Students from 13 Countries Participate in Unpad Summer Program

[, 11/7/2019] Universitas Padjadjaran Acting Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., M.SIE. officially opened Unpad Summer Program 2019 in Bale Rucita, Unpad Jatinangor campus, Thursday (11/7). Unpad Summer Program will be held from today until the coming July 23rd 2019, with 53 participants from 13 countries.

Universitas Padjadjaran Acting Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, M.SIE., symbolically welcome foreign students from 12 countries to participate in Summer Program in Unpad that will be held from Thursday (11/7) to July 23rd. (Photo: Tedi Yusup)

“I hope you can all enjoy this event,” said Prof. Rina.

Prof. Rina also hopes that through this event, the participants can get to know Unpad better. Other than that, the participants’ will better understand Indonesia, especially the places they will visit.

Head of Unpad International Office dr. Ronny, M.Kes., Ph.D., AIFo said that during the event, the students will learn many things. Other than Jatinangor and bandung, they will also visit some locations in Pangandaran, Kebumen, and the Traditional Village of Cirendeu in North Cimahi.

This year will be the third time Unpad Summer Program is held. The theme for the program this year is “Empowering Integrated Culture and Art for Tourism via Digital Economy 4.0”.

Through the theme, Unpad Summer Program will take the participants to see for themselves the development of culture, art, and tourism in public, related to the technological advancements made recently.

“Unpad Summer Program will take them to really see the existing problems or that may pop up in the places visited,” told Ronny.

By directly meeting the locals, participants are expected to learn and give their ideas through their own perspectives for public development.

“This event is not just a visit and the usual tourist activities. They are going there and integrated with the local art agenda at the place, we also work together with the local government,” said Ronny.

The various activities that the participants will take part in are the international kite festival in Pangandaran, visit to some local firms, do cultural exchange, and get involved in the local government activities.

Through this activity, Ronny also hopes that Unpad will be able to show the local culture of Indonesia to other countries. Other than that, this activity can increase the number of international students visiting Unpad, and may increase Unpad’s international network.

Report by Artanti Hendriyana
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani

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