UNAIR NEWS – Based on Community Service Institution (LPM), Universitas Airlangga held various Community Service Program (KKN). In accordance with Decree of Rector, the new program rules for KKN are Overseas Community Service, Back to Village Community Service Program, Harum Citarum Community Service Program, Student Creativity Program, Community Service Outreach Program, Learning Together with the Community Program (KKN-BBM).
This time, 59th KKN activity, UNAIR NEWS will review info about Overseas KKN. So, what is the difference between Overseas KKN and Domestic KKN?
Domestic KKN has a variety of program choices. Students can freely choose the program as or set by LPM. Whereas, Overseas KKN can be done by submitting data on their activities in there.
“Overseas KKN can be done in several activities, for example Student Exchange Research, Overseas Contest, Student Outbound,” said Yashinta Suci, as a student who has participated in the Student Research Program.
Yashinta participated in Student Research Program at Kebangsaaan University Malaysia representing Islamic Economics Program. In this program, we conducted learning and research on international journals with lecturers at Kebangsaaan University in Malaysia.
She revealed, even though yashinta had participated in overseas activities. She also partricipated on Learning Together with the Community (KKN-BBM).
“I participated in BBM KKN, because I wanted to gain experience in village, socializing and participating with villagers,” she added.
Yashinta, who was the winner of Business Plan Competition as Best Entrepreneur Idea in Singapore, said that overseas KKN currently focusing on scientific education programs.
She hoped that her knowledge that she gained during college and will be useful in reality.
Yashinta continued, educating the villagers is not easy. Thus, the method and approach should be according to the conditions in village.
She also got a unique experience. For example, the diversity of cultures are different from Surabaya. When we live in village, we are required to apply 5S (senyum, sapa, salam, sopan, dan santun).
In addition, other uniqueness also exists in harmony between citizens in respecting religious differences with each other. The existence of a temple and an adjacent mosque, the tolerance between religious communities in this village can be maintained in harmony.
“Even though I have participated in overseas activities, I still participated in KKN domestically,” she added. (*)
Author: Rolista Dwi Oktavia
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia