UNAIR vocational students conduct internships at Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam

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STUDENTS of Radiological Technology Faculty of Vocational Studies (FV) University of Airlangga (UNAIR) participated in an internship and research program at Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam from October 7, 2019 to January 6, 2020. (Photo: By courtesy)
STUDENTS of Radiological Technology Faculty of Vocational Studies (FV) University of Airlangga (UNAIR) participated in an internship and research program at Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam from October 7, 2019 to January 6, 2020. (Photo: By courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Vocational Studies (FV) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) had another collaboration with overseas partners, such as one carried out by Radiological Imaging Technology (TRP) program with Bach Mai Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in northern Vietnam located in Hanoi. The hosp[ital. can provide services to more than 2,500 patients every day.

Six students of UNAIR TRP Program had the opportunity to study there through an internship program. For three months, from October 7, 2019 until January 6, 2020, Ghinaa Rihadatul ‘Aisy Farhan, Naufal Arya Pratama, Milaniawati Suwito, Cindy Febriyanti, Rayza Tirta Shandy, and Isqi Aziyah will not only focus on internships, but also focus on research there.

Ghinaa revealed that her participation in the internship program in Vietnam was a valuable experience. She gained a lot of experience from it. Vietnamese people are very welcome with their presence. Assistance when experiencing difficulties is often offered.

“We were really helped by the Vietnamese. They (Vietnamese, ed) are friendly and we were helped by them, ” she recalled.

Language barrier indeed become one of the obstacles. Moreover, said Ghinaa, not all Vietnamese can speak English. As a result, Ghinaa and her friends must use tools for translation.

“The difficulty is that not many speak English here (Vietnamese, ed). So, we communicate using tools to interpret the language understood by the people there, “she said.

“Even so, it does not become a barrier for us to keep joking with the people of Vienam. You will get used to it after a long time, so that (Language, ed) is no longer an obstacle, ” she added.

Cultural differences, especially were, are interesting when they were in Vietnam. As it is known that the majority of the population of Indonesia is Muslim, so women who wear the hijab are easily found in their daily lives. This difference, said Ghinaa, made Vietnamese people interested in knowing more about Indonesia.

“During the internship, because we are from Indonesia who are Muslim and wear hijab, many of them are interested in knowing more about Indonesia,” she explained.

Being selective in choosing food is also a challenge. Ghinaa and her friends must translate the name of the food first so they will be able to avoid foods containing pork.

“We first find out the meaning of the food name in order to know whether the food contains pork or not,” she concluded. (*)

Author: Icha Nur Imami Puspita

Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifa’i

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