Airlangga Summer Program, Invites Foreign Students to Learn about Traditional Medicine and Gamelan

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Foreign students of ASP 2016 playing Gamelan instrument in Faculty of Humanities UNAIR, July 26. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga has many ways to attract foreign students’ interests. One of them is by a program offered by International Office and Partnership (IOP), Airlangga Summer Program (ASP) 2016. This time, IOP used ‘Indonesian Traditional Medicine and Cultures’ as a theme. In ASP 2016, IOP invited 21 foreign students from many reputable universities in the world to learn Javanese traditional culture from July 25 to August 5, 2016.

“It is an honor for UNAIR to be the host of students from Asia, Europe and America. You can learn various cultures in Indonesia for ten days. I hope you can enjoy the process this ASP,” said the Director of Education Prof. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih in the ASP 2016 opening in kahuripan Hall, Monday, July 25.

In this ASP 2016, the participants were introduced to Indonesian traditional medicine (jamu) and traditional music. Traditional medicine practice was explained and the students were invited to try to play Gamelan instruments.

On Tuesday, July 26, ASP 2016 participants enjoyed gamelan music performance of FIB Semi-Autonomous Organization, Pakar Sajen, in Siti Parwati Hall. After the performance, they tried to play the Javanese traditional instruments.

Offers Credits

Dewi Sartika, M.Ed, as the Manager of International Class IOP UNAIR explained that this year’s ASP was different from last year’s. This time, the ASP participants will get credit transfer for eleven courses the follow during the program.

“The difference is this year we offered course credits, there are thirteen class session so the students later will get marks and they can be transferred,” said Dewi.

In the future, Dewi hoped that all faculties in UNAIR can offer a program to ASP, so the participants understand the excellence of UNAIR in many fields.

“We will try to offer more themes for ASP, one of them is safari program. It is a collaboration of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) and Faculty of Fisheries and Marine (FPK). FKH will give a lecture on exotic animal and wild life medicine and FPK will give a lecture on marine biology,” said Dewi. (*)

Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Defrina Sukma S.

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