At the first time stepping her foot on the University of Muhammadiyah malang (UMM), Inne Rebeysta, a student from Ukraine, was impressed with the atmosphere. “So many students here and there are many big buildings. It’s like a small town with only students in it with all their activities,” she said.
Inna said that UMM is like a small town in a city. “The second after I passed the campus gate, I felt the atmosphere of education. Not only the classroom, the gazebos are also comfortable as place to study,” uttered.
Just like the weather in Ukraine, the weather in Malang makes it feels like home for Inna. “It is hard for European adjusting the weather in Indonesia. However, it feels like Malang has similar weather with Ukraine, so I guess I can stand living here,” she explained.
Her choice to study at UMM were decided based on a friend’s recommendation. “My friend said that UMM is a good university, one of the best in Indonesia,” she recalled.
Inna is one of 86 foreign students who enroll the Students Orientation (Pesmaba) on September 8-12 2015 with the other 6000 local students. She will join the other 200 foreign students who has already enrolled as UMM students.
In this Pesmaba, there are foreign students from 24 countries, such as Afghanistan, Algeria, USA, Australia, Netherland, Bulgaria, India, Iraq, Japan, Germany, Cambodia, Malaysia, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. (zul/han/t_far)