UNAIR NEWS – Another achievement in international competition has been made by students of Universitas Airlangga. Aisyah Amalia Ramadanti won Best Group Presentation category at the Global Culture Corner 1.0 Multicultural Competencies for Global Leaders – Footprints in the Heart which was held from Tuesday to Thursday, September 8-10, 2020.
The event included in an international exchange programs was held by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in collaboration with Asia Technological University Network (ATU-NET). It was attended by 30 participants from 7 countries including Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) representing Indonesia.
Danti said that her group chose Cultural festivities and celebrations topic, presenting a harvest festival in each member country. She chose Tobacco Harvest Festival (Festival Tungguk Tembakau) for her presentation and gave her the opportunity to deliver a speech.
“Alhamdulillah, I got the Best Group Presentation award in this event, and was given the opportunity to represent UNAIR to deliver a speech at this event,” said the Political Science student.
With a fairly short time, Danti said that the material preparation was done from the night after the technical meeting regarding what harvest festival to be chosen for the presentation. Moreover, she also conducted researches on history, culture, existing festivals, traditional customs that are still being preserved, and many more.
“From research to presentation of this material, I have learned a lot about the culture of my own country. I am very fortunate to live in Indonesia, which has diverse cultural wealth, one of the assets that must be maintained forever, “added the student from the class of 2017.
Meanwhile, the time zone was an obstacle for her as the host country has one hour time different earlier than Indonesia. So Danti has to manage the time with other members.
Apart from that, by participating in these activity Danti learned many things, such as how to find many resources and then summarized them into one, how to communicate properly and correctly to people from other countries, and presentation procedures to convey explanations appropriately, as well as time management in everyday life.
“I hope that UNAIR can continue to support and give more opportunities for students who want to try exchange programs. Hopefully, UNAIR can also collaborate with other universities to organize more exchange or other international events,” she concluded. (*)
Author: Asthesia Dhea Cantika Editor : Binti Q. Maruroh