IGOV Students of UMY Have Student Exchange to Five Countries


Supporting internationalization of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) to become World Class University, students of International Program of Government (IGOV) of UMY had student exchange to five countries, namely South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It was informed by Eko Priyo Purnomo, Ph.D. as Director of IGOV of UMY in an interview on Tuesday (10/12).

Eko stated that the student exchange aimed at training and enhancing student competitiveness in learning, and acquainting international culture. “The program can be a way for international program students to experience learning overseas, creating networks with other international students, or learning culture of other countries. Undertaking student exchange is compulsory for IGOV students,” he mentioned.

Eko inserted that the students has prepared for the student exchange like preparing for administration and academic capability. “The selections of the student exchange comprising several stages, namely document selection, CV, foreign language proficiency, and interview. If the students can pass the selection stages, they will be the participants of the student exchange.

The students will be carried out the student exchange in January-July 2016. For a semester, 17 IGOV students will undertake student exchange to several different universities. The universities are Jaume I University-Spain, Sunmoon University-South Korea, Thammasat University-Thailand, Khon Kaen University-Thailand, Universiti Sains Malaysia, De La Salle University-Philippine, Maejo University-Thailand, and Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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