|UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd. put on a KKN jacket as a marker to release KKN students. (Picture: Aan / PR)|
Student opportunities at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) to sense the learning climate and international experience are getting wider. Various international collaborations were established by UMM enlarge this opportunity.
One of them was cooperation that was established through AIESEC in UMM. In total, 867 people were released to do one of the Tri Dharma Peguruan Tinggi (Three Pillars of Higher Education comprising Education, Research and Community Service) which was community service in the Community Service Program (KKN), Saturday (29/12).
KKN in this period was divided into three major groups, including International KKN, Thematic KKN, and Regular KKN. International KKN was joined by 27 students spread across 7 countries.
"That are Malaysia as many as 7 students, Thailand 12 students, Cambodia 1 student, Nepal 1 student, Sri Lanka 4 students, Poland 1 student, and Ukrainian 1 student," explained the head of the KKN Division Alik Ansyori Alamsyah.
One of the students who will take part in the social project was Febryani Monita Astuti. This student in the Sociology Department will do a social project for 6 weeks in Thailand. The project that he participated was Thailand's Sawasdee.
"About six weeks, I will work on a social project teaching Basic English for elementary school students to high school in the hinterland of Thailand," said a student from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
She wanted to learn about social conditions in other countries. Besides that, as a Sociology student, she claimed to want to have a wider study opportunity by participating in this International Community Service Program.
"I am as a Sociology student want to have a wider study space especially about the life of the social community, the context and the learning space are different," she explained.
The ceremony for releasing the KKN participants was not only attended by students participating in International KKN but also students from Thematic KKN who would carry out social projects in Palu and regular KKN.
Released by UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd. students are reminded that they are representatives of UMM. "You will be seen as a representation of Muhammadiyah. So, leave a good impression at the service," he said. (Win)