Students from 13 Countries Participate in the Unpad Summer Program 2019

[unpad.ac.id, 07/11/2019] Acting Chancellor of University of Padjadjaran Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., M.S.I.E. officially opened the “Unpad Summer Program 2019” at Bale Rucita Unpad Jatinangor, Thursday (11/7). The Unpad Summer Program is held from 11 to 23 July, 2019, followed by 53 participants from 13 countries.

Acting Chancellor of University of Padjadjaran Prof. Dr. Rina Indiastuti, S.E., M.S.I.E., symbolically welcomed foreign students from 12 countries to take part in the “Summer Program” activity in Unpad which is held from Thursday (11/7) to 23 July. (Photo: Tedi Yusup) *

“Hopefully you can enjoy this event,” said Prof. Rina.

Prof. Rina also hoped that through this event the participants could get to know Unpad more. In addition, participants’ understanding of Indonesia will be better especially regarding the various regions that will be visited.

Head of Unpad International Office, Dr. Ronny, M.Kes., Ph.D., A.I.F.O. said that during the activity, the participants would learn various things. Besides Jatinangor and Bandung, participants will also visit a number of locations in Pangandaran, Kebumen and Cireundeu Traditional Village in North Cimahi.

This year is the third time the program has been held. The theme of this year’s event is “Empowering Integrated Culture and Art for Tourism via Digital Economy 4.0”.

Through this theme, Unpad Summer Program wants to invite participants to see first hand the development of culture, art, and tourism in the community, linked to current technological advances.

“Unpad Summer Program brings them to see in real the problems that exist or may arise in the area visited,” Ronny said.

By directly jumping into the community, participants are expected to be able to learn and provide ideas through their perspectives for community development.

“This activity is not only just an activity of ordinary tourist visits and activities. But they are there also to combine with the agenda of local arts activities in the area and to work with the local government,” said Ronny.

Various activities that will be followed by participants include being involved in the International Kite Festival in Pangandaran, visiting a number of local business units, conducting cultural exchanges, and being involved in various local government activities.

Through this activity, Ronny also hoped that Unpad can elevate Indonesia’s local wisdom to the international community. In addition, this activity can increase the number of foreign students who come to Unpad, and can expand Unpad’s network internationally. *

 

Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am | Translated by dfa