On March 10th, 2016 The third meeting of Cross Cultural Understanding Club’s (CCUC) theme is all about Thailand culture. One of FISIPOL’s international students, Thanaphong Saksereephong, from Chiang Mai University shared about A-to-Z Thailand such as simple traditional dance, food, language, even politic. This session aims to introduce FISIPOL students about ASEAN Member State’s culture in order to support ASEAN Community. And for international students in FISIPOL, we would shared them about ASEAN spirit.
Along with the enactment of ASEAN Economic Community this year, it is essential for students and professional staffs to be more aware about the importance of international exposure to improve their capacity in facing regional and global tight competition. To embrace this challenge and expand the opportunity, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has built partnership with several universities, research centers, and NGOs all around the world. But unfortunately, there is a main barrier for students or staffs to involve in this process which is the difficulty to get the information needed. As the results, there are a lot of missed opportunities that make the main goal of the internationalization process was not fulfilled.
The KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program) is a scholarship program sponsored by the NIIED (National Institute for International Education) and designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in the aim of promoting international exchange in education and mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.
Our second Cross Cultural Understanding Club Meeting was held on Thursday, March 03, 2016 in Room BA113 Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM. In this meeting we discussed about Indonesian Culture and Etiquette, Learning Basic Bahasa Indonesia as well as playing traditional games in the end of the session.
Kansai University is proud to announce that we will be providing scholarships to participants of our Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course (IJLC) held in July, 2016.
As a part of commemorative projects in celebration of university’s 130th anniversary, we have established “Global Scholarship Fund” in the aim of further university globalization by enhancing student mobility with our prestigious partner universities. We hope that your student will take this opportunity not only to learn Japanese language, but also to experience Japanese culture on our campus.
On March 2nd 2016, Dr.Hassan Wirajuda, the foreign minister of Indonesia (2001-2009) visited Universitas Gadjah Mada to give a special lecture about “Ineffective World Order, the Urgency to Establishing Regional Order and Sustaining the Nation-State: Implication Toward Indonesia” at Seminar Room Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada. This Ambassadorial lecture held by Global Engagement Office aims to encourage students to broaden their perspective about the international politics and learn the expertise’s experience. The ambassadorial lecture moderate by the senior lecturer in Department of International Relations, Dr. Siti Muti’ah Setiawati.
The Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation (The Foundation) was established in March 1990 to contribute to world peace and development by fostering people from the People’s Republic of China and other countries in Asia. This foundation strives to promote mutual understanding and international exchange as well as to pay homage to and immortalize the spirit of Okazaki Kaheita, a man who worked for mutual understanding, peace, and world friendship.
In order to promote friendship between Japan and Asian countries and to further the personal development of people in these countries, the foundation provides scholarships to students from Asian countries who wish to study in graduate schools in Japan.
Cross Cultural Understanding Club (CCUC) is a program that was designed by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Gadjah Mada University. The purpose of this program is to engage the international students with the local students of the university in many aspects, mainly in cultural exchange and understanding aspect. This feature of interchanging cultures is one of the highlights of the Global Engagement Office’s agenda because it is seen as one of the office’s forms of hospitality for the newcomer international students, as well as to show the involvement of the faculty in the international level of cooperation.
The Flinders University Short Course Program in Yogyakarta was organized by Global Engagement Office, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM on 25 – 30 January 2016 and collaborated with Flinders University Australia. It was designed for Flinders University students to deepen their understanding about Indonesia as one of prominent countries for Australia. Global Engagement office prepared several exciting programs such as lectures on Indonesian politics, economy, social and culture, practicing Javanese traditional dance and gamelan, visitation to Tamansari and Ullen Sentalu museum, and also volunteering at Project Child Indonesia as one of Non-governmental Organizations in Yogyakarta. Hopefully, by learning from Indonesian professors, exploring Indonesian culture and heritage, and directly interacting with the local people, the participants would be more enthusiastic and eager to learn further about Indonesia. More importantly, this program could open larger opportunity for Australian and Indonesian students to exchange their knowledge and culture as well as became a stepping stone to increase people-to-people understanding between Indonesia and Australia.
Cross Cultural Understanding Club (CCUC) is one of the extracurricular programs initiated by Global Engagement Office (GEO) Fisipol UGM which aims to facilitate the cultural exchange activities among international and local students in Fisipol UGM. Cultural exchange is an important aspect for GEO because it is a part of faculty internationalization program as well as a form of hospitality for international students who study in Fisipol UGM. The program is held every semester with regular weekly meeting and different activity in each meeting. All activities in CCUC are designed not only to introduce Indonesian cultures to international students, but also to give opportunity for Indonesian students to learn other countries’ cultures and develop their English skill.