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Jul 22, 2022

The ANTENA Project, a higher education internationalization capacity building project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, recently held the second and final leg of its series of internationalization and globalization workshops for Philippine higher education institutions. 

The ANTENA Project Training of Trainor’s Conference 2, conducted by officials from the University of Alicante, University of Montpellier, and the European Foundation for Management and Development, was held at the Gevers Hall of Saint Louis University in Baguio City from 11 to 15 July 2022. 

The ANTENA Project aims to develop in-depth understanding of internationalization and globalization through its partners as it works to help improve their management and internationalization capacity in the areas of credit recognition system, international research activities, and academic mobility, said Gabriela Castillo, project coordinator for the ANTENA Project. 

This 5-day workshop is a continuation of the online version delivered on 16 January 2022. It covered practical applications best delivered via a face-to-face to mode of training facilitated by  Christophe Terrassee, EFMD director for international projects, Jean-Baptiste Maillard, EFMD senior manager for international projects; Alessia Galdieri, project manager in charge of the ANTENA Project; and Castillo.

Hosted by the Commission on Higher Education International Affairs Staff, CHED Cordillera Administrative Region, Benguet State University, and Saint Louis University, the capacity-building workshop brought together officials and internationalization relations officers from CHED and the 10 Philippine consortium members of the ANTENA Project, which include the Ateneo de Manila University, Benguet State University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Saint Louis University, University of the Philippines, University of San Carlos, and Xavier University
Part of the week’s program included a tour of Baguio City. The participants visited the University of the Philippines Baguio Museo Kordilyera; Easter Weaving, where they learned the proper way of wearing traditional attires of several Cordilleran groups; and Tam-Awan Village where delegates enjoyed another cultural presentation and local wine tasting before heading out for an educational tour at Benguet State University in La Trinidad.