Encouraging Foreign Students to Promote UNAIR in Their Countries

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Wakil Rektor I Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD., K-GH., FINASIM (tengah) dan Ketua IOP David Segoh, M.A bersama mahsiswa AMERTA Angkatan ke-3 (Foto : Nuri Hermawan)

UNAIR NEWS – Third year of International class program, or better known as Academic Mobility Exchange for Undergraduate at Airlangga (AMERTA) is over. About 30 foreign students and 60 students of UNAIR following farewell event held in Kahuripan Hall 301, Friday (9/1).

The collaborative program of Directorate of Education with International Office and Partnership (IOP) was held for one semester. Both parties provide scholarships to participants as much as Rp. 1.5 million each month. In addition, the participants were given the opportunity to take on a variety of subjects. For example, cyber culture, cyber law, customary law, tropical medicine and Indonesian.

“Students are given the freedom to take at least three courses plus Indonesian language lessons,” explained Dewi Sartika, M.Ed., as international class manager IOP.

The program is expected to make UNAIR known better at international level. Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD., K-GH., FINASIM expressed his great hope to the AMERTA participants.

“I hope you can introduce UNAIR and share your experiences to your family, friends and community your campus,” he said.

One program participant from the Philippines named Djerilee admitted glad that she could study in Indonesia. “I am grateful I could learn in Indonesia although only for one semester. I can make a lot of friends and experiences, “he said.

In line with Djerilee, Siti Wardah from Brunei Darussalam said, that she got a lot of experience to concoct herbal medicine of Indonesia. “In Indonesia, I learned many things, mainly on herbal medicine. I was able to visit Sumenep, Madura to study herbs straight from the royal family line there,” he explained. (*)

Author: Nuri Hermawan

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