Attempting to Play Jeep: Chakorn and Neck’s First Experience

Yogyakarta (27/12) – Yogyakarta has many tourist destinations such as history, culture, natural tourism, and culinary tourism, which are scattered in many places in Yogyakarta. In the south of Yogyakarta, we know there are several beaches that must be visited when we are in Yogyakarta, such as Indrayanti Beach, Drini Beach, Kesirat Beach, and many more. A volcano to the north of Yogyakarta can be drawn in a straight line with the Yogyakarta Monument and Parangtritis Beach.

Amnat Arthan (Neck) and Chakorn Uppala (Sa) are students of Maejo University Thailand who had the opportunity to carry out an Inbound Exchange to Ilmu Pemerintahan Kelas Internasional (IGOV UMY). Exchange implementation at IGOV UMY is not only carried out in class with lecturers, but at IGOV UMY there is a Cultural Exchange program. This Cultural Exchange is a program created by IGOV UMY to introduce Indonesian culture, especially Yogyakarta, to Inbound Exchange students.

This event was very exciting and fun, Neck and Sa admitted that this was their first experience traveling around nature using a Jeep. Neck said he was very scared at first because the Jeep did not have a lid on the top of the car, but at the end of the session Neck realized that this was being used to play in the water at the end of the session.
“This is very exciting bro, but at first I was afraid to fall because there was no cover on the jeep. But at the end of the session I just found out about its function,” said Neck

Accompanied by Reyhan Dwi Priyandi and Jaya Suparman IGOV Class of 2018 as buddies, they visited several places. At breakfast they eat at Kopi Klotok which is in Pakem, Sleman, DIY. Using the Jeep they visited the Museum Sisa Hartaku, Kaliadem Bunker and finally playing water in the Merapi River. (FLT)


Creating a Short Mobility Program, IGOV UMY invited SOG UUM to Collaborate.

Malaysia (11/1) The Exchange Program is mandatory for international class students at Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University, including IGOV UMY. IGOV UMY facilitates student exchange programs with several destination countries both in Europe and Asia.
The Short Mobility Program is a collaboration implemented between IGOV UMY and the School of Government Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Held for 7 days at UUM from January 9–15, 2023, and will be resumed in March 2023 at IGOV UMY. This program focuses on academic activities and some non-academic activities. This program is a step taken by IGOV UMY to facilitate the Exchange Substitute Program for students who have never done an exchange before. This is done considering that exchange is something that must be carried out for international class students.

The trip to Malaysia was taken by plane on 9/1 from New Yogyakarta International Airport, the first flight was Yogyakarta-Kuala Lumpur, then Kuala Lumpur-Kedah. The reception by UUM was very good, they picked up the group from UMY at Alor Setar airport. After arriving at UUM, the first building to visit was Anjung Guest (UUM Museum). In the Guest Pavilion, it is explained regarding the history of UUM, UUM’s business entities, etc.


Encouraging Student Enthusiasm, IGOV UMY Holds Student Exchange Socialization

Yogyakarta (2/12) – the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) has just held a socialization activity related to student exchange activities at Maejo University, Thailand on Friday (3/12) via Zoom Meetings. This activity was attended by Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., as the director of IGOV UMY, Adibah Dhivani Gusmi, S.IP., as the International Mobility and Cooperation division at IGOV UMY, and IGOV UMY Batch 2020 students who did not do the Student Exchange Program which is a requirement for their graduation.

The program aimed to encourage 12 IGOV UMY Batch 2020 to have an experience with internationalization. At least IGOV UMY students can take part in the Student Exchange Program which is their obligation for graduation requirements. These students were directed to take part in the Student Exchange at Maejo University, Thailand, which is currently open for registration until Saturday (10/12).

“This activity aims for encouraging IGOV UMY students, especially Batch 2020, to not postpone the Student Exchange Program activities which will be burdensome at the end of the semester, for that we direct them to register at Maejo University, Thailand.” Mas Sakir said.

As the director, Mas Sakir hopes that students can prepare for the student exchange program carefully. This is because the student exchange registration is near, both physically, mentally, documentary and financially to reduce unwanted things from happening. (ARP)


New Things Salsa Faced During Student Exchange to Universiti Sains Malaysia

Yogyakarta (29/11) – Nothing is perfect while studying abroad does come pretty darn close, it is not without its problems. Whether it’s the cultural norms tripping you up, you missing home, or you lacking motivation for your studies, many international students experience several different challenges or new things they must face in their life abroad. Besides that, there are still many differences or new things that will be experienced by international students while they are doing their activities as international students. One of them is Salsa Latsica Dewi, one of the IGOV Batch 2020 students who are conducting Student Exchange activities at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. She stated that there were several things that, in her opinion, were new and could not be found at the home university she was at. Some of these things are:

1. Having Unique Roads Contours
She said that the journey to campus from his dormitory has a unique road that goes uphill or up the stairs. “The first thing I realized when exchanging to USM was, I had 2 choices, namely, the road that was uphill or the road that had to climb stairs to get to campus”

2. Buses are everywhere
Of course, facilities are important things that students pay attention to, one of which is facilities to support mobility. Salsa said that there were lots of campus buses and they were always crowded “Maybe for some campuses this looks normal since UMY doesn’t have a campus bus because the campus is integrated so I see that this is something new.”

3. Lot of Canteens
Apart from the facilities to support the facilities, of course, the facilities to support the stomach must be considered, there are many canteens provided by USM and these canteens are always crowded with visitors who are just for eating or relaxing.

4. Big Classroom
As one of the best campuses in Malaysia, USM provides the best facilities for its students, such as very large classrooms so that they can accommodate many students. “I was very surprised when I saw the classrooms at USM because they were very large compared to the classes at UMY and those provided by IGOV UMY.” Salsa said.

5. Choose anything you want
As IGOV UMY students, we have the privilege to be facilitated when doing Student Exchange, including credit transfers. Even though we take courses that are very different from the focus we take at home university, courses taken during student exchange can still be converted into courses at IGOV UMY.

Of course, the existence of the Student Exchange program can help students gain international exposure and increase their value. It is hoped that students will be able to take advantage of this opportunity and explore knowledge to increase their potential. (ARP)


Foreign Students Study at IGOV UMY to Support Internationalization Activities

Yogyakarta (19/11) – Muda Mendunia is a jargon that is currently embedded in the citizens regarding Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY). Of course, this jargon is not just mere boasting to attract public attention to UMY. One form of UMY to prove this jargon is the presence of an International Study Program or what is commonly called an International Program, with an International Program students are able to get more facilities and internationalization which can increase students’ preparedness for a globalized world.

One of the International Programs at UMY is the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration UMY (IGOV UMY) which provides great support for its students to get internationalization. This support is in the form of programs created by IGOV UMY such as the Student Exchange Program, Visiting Professor, and International Government of Politics Summer School (IGoPSS) where IGOV UMY will hold a Summer School for students from all over the world. Apart from that, IGOV UMY also holds an Inbound Student Exchange Program where foreign students will study at IGOV UMY for one semester.

Currently, IGOV UMY has 4 foreign students studying at IGOV UMY, 2 foreign students with Full-Time Student status, and 2 foreign students participating in Student Exchange Program activities from Thailand. Having these 4 foreign students is certainly a plus for IGOV UMY students because they can more easily exchange ideas, gain insights and new perspectives from each country, as well as add to international relations. This was also confirmed by Awang Rajaprakoso Purnomo, one of the UMY IGOV students. “In my opinion, having friends from abroad really helps me improve my English and opens up new perspectives and knowledge from them.”

