UNAIR NEWS – Master’s program of Human Resources Development (PSDM) Universitas Airlangga welcomed seven international students from the land of thousand pagodas, Myanmar. Through the student inbound program, Kyaw Zhin Phyo and six of his colleagues had the opportunity to learn Indonesian culture while studying for more than three weeks at UNAIR from Tuesday, November 12 to Saturday, December 7.
“Since arriving in Surabaya, we have gained a lot of valuable experience and lessons,, such as when we study Indonesian or follow the learning system here. We really enjoyed it, “said Kyaw Zhin Phyo, in Room 112, Postgraduate School UNAIR.
The seven students are master students of English Literature Program from two different universities in Myanmar, Yadanabun University and Mandalay University. They are Kyaw Zin Phyo, Ye Mon Aung, Htet Wai Yan, Aung Thiha, Thiri Cho Cho, May Thet Khaing Zaw, and Htet Yati Oo. Their arrival at Human Resources Development Master’s Program was welcomed by the leaders of the postgraduate school and students.
“There are some differences that we felt during the learning process, especially from facilities, class sizes, student life, to lecturers. If in Myanmar, the class size is large with many students. The facilities in Indonesia is complete. However, that is not a barrier for us, “he stated.
Vice Director I of Postgraduate School UNAIR, Prof. Dr. Anwar Ma’ruf drh., M. Kes., also gave his response regarding the arrival of the seven international students. Not only attending lectures in postgraduate school, Phyo and his six colleagues also study Indonesian at Faculty of Humanities and UNAIR Language Center. In fact, there are two of them who are interested in continuing their studies here.
“Later, when they return to their places of origin, we hope that they can share their experiences with friends there. Furthermore, we would like to have a collaboration between UNAIR students and Myanmar students both in terms of research and publication. Therefore, we are trying to build good relations, “he said.
Prof. Anwar explained that he would also visit Myanmar to hold a selection for foreign students who were interested in attending UNAIR Postgraduate school through the Airlangga Development Scholarship (ADS). He also said that there were already two Myanmar students who are studying at UNAIR. (*)
Author: Nabila Amelia
Editor : Khefti Al Mawalia