2019 Student Information Booklet
Australian Filipino Augustinian Solidarity
AGENDA FOR MEETING FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS AND PARENTS
FOR THE 2019 PHILIPPINES FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE AND IMMERSION EXPERIENCE.
August 13 2018
WELCOME AND PRAYER
OVERVIEW OF THE AIMS OF AFAS
To create and develop friendships between the Villanova Augustinian Community and the Augustinian Communities within the Philippines
A cultural and educational exchange
Continued association with the communities AFAS. supports by way of scholarships to some needy but deserving students and support to adopted communities.
Exposure to Outreach areas.
HOW THESE AIMS ARE ACHIEVED
Visiting Augustinian schools in the Philippines and living their way of life in community.
Making new friends
Enjoying the culture especially the music and dance. Meeting AFAS scholars and their families
Working on AFAS projects eg cementing, painting
Empowering Villa students as they make decisions – in consultation with local communities – regarding allocation of our resources for scholarships and projects.
Comments from previous exchange students and parent.
Depart Thursday Sept 19 and return Saturday Oct 5
We will be visiting Augustinian Communities/outreach areas in Bacolod, Murcia and Cebu
Hotel accommodation in Cebu
Staying at the hospitality centre at San Agustin College Bacolod
Staying at a Mambukal in Murcia
Singapore Air/Silkair and land vehicles
To be arranged by traveller (if he already has one MUST be valid for at least six months after arrival back into Australia). Traveller MUST be at least 15 when departing Australia.
Polio, Tetanus, Hep A, Hep B, Cholera, Typhoid, malaria tablets – check with your doctor
Travel Insurance through the College
Dept of Foreign Affairs-what it says(hasn’t changed since first Exchange)
Augustinians-with them all the time
$3500.00 all-inclusive of airfares, accommodation, land transport and meals.
PAYMENTS: ( 5 x $700)
Friday Sept 21 (2018) (Book place and deposit to airlines) -Please email Tony H re your son’s intention to participate in the Exchange. (Email address below)
Friday February 22 (2019)
Friday April 19
Friday June 14
Friday August 16
(Refunds- After final total paid to airlines – need to claim on Travel Insurance)