The Service Learning Program (SLP) is one of the programs of the association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia-Pacific (AJCU-AP). It was first started in 2008 involving AJCU-AP university members. It is a joint effort to implement Ignatian Pedagogy in the curriculum of AJCU-AP members. The program is a credit bearing program. It attempts to link the academic life of the students with the practical experience in a community service. It is effectively facilitated through relevant partnership between the university and various social institutions both in the private and public sectors.
Every year Service Learning Program of AJCU-AP is hosted by one of the members. It moves from one country to another to provide students with rich cultural experience and diverse social conditions or issues to deal with. Each university will send six students to participate in the program. For the students who are not from the host university, SLP is a study abroad which will be an incredibly enriching experience that offers unique opportunities for personal exploration and growth. SLP offers a unique chance for students to fully embrace the culture, stories and traditions of people from different backgrounds. Students will participate in different educational areas such as lecture series on a chosen topic, discussions, presentations, and writing reports. Students will also take part in recreational activities such as cultural and leisure events.
The university members of SLP are Sophia University (Japan), Sogang University (South Korea), Ateneo de Manila (Philippines), Ateneo de Cagayan (Philippines), Ateneo de Naga (Philippines), Ateneo de Zamboanga (Philippines), Ateneo de Zamboanga (Philippines), and Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia).