This is a student-planned field trip to study “New Villages” in Malaysia.

Students engage in ethnographic research and contribute to mapping the community assets of these rural “New Village”. Students do fieldwork with lecturers and students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, guided by USP professors.


  • The programme required me to be able to interact with local people despite the language barrier, which was a challenge that I learnt to overcome. Despite the language barrier, I learnt to understand their feelings and emotions during the interviews. Furthermore, it challenged me to go out of my comfort zone and be very open to new ideas and beliefs. The local people were very accommodating, and this allowed us to quickly develop a strong bond with some of the UTAR students, staffs and local people.

    S SIVAPRIYA (History + USP)