Exchange Students Attend an Induction Program

Cooperation Office of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) conducted an induction program for exchange students. It aimed at introducing the university and Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY).

The program was organized on Wednesday (24/5) at meeting hall of E4, floor 1, and attended by 16 international students from Thailand and Malaysia. They also gained information of how to apply visa.

One of the staffs of the Cooperation Office Satrio Pringgodani stated that the exchange students grated a socio-cultural visit visa of Indonesia. “The visa is issued for six months. The visa extension requires some documents and the exchange students can contact the Cooperation Office. We will assist them,” declared Satrio.

He told the students to call the office at building of AR Fachruddin B, floor 1, if they confront any difficulties. “We wish that the students would not face any problems during his living in Jogja, particularly at Jogja. We are willing to help them,” added Satrio.

Besides, an alumnus of UMY who also joined a student exchange to SIAS University Damas Barik presented student life in Yogyakarta. “It is necessary for international students to understand culture of students and people in Yogyakarta. For instance, the people love sitting on the floor. To know other habits, they have to interact with not only students but also other people,” asserted Damas.

He also expected that the students could adjust to environment in Yogyakarta soon. “Therefore, they can learn and promote culture of Yogyakarta in their home country. Indeed, they can enhance their capability,” hoped Damas.

Additionally, the students were happy for having the induction program. One of the exchange students from Thailand Sofia Umaji said, “Indonesian students are kind, but they often do their homework in the last minutes. The induction program helps us to be familiar with UMY and Yogyakarta.”

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