9th Batch of SEA-Teacher Farewell Ceremony


Farewell ceremony for six students who participated in the 9th Batch of SEA-Teacher was held on 4 February 2020 at UPI University Centre 3rd floor Meeting Room.

The ceremony opened by welcoming remarks from Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D. as The Head of Office of International Education and Relations (OIER) “This year SEA-Teacher is special than the previous one. We used to send our students to Southeast Asian countries only, but now we expand the program to Japan. Therefore, starting from this batch, we are going to send two students to Japan.”

SEA-Teacher Project or commonly known as Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange is a program that aims to provide opportunities for students from universities in Southeast Asia. This program aims to give practical experience teaching in schools in other countries in Southeast Asia.

UPI sends two batches of SEA-Teacher per year. There are in total of 6 students participating in the first batch that will be sent to three countries; Thailand, Philippines, and Japan. For this year batch, UPI sends five students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Education (FMIPA) and one student from the Faculty of Educational Sciences (FIP), namely: Alifia Nuzul Pramadhany (University of Tsukuba Japan), Echa Nurlaeli Naufal (University of Tsukuba Japan), Azahra Hana Fadila Bastamman (Central Luzon State University Philippines), Siti Kurnia Nurjannah (Central Luzon State University Philippines), Vianni Ismi Kania (Khon Kaen University Thailand), and Anisa Safitri (Khon Kaen University Thailand). They will participate in one month program, starting from 6 February to 5 March 2020.

Siti Fatimah, S.Pd., M.Si., PhD the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Education opened the event by giving a speech on the importance of being adaptable to a new place for the participants when they arrive in their destination countries. “Wherever we are, we must be able to adapt to the environment, know the things of local habits there to equip us to blend in with the locals.”

Dr. Rudi Susilana, M.Si, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of Faculty of Educational Sciences also adds on being representative of Indonesian and giving best work performance, “All participants present today are representatives from UPI, mainly representatives from Indonesia. We hope that everyone will show good performance and A+ quality. It is also possible for you to promote Indonesian cultures as well, by promoting our cultures and best value.”

Dr. Heny Djoehaeni, S.Pd., M.Si. gave the last remark from the Early Childhood Education Program “Remember that one month is a quite short period. We hope that besides teaching, the participants will also participate in insight development. Such as being involved in teacher workshops, presenting lesson plans to enrich experiences for the participants.” The ceremony officially ended with photo sessions with all participants. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)