Jason Lee was an exchange student on the Year Program to Australia in 2000. His involvement with AFS began when he started “hanging out” at the National Office and soon got involved in various orientations for both hosted and sending students. Jason was the lead facilitator for pre-departure orientation camps for several years before slowly moving on to becoming the first AFS Regional Qualified Trainer in the Asia Pacific Region where he has conducted workshops in Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Jason has also been invited to trained volunteers and conduct orientation camps for other partner countries such as India in 2008 and 2009.
In 2008, Jason was nominated by members to serve the board and is currently the Vice-Chairman of AFS Malaysia. He is primarily responsible for driving ICL initiatives on both the local and international level. Jason is currently working with AFS International to conduct a worldwide Educational Impact Study that involves over 10 partner organizations around the world.
Jason also has completed his Ph.D. in Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he investigated the use of social media for intercultural learning and social support by exchange students. He previously completed both his M.Sc in Information Technology and B. Information Technology in Malaysia.
Jason currently is working as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities at NTU where he investigates the use of new media for health education and communication.
Suyin Chia was an exchange student to Japan on the year program in 2006. She started volunteering for the National Office and Kuala Lumpur chapter soon after her return by getting involved in various orientation camps with hosted and sending students, and eventually becoming the lead facilitator for pre-departure and post return orientation camps. Suyin first got an insight of intercultural learning during the AAI ICL Link Learning Program Workshop in Kuala Lumpur 2011, and has been participating in the program’s enterprise ever since.
In 2013, Suyin joined the National Office as the Intercultural Learning Responsible. Her primary charge is to implement Intercultural Learning and Education initiatives to improve the collective intercultural development competencies of the local and international network. Suyin is also an AFS International Qualified Trainer for the ICL Learning Program.