Furthermore, IGOV UMY will hold a Welcoming Party activity which is to welcome new IGOV UMY students along with Exchange Students and Cultural Exchange activities which go directly to cultural-based tourist attractions so that these foreign students can learn about Indonesian culture which is of course very different from their home country. they. It is hoped that the two activities that are currently on the closest agenda will be able to give a good impression when they have to return to their home country. “We hope that these 2 activities, will give a positive impression and useful knowledge for them when they have to return to their respective countries and they can share this knowledge on a small or large scale.” Said Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., as the Director of IGOV UMY. (ARP)

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IGOV UMY Welcoming of 2 Exchange Students from Maejo University, Thailand

Yogyakarta (17/11) – The Student Exchange Program as a result of the collaboration between the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) and Maejo University, Thailand is conducting stages of sending its students to each university after being confronted by the co-19 pandemic which caused the student exchange program to not be carried out. At this time, IGOV UMY is accepting 2 students from Maejo University, Thailand who will study at IGOV UMY for 1 semester. The two students were named Amnat Arthan and Chakorn Auppala.

Of course, the arrival of the 2 exchange students is expected to be able to add to the relations of IGOV UMY students and they can share experiences, learn about each culture, and provide insight and new perspectives from the exchange students. As stated by Awang, one of the IGOV UMY batch 2020 students, “With the arrival of these 2 students, we hope that we can broaden our insights and perspectives about the world. In addition, we hope that we will be able to exchange positive thoughts and culture with them.” This is of course in line with the mission of IGOV UMY which wants to make IGOV UMY graduates able to compete nationally and globally with the provision provided as well as broader insights and perspectives.

As this of course also has a positive impact on these exchange students, with this program they can learn new knowledge about the Indonesian government which is certainly different from Thailand which adheres to a constitutional monarchy form of government. “We hope that this activity can provide new knowledge about the Indonesian government and upgrade our English skills,” said the two of them. The two students will study with IGOV batch 2020 students for 1 semester. Using presto is very much attached to pretzels, it would be a shame if you remove the pretzels themselves, therefore using a new brand to load new products (multi-brand) will be more suitable for this case

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Optimistic for Student Exchange to Malaysia, IGOV UMY Holds Interviews for Student Exchange

Yogyakarta (15/11) – For the umpteenth time, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) again selects its students for student exchange activities abroad. This activity, which is a routine agenda for each semester, is one of the mandatory graduation requirements for IGOV UMY students. In addition to being a mandatory requirement, this activity certainly helps students in developing their values ​​so that they become graduates who are able to be competitive both nationally and globally.

On Wednesday, November 14, 2022, IGOV UMY has just held an interview for 3 IGOV UMY students who will conduct a Student Exchange at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. This activity was held in the Jusuf Kalla School of Government UMY (JKSG UMY) Room and the selector in this interview session was Adibah Dhivani Gusmi, S.IP., one of the IGOV UMY staff who is in charge of International Mobility and Cooperation. The purpose of this selection activity is to determine the English language skills of prospective students who will do Student Exchange, the benefits they get for their individual after participating in the activity, and to find out how serious they are in participating in the activity.

“This interview activity is of course not only to prevent falsification of TOEFL/IELTS scores by knowing firsthand their English language skills, but to find out their seriousness in participating in student exchange activities. Of course we don’t want to send students who have a goal to travel without thinking about their scores. there,” said Sakir Ridho Wijaya, S.IP., M.IP., as the Director of IGOV UMY

In this interview session, 3 students of IGOV UMY Batch 2021 were attended which was their first experience in interviewing as a selection process for Student Exchange activities, of course as their first experience, they felt nervous and nervous even though they felt well prepared for this activity. As stated by Kevin Arya Praja “Although we have prepared for this activity, we are very nervous because this is our first experience participating in an interview for Student Exchange. However, we are optimistic that we will go to Malaysia” (ARP

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What you can do as an Exchange Student besides doing academic activities, By Salsa Latsica Dewi

Yogyakarta (7/11) – Living in a foreign country is not an easy thing to do, especially when there are many differences. However, this will be a new learning experience that will mature us because our minds will be more open. Student exchange is usually synonymous with academic elements only, but the non-academic elements are rarely highlighted. So people who take part in this activity are mostly only oriented to feel the atmosphere of studying abroad. Whereas in addition to carrying out academic activities, students can carry out non-academic activities which will become stories and memories when they return to Indonesia.

