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Two Marian College students from Liberal Arts Program, namely, Rose Faith Opao Tinay, AB-3, and Ma. Angela Kyle N. Gales, AB-2, have been accepted into Thailand’s University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Micro-Credential Program (Strand B), giving them an opportunity to gain experience and develop needed specific competencies or lifelong learning skills.
The admission of the students to the said program was confirmed last January 28, 2022, via Google Email by the International Affairs Administrator of King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT).
To be admitted into Thailand UMAP Micro-Credential Program, the students followed the application steps. First, be nominated by the home university. Second, submit an online application form along with other required documents. Third, if accepted, the coordinator of the home university will be informed. Fourth, sign up and create an account. Fifth, start the journey with Micro-Credentials.
After completing the application steps, they have proceeded to the selection and registration for a program. For this process, Strand B or the second phase of the program offers three programs: Data Visualization, Persuasive Presentation, and Cultural Dimension in Communication.
Each program intends to give students specific learning outcomes, the mode of delivery is 100% online and the medium of instruction is English. The only difference is the duration in which the classes will be conducted. Program A: Data Visualization will be held from February 7 to March 7, Program B: Persuasive Presentation starts on June 1 to July 13, and Program C: Cultural Dimension in Communication is on July 1 – 31.
Moreover, each program is equivalent to one (1) credit. However, any approval of credit is dependent on the student’s home university. Upon accomplishing all the learning outcomes of the program taken, the students will get a certificate for meeting all program requirements.