Learn more about the ways that United Board grants support whole person education at our network institutions.

Rith Sam Ol, Royal University of Phnom Penh

Sustainable Benefits from Tourism
Residents of Andong Reusey, located about 120 km from Phnom Penh, felt they were experiencing few economic benefits from the increasing number of visitors to their community. For Rith Sam Ol, a senior lecturer at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), this dilemma created an opportunity for students in her community-based tourism (CBT) course to test newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Jenee Peter, Union Christian College

Interfaith Dialogue on a Daily Basis
Union Christian College, an interdenominational Christian college in Kerala, India, is fertile ground for interfaith dialogue. As Jenee Peter, a professor in the Department of History points out, “60 percent of the students are non-Christians and 50 percent of the faculty are from other faiths.” That means that “there is interfaith dialogue here on a daily basis and, through experience, we are learning how to relate to each other and how to understand the perspectives of others.”

2017-2018 Institutional Grants Program

The United Board invites proposals from colleges and universities in its network in Asia for projects that advance whole person education, which the United Board defines as educating the person intellectually, spiritually, and ethically.

Miriam College

Instilling Pride in Indigenous Culture
“The Philippines is a veritable hotspot for festivals,” according to Christine de Vera, a faculty member at Miriam College’s Center for Applied Music. “They range from religious to cultural festivals, from the significant to the absurd, from small town to big regional celebrations, and from local to international patronage. “ These festivals can be important income-generating activities, but Ms. de Vera believes this economic imperative must be balanced against cultural sensitivity.

Seoul Women’s University

Diverse Connectivity
When students at Seoul Women’s University (SWU) broaden their perspective from Korean women to Asian women, they encounter new possibilities for understanding the impacts of globalization and for serving as peacemakers. That idea guided Dr. Gui-woo Lee as she and her colleagues designed the elective course “Women for Trans-Asian Peace,” with the support of a United Board grant.

Dagon University

Service-Learning in Myanmar
Service-learning is a new and untested concept in Myanmar universities, but it could help undergraduate students analyze problems critically, appraise arguments and beliefs, and, most importantly, weigh alternatives, according to Dr. Aye Aye Tun, pro-rector at Dagon University (DU).

Lady Doak College

Preparing Hearts and Minds
Lady Doak Principal Mercy Pushpalatha wanted to integrate service-learning into every department of the college and, with the commitment of her faculty and a United Board grant, she has been able to introduce Life Frontier Engagement (LFE) into the curriculum for all third-year students. LFE officially began in June 2015.