|As an international service – learning program, all students are divided into several teams consisting of different nationalities. Each team will be placed in different villages and experience a living like villagers in about 3 weeks for COP Mojokerto and 2 weeks for COP Kupang.
During their stay in the village, they are working together, implement various projects based on what they observe and analyze the development problems faced by the communities.
Based on the secondary data, interviews and field observation, the participants formulate the program to help the community. Then, together with the community and utilizing many disciplines, they carry out the service.
|Generally, projects that are done by COP participants could be divided into two major programs such as:
Participants will be divided into several groups consisting of different nationalities to be placed in different villages. They will carry out the program – solving the communities’ problems, using the matching funds (from PCU & the participating institutions). To carry out the projects, fund has been provided for them which are collected from the participant’s registration fee and the voluntary funds from PCU’s partner institutions. COP participants are also encouraged to find sponsor either to help with the projects’ cost or to provide materials needed for the projects.
The students get several outcomes from this program. first, they will gain a new perspective of life, knowledge, interdisciplinary problem – solving skill and awareness of their society. Second, they get cross-cultural friendship, giving such an important valuable experience for their society. Third, they give a pattern for the society to coexistence and work together without thinking about social status, ethnicity, and religion as problems. In a global context, COP is a good example to understand the unity in diversity as a citizen of the world, and also a campaign of peace building issues around the world. After COP, the students will bring the spirit of peace building back to their own country,