Erasmus+ FRIENDS

Bhutan's First and Only A+ Accredited Institution      Inspiring Education in Bhutan

Project Overview

SWAG Design Contest 20190709

Project Title

Furthering International Relations Capacities and Intercultural Engagement to Nurture Campus Diversity and to Support Internationalization at Home

 

Acronym

FRIENDS

 

Objectives
  1. To outline PC HEIs’ internationalization landscapes and to identify levels of integration of international and intercultural dimensions into PC HEIs’ formal and informal curriculum: by April 2019.
  2. To improve PC HEIs’ capabilities for internationalization through staff trainings and by translating general awareness of the Internationalization at Home (IaH) concept into streamlined institutional policies and actions embedded in IaH Action Plans: by November 2019. 
  3. To build students’ intercultural knowledge and sensitivity to cultural diversity through the introduction of Intercultural Passport virtual module into PC HEIs’ elective formal curriculum: by 07.2020 
  4. To transform PC HEIs International Relations Offices (IROs) into vibrant multicultural focal points through the establishment of FRIENDS Teahouses and the induction of Home away from Home Programme for integrated international student care: by February 2021. 
  5. To promote virtual mobility and campus diversity across the 5 PCs as key tools for students’ global competence development: by November 2021.

 

Project Number

598652-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

 

Grant Awarded (Euros) 

999,626.00 

 

Project Period

2018 to 2021 

 

Project Website 

http://erasmusplusfriends.eu/

 

FRIENDS Newsletter and Brochure 

1st FRIENDS Newsletter

2nd FRIENDS Newsletter

3rd FRIENDS Newsletter

FRIENDS-Brochure Dzongkha

FRIENDS-Brochure_27.08.2019

Home Away From Home (HAFH)

Guidelines HAFH International Care & Support

 

RTC-FRIENDS Teahouse

SWAG Design Contest 20190709

RTC FRIENDS Teahouse

Royal Thimphu College, as part of the FRIENDS project co-funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union, inaugurated a teahouse on campus on 10thRTC FRIENDS Teahouse March, 2021. Towards promoting and nurturing an inclusive and multicultural environment on campus, the Teahouse has been established with the vision to serve as a hub for students from all backgrounds and cultures to interact and share intercultural experiences.

 

Aside from a dining area, the Teahouse is fitted with a lounge and a 65-inch smart TV appropriate for hangouts, team meetings and presentations. The facility also houses desktops and a multifunction printer along with a stable Wi-Fi connection.

RTC FRIENDS Teahouse

 

FRIENDS Project Partners 
Partner InstitutionCountryCity
VARNA UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT BULGARIA VARNA
ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SDN BHD MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR
BERJAYA HIGHER EDUCATION SDN. BHD. MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR
BUDAPESTI METROPOLITAN EGYETEM HUNGARY BUDAPEST
CEBU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ARGADCEBU CAMPUS PHILIPPINES CEBU CITY
DEWEY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CAMBODIA BATTAMBANG
ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITESI VAKFI TURKEY KUCUKCEKMECE ISTANBUL
MAHASARAKHAM UNIVERSITY THAILAND MAHA SARAKHAM
PAYAP UNIVERSITY THAILAND CHIANG MAI
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA POLAND GLIWICE
PRINCE OF SONGKLA UNIVERSITY THAILAND HAT YAI
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT BHUTAN THIMPHU
ROYAL THIMPHU COLLEGE BHUTAN THIMPHU
SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE, INCORPORATED PHILIPPINES BAGUIO CITY
SVAY RIENG UNIVERSITY CAMBODIA SVAY RIENG
UNIVERSITY OF CEBU, INC PHILIPPINES CEBU

 

FRIENDS Equipment Contract Awards

1st Contract Award

 

Contact (Project Coordinator)

International Cooperation Department                                          

Varna University of Management     

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Contact (RTC Partner)

International Relations Office

Royal Thimphu College                    

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