As did Salsa Latsica Dewi, one of the students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) Batch 2020 who is conducting a student exchange program at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia for 1 semester. Besides doing academic activities, she also carries out non-academic activities to expand his network of friends and explore entertainment in Malaysia. According to her, apart from academic activities, there are non-academic activities that students should try when conducting student exchanges, namely:

Strolling around the city
Of course, it will be very unfortunate if we just stay in the dormitory, therefore Salsa uses this opportunity to stroll around Queensbay, Penang, and watch the Sepang MotoGP

2. Try local cuisine
Culinary tourism is a must-try thing for students who are doing student exchanges because we will encounter dishes that do not necessarily exist in Indonesia. For now, Salsa’s favorite local eatery is Mamak Hub in Penang. This local restaurant sells various foods such as nasi lemak, martabak, basmathi fried rice, pizza paratha, etc.

This activity certainly has a positive impact and is an effective way to accelerate the transition and adaptation process. (ARP)

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Student Exchange isn’t that scary, by Moch. Noerizza Triananta

Yogyakarta (5/11) – The student exchange program is a program that provides opportunities for students to experience the education system abroad for a certain period. Becoming one of the participants in the student exchange program has become a dream for most students, especially university students. Besides being an exciting experience, participating in a student exchange program also has a myriad of benefits that can certainly help you shape and develop your abilities.

Of course, there are still many students who are afraid and hesitant to do student exchanges because they have to face a new environment and new culture and adapt to the system and curriculum that is the destination campus, especially if they are not used to living alone. This is also confirmed by Moch. Noerizza Triananta, who is a student of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) batch 2020 is conducting Student Exchange at Khon Kaen University, Thailand for 1 semester. “Before I left, I was afraid and nervous because Thailand has a very different culture and rules from Indonesia. Therefore, I was quite worried that I could not follow this program properly.”

However, after almost 2 weeks in Thailand, he felt it was not as scary as he had expected. According to him, participating in student exchange activities gave him a lot of new experiences and new cultures, plus when he came he coincided with the Loy Krathong activity. Loi Krathong is a Siamese festival that is celebrated annually throughout the Kingdom of Thailand and its nearby countries. The name Krathong Festival means “to float the baskets”, and it comes from the tradition of making Krathongs and decorative baskets that flow in rivers.

“After living for 2 weeks in Thailand, my expectations were not that scary because, in my opinion, there were many activities that gave me a lot of new experiences as well as a warm welcome and help from the Indonesian student association in Thailand (Permitha Simpul Khon Kaen)”. ARP


Universiti Sains Malaysia Open Registration for Student Exchange!

Yogyakarta (27/10) – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is a public research university in Malaysia. Founded on 1 June 1969 as a statutory body with its constitution, it is among the oldest institutes of higher learning in Northern Malaysia. It has three campuses: the main campus on the island of Penang, a health campus in Kelantan, and an engineering campus in Nibong Tebal. There is currently an overseas collaboration with KLE University, India offering the Doctor of Medicine (USM) undergraduate degree. USM plans to open a Global Campus (Kuala Lumpur Campus) in Kuala Lumpur Education City With around 28,300 postgraduate and undergraduate students in 2009, USM is one of the largest universities in terms of enrollment in Malaysia. The number of lecturers is about 1,479, which leads to a student-lecturer ratio of around 19:1.

As one of the partners of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY), IGOV UMY and USM often exchange students to conduct student exchange programs or conduct research collaborations. On this occasion, USM opened registration for IGOV UMY students who wanted to do student exchanges with USM. Registration is open until November 10, 2022, with the following conditions:
– Curriculum Vitae
– Motivation Letter
– Latest Academic Transcript
– Scanned Copy of Passport (biodata page only)
– Scanned Copy of English Proficiency Certificate (min. 480)
– Latest Photo (taken within last 6 months)
submit all documents to sigov.umy.ac.id/ sigov apps. (ARP)