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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