Passion and Determination Makes Riyantita Study in Egypt

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Riantita (red headscarf) with colleagues from various universities across the world in Egypt. (Doc. Private )

UNAIR NEWS – Joining student exchange is a dream and a great opportunity for students. No exception for Riyantita Tunjung, one of the many students at Universitas Airlangga who had an opportunity to be student exchange participants. Spending 25 days in Egypt, Riyantita shared her story with UNAIR NEWS team.

Riyantita participated in student exchanges through a program of International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF). Through this program, she had an opportunity to study pharmacy at Imbabah Hospital and Pharma International Pharmaceutical Industries (PICO).

The student of Faculty of Pharmacy batch 2014 choosed Egypt as her destination not without a reason. Besides being an international standard pharmaceutical industry, Egypt also has interesting history and culture. That was Riyantita’s intention to join exchange program.

“Egypt is rich with history, starting from pyramids, mummies, and so on. Besides wanting to learn about pharmacy, I also want to learn about Egypt culture, “he said.

In Egypt, Riyantita claimed to get a lot of knowledge and experience, especially in pharmacy. She also experienced working as a pharmacist in industry and hospitals.

“At Imbabah Hospital, I learned a lot about the role of a pharmacist in a hospital. Starting from making visits to each patient, ensuring the availability of drugs in the warehouse and installation.” she said.

“For the industry, I was invited in company tour to see every process in there. I got a lot of knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry from production stage to marketing method. I also had time to participate in product dissemination to several places, “he continued.

Not only knowledge about pharmacy that impressed Riyantita. There were several unique things about Egypt. One of them was a sense of tolerance and high nationalism owned by the people in there.

“The memorable thing from Egypt is a very high sense of tolerance among people. They respect each other very much and they appreciate the achievements made by their citizens, ” she recalled.

Not only sharing experiences, Riyantita also invited other students to follow her footsteps. For her, nothing is impossible. Keep trying and praying.

“For other friends, don’t give up. Keep trying, keep praying, surely God will give you a way, ” she concluded. (*)

Author: Sukma Cindra Pratiwi

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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