Students who do various programs in other countries become ambassadors for their country. For this reason, they make character and cultural values so they can represent their people.
Rector of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) Prof Fathur Rokhman said, foreign students joined in bonding relations between countries. Thus, according to Prof Fathur, the relationship that exists is not only in the academic area or between universities, but more than that. Relations between countries will be increasingly intertwined.
“Students who participate in the program on other campuses abroad indirectly have a mission to strengthen the relationship between their country and the place where they study,” he delivered it when admitting students participating in the Indonesian Language Program for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) from India and fieldwork practices (PKL) from Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) Malaysia, Monday, July 1, 2019, at Rectorate building, Gunungpati, Semarang.
Presented in welcoming the students, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of Language and Art Faculty Dr Hendi Pratama MA, PKL supervisor of UPSI Bambang Indiatmoko, and the person in charge of BIPA program Wati Istanti.
Prof Fathur decided that bilateral relations between countries could be dynamic and at once friction would emerge. However, various things related to the past should not be an obstacle to learning in the destination country. On the other hand, Prof. Fathur hopes that foreign students can be reported and invited by UNNES in the international arena.
Dr Hendi Pratama said, one student who passed the BIPA program was one person, while UPSI PKL students were four people. He said, BIPA students will learn Indonesian language and culture for a week. While UPSI PKL students will practice at FBS UNNES until August 25, 2019. (*)
Translated by Mutiah Karim (Student Staff)