On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, a farewell ceremony for the outbound exchange students of the Faculty of Sports Education of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia was held in the Rectorate Building. The exchange was scheduled to be conducted from September 5 to October 4, 2019, in the Sports Centre, Science and Exercise, University of Malaya.
The farewell ceremonial was attended by the first Vice President of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Dr. H. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., Dean of the Faculty of Sport and Health Science Education, Prof. Dr. H. Adang Suherman, M.A., Head of the Sport Coaching Education Study Program, Dr. Komarudin, M.Pd., and members of the academic affairs unit.
According to the report delivered by Mr. Komarudin, there would be a total of five students participating in the program from the Sport Coaching Education Department, Faculty of Sport and Health Science Education. The names of the students are Ramadisa N. R., Rosalie E. P., Hasya Hanifan I. P., Jihad Munggaran, and Ilham Muadin Putra. The students will also be assisted by two teaching staff members, Ms. Mustika Fitri and Mr. Novrizal Ahmad N.
Mr. Komarudin added that the main goal by conducting this program is to encourage the students to do further studies.
The Dean of the Faculty of Sport and Health Science Education, Prof. Dr. H. Adang Suherman, M.A., also said that student exchange is one of the most prioritized targets of the university. In the future, he hopes that other study programs can aspire to contribute more in achieving the target.
Before the closing of the ceremonial, the first Vice President of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Dr. H. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., delivered his speech. He said that the cooperation aspect is one of the most important aspects in the ranking evaluation of a university. Therefore, Mr. Solehuddin advised the students that they make the best out of this opportunity and conduct what has been programmed beforehand, so that the learning process will be meaningful.
“There is no need to be so rigid while learning. You also have to learn about their culture, possibly the positive ones to bring back home, and ask yourselves ‘what makes this country much well-known than ours’?” he stated.
He added once more that in learning, it is important to not be narrow-minded. While learning in another country, we must remember that we are representatives of the Indonesian nation. As an ambassador of the nation, it is key to show a positive image. (Ashifa Kanafani)