Fifteen foreign students were seen coming to the Auditorium, 2nd‑ floor of Building B, Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) on Monday (9/2/2019). They are Jeon Su Bin from South Korea; Malixin from China; Nouhayaty Bintymosa from Cambodia; Essayem Wafa from Tunisia; Pavla Kasparkova from Czech Republic; Salma Tarek Eid Esmael from Egypt; Albert Mitchell Ayala and Grady Mitchell from United States; Shohei Senaha and Yuko Yamashita from Japan; Bach Duc Tin and Luong Thi My Le from Vietnam; Hafis Seekachi, Ploykarat Panorod, and Dareena Ritngam from Thailand
They were present at the opening ceremony of the Darmasiswa Program Republic of Indonesia (RI) Academic Year 2019/2020. This is the third year for UB to be trusted by the Ministry of Education and Culture’s (MoEC) Bureau of Planning and Foreign Cooperation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Republic of Indonesia to organize the Darmasiswa Program. This activity aims to introduce Indonesian culture, language and art to other countries. The Indonesian government provides scholarships to young people from foreign countries (who have diplomatic relations with Indonesia) to study Indonesian culture, language, and art in several universities in Indonesia, from Sabang to Merauke.
The opening ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. drh. Aulanni’am, DES (Vice Rector for Academic Affairs UB), Prof. Dr. Agus Suman, SE., DEA. (Dean of FCS UB), representatives of International Office (IO) UB, the Head Laboratory of Humanities FCS UB, lecturers, companion students (which are also known as buddies), and other invited guests.
“I would like to congratulate all international students who have been participating in Darmasiswa Program 2019/2020. I can say for sure that the students will get many valuable opportunities and experiences while living here and learning language, art and culture of Indonesia. I wish you for successful participant in this program,” Aulanni’am said.
While Agus Suman said, “I congratulate to all participants of Darmasiswa Program academic year 2019/2020 in this Faculty. We are so happy to have you all here. Let’s learn together with us to know more about Indonesian, especially Malang as a beautiful city where you can learn lots about the language, art, and culture.”
“I do hope you will learn comfortably here with lecturers and peer tutors. We welcome you. I also hope that you are able to finish your studies on time and smoothly,” he continued.
After the remarks and opening by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs UB and the Dean of FCS UB, the event was continued with the performance of Remo Dance by FCS UB students who are also part of Unitantri UB. Then it was continued with the delivery of material about Campus Life which includes regulations, location, and facilities in UB by Sahiruddin, M.A, Ph.D., the Head of Language and Literature Department. The next explanation was about immigration by Muhammad Syaifulloh, S.S., the Representative of IO UB.
The foreign students join the Darmasiswa RI Program for one year in UB and start the program on Monday (9/9/2019). (DT/MSH/PSIK FIB)