacts from recent climate-related extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, cyclones, and wildfires, reveal significant vulnerability and exposure of some ecosystems and many human systems to current climate variability.
Those examples show adverse effects of climate change to the communities in the world. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss the notion of climate change in a global context, especially because recently there is also a part of the global community determines that the recent apprehension over climate change is not real.
Scope of the Event
This event will gather university students from Indonesia as well as international students from all over the world. The committee expects to gather total of 120 students consist of 60 Indonesian students and 60 international students. All of the participants will learn in series of lectures, express their feelings and share their thoughts in site visits, and also introduced to Indonesian cultures. The conference will involve professors, both international and local students, international organizations, bureaucrats and related NGOs.
- To raise awareness of the students, to provide forum for knowledge and experience sharing, and to broaden students’ perspectives in seeing how climate change affects the global community.
- To enhance the soft skills of the participants as well as exposing them of diversity of cultures of the participants to bridge dialogues and build tolerance among participants.
- To promote Indonesian’s culture and tourism.
- To provides the platform of internationalization for Unpar’s students, in order to broaden their perspective about global issues around the world
- To promote Unpar as a good university destination for a student exchange program.
Who Can Participate in the Program and How?
The conference is offered to Unpar students and any international student who has strong motivation to improve his/her knowledge on climate change. It is basically for both undergraduate and post graduate students from any major of studies. To participate in this program, candidates must submit application form for further selection process. Application form can be submitted to the committee via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participants quota for each university will be limited to 5 students.
Registration Fee for International Participants
Registration fee is only USD 250. It is just a basic fee that is much lower than the real cost that committee must spend for each participant. Based on that fee, Unpar covers the cost by providing subsidy for participants and finding sponsorship from other institutions. The method of the payment will be informed at the Letter of Admission, distributed only for the admitted candidates.
- Fee Waiver will be given only for two students of each university which sends their lecturer(s) on their own expenses.
Qualification of the Participants
For international participants:
- Bachelor degree students, at least from the 3rd semester; Master degree students and doctoral degree students from every study background,
- Being supported to participate by the home university (proven by a Support Letter from any authority at the home university)
For local participants:
- Minimum GPA of the Even Semester 2016-2017: 2.5,
- Open for students from every study program;
- Fluent English proficiency.
What We Provide for Participants
For the admitted participants, the committee will provide:
- A pick up and drop off service from Ngurah Rai International Airport – Bali to Aroma’s hotel (only at the designated schedule)
- 2 sharing based accommodation
- Entry tickets and participation fee of the compulsory site visits and cultural activities
- Inland transportation of the compulsory programs
- Breakfast and Lunch (as it will be indicated at the schedule)
- Welcome and Closing Receptions (dinner)
- Certificate of Attendance and Certificate Supplement (indicating that all activities are equal as 3 credits academic activities. These documents will be granted only for Participants who participate fully in the whole program.
Application for Local Participants: up to 15 September 2017
Application for International Participants: up to 1 November 2017
For those who are interested in joining this program you may visit the ISC Website here.