Faculty of Cultural Studies

Universitas Brawijaya

Institut Français d’Indonesie Visited FCS UB

26-Sep-2018 admin Warta FIB


On Thursday (9/20/2018), the Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) received a visit from the Institut Français d’Indonesie (IFI) Surabaya. They are Benoit Bavouset, Director of IFI, accompanied by Astrini and Eri, the Teachers at IFI. This visit has several agendas including introductions, socialization of advanced studies to France for students, and dialogue with students of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB.

Exactly at 10.30 a.m, the visitors from IFI met Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA., the Dean of FCS UB, Hamamah, M.Pd., Ph.D., Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of FCS UB, and Sahiruddin, M.A, Ph.D., the Head of Language and Literature Department FCS UB. This meeting was held in the Dean Room of 6th Building A Floor FCS UB. This meeting discussed various things, including the introduction of IFI, IFI’s activities, and education in France.

“I feel very happy to come to FCS UB and I want to meet the students who are learning French,” said Benoit Bavouset. This Director of IFI also said that there was a French cultural event at Kampung Biru (Kampung Arema) Malang where IFI was part of the event. One of the goals is that students can interact directly with French artists and know what contemporary French art is like.

Benoit Bavouset said that it is possible to study in France not only in Paris, but also in other cities. Cities other than Paris also have high levels of education with lower living costs. When studying in Paris, the cost of living is very high, if we study in another place it can be 30% cheaper. Indeed, Paris provides the best teachers, many main offices, and important museums with works of artists, such as Leonardo Da Vinci which can be seen directly.

Benoit Bavouset explained to the students of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB about studying in France, while Eri explained in general about French Language and DELF international exam. It really takes long preparation before doing the DELF exam. “If we come to France, we can be more confident if we master the language. Many students come to French courses at IFI with a very big motivation,” said Benoit Bavouset.

“After studying in France, I learned a lot, for example approaches, French thoughts, and the Economy Development are different from those are in Indonesia which are more oriented to America,” said Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA.

“Hopefully, we can maintain the relationship between Indonesia and France,” the Dean of FCS UB hopes toward this visit.

After this meeting, the agenda continued with the socialization of further studies to France for students, and a dialogue with students of French Language and Literature Study Program FCS UB which was held at 11.00 p.m in the Room 4.5. Rektorat Lama Building (GRL). (DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)