CCUC Week: Pottery Workshop


It was a bright Saturday and the CCUC participants were gathering in West Hall at 8.30 a.m. to have a pottery workshop in Kasongan Village. Kasongan Village is well-known as a village in Yogyakarta where most of its people do pottery work for living, not only to sell it to tourists or local customer, but they also sell their artworks worldwide. Before the bus came, the participants were given a morning snacks to enjoy. They also had a nice chit-chats and got to know each other. The bus has finally arrived in front of FISIPOL but the participants are still waiting for the other to come. At about 9.00 a.m. all CCUC participants went inside the bus and finally departed from FISIPOL to Kasongan Village.

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Cross-Cultural Understanding Club Pottery Workshop


A warm invitation for those longing for a touch of art on their hands, to be creative – relaxing – artistic, or simply wanting to check your bucket list.
Reserve yourself a seat in the very first Cross-Cultural Understanding Club pottery workshop.
It will be on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
The workshop location is in Kasongan, but we will meet up at West Hall of Fisipol at 8am and depart together with the transportation we have reserved.
There will also be a free Indonesian lunch in Omah Sawah afterward.
Join us to create your own handmade pottery!

CCUC Beach Trip to Wedi Ombo Beach

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Splish, Splash, Let’s have a blast!
Come join us to the ocean, enjoying the summer sun and get some tans. To the beautiful Wedi Ombo beach we’ll go. Cool water, warm sun, games, foods, friends and for FREE, sounds perfectly fun?

Mark your calendars for Cross Cultural Understanding Club Beach Trip at September 17, 2016.
Register NOW by filling in this reservation form! No later than September 14.
Don’t procrastinate as only very limited spots available🌊

[More information:
082218087132 – Amalia]

CCUC Week #6: Captain Phillips Movie Screening

A movie screening session was held by Global Engagement Office on Thursday, April 28th 2016 as a part of Cross Cultural Understanding Club’s activities. In room BA 301 Fisipol building, the CCUC participants watched a true story movie which was nominated as the best motion picture in 2014, Captain Phillips. The movie told us about a US-flagged ship, MV Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked by Somalian pirates who also kidnapped the captain and demanded ransom. The participants seemed to enjoy every single scene and got their emotions involved. Tom Hanks, the main actor, could play the role really well as Captain Phillips who was a smart, patience, responsible and wise leader.


During the movie, the participants were focused on the story and being so emotional. The movie gave us a new perspective about the world that people in Somalia are risking their life and threatening others to earn money. In the other hand, we can live our life peacefully in our own place with a good job and comfortable environment. As the movie finished, we agreed that economic gap does exist and may cause some conflicts. Poverty drives people to do bad things to continue their life, including pirating, stealing, and killing. State is the one who is responsible to guarantee the well-being and security of its people. Meanwhile in a stateless country like Somalia, there is no one can assure that. Therefore, people are very vulnerable and dare to do anything to survive.

CCUC Week #3: Thailand Course

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.

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CCUC Week #1: Welcome to FISIPOL

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.

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Cross Cultural Understanding Program 2015

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.

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