Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) held the release of 50 foreign students who had completed their studies. The event was held at the auditorium of campus 1 at Jln. Kapas 9, Semaki, Yogyakarta on Saturday (5/12/2018).
The 50 students came from 5 different programs. As many as 14 of them were students of Darmasiswa program (1 year Indonesian language and culture program with Indonesian government scholarship), 8 students were from Indonesian Literature Study Program of Faculty of Cultural Literature and Communication (FSBK) and had studied for 1 year, 18 students participated in the two-year program, 5 students were from ASEAN International Mobility Students (AIMS) program, as well as 5 regular Thai students.
The launching event was entitled "Jakatarub Goes Global", in the hope that foreign students could learn more about Indonesian culture and could blend in with the cultural differences.
In this farewell event, foreign students presented several Indonesian arts as well as those from their respective countries. Among them are rentak bulian dance, Chinese songs, Thai martial arts, East Timorese songs, and others.
At the end of the event, the foreign students were granted a medal to show that they had completed their studies at UAD.
Prof. Drs. Sarbiran, M.Ed., Ph.D., the Vice Rector IV, in his speech congratulated the foreign students who had completed their studies.
"Make use of the knowledge gained in UAD well. Upon returning to your respective countries, always remember the experience you have gained in UAD, because experience is the best teacher," said Sarbiran.
On the other hand, Ida Puspita, M.A., Res., the Head of International Affairs Office (KUI) UAD expressed her expectation that more foreign students study at UAD.
“In the academic year of 2017/2018, UAD has about 125 foreign students from various countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The increase of foreign students in UAD is thanks to the cooperation of all involved parties. For that, we will continue to improve and provide the best service for foreign students," he said. (ard)