A successful international institution for higher education builds partnerships worldwide. Despite COVID-19 challenges, the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) continued to explore mobility opportunities and has managed to send one (1) staff, four (4) students, and four (4) faculty members abroad to grow international relationships ensuring personal, professional, and inter-institutional development.
AUPP signed Erasmus+ mobility agreements with the Ovidius University of Constanta located in Romania and the European Business School, the Superior Institute of Administration and Hospitality in Portugal in 2019.
Our AUPP students, Ms. TY Naomy and Ms. CHIN Sreypich are currently exploring the environmental science questions of Romania. In the west of Europe, AUPP students Mr. KOY Virakboth and Mr. MENG VanWilliam are expanding their academic knowledge in business management in Portugal.
Our Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Mr. Marko Delić, and our Program Chair for business, Ms. Yamuna Sithambalam, visited Portugal in early May for a one-week professional retreat. Many countries were represented at the introductory session including staff and faculty members from Azerbaijan, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain. The week included social and professional activities and lectures related to business management, and sustainable entrepreneurship, which also touched on the role of social sciences in business. Following several social activities, cultural visits, and a crash course in Portuguese, our staff and faculty have returned to share the experience through their work and curriculum.