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IGOV UMY Goes to SMAN in Kebumen

Yogyakarta (8/11) – All schools require effective school promotion, especially during this pandemic. It is not uncommon for school administrators to change the way their school promotes itself. This is critical because school promotion is a method of attracting new students to a school. With the right and effective promotion, a school can attract students who meet the school’s expectations and abilities.

International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) implemented several promotional strategies to entice students to join IGOV UMY and educate them on the numerous advantages and benefits that come with joining IGOV UMY. Among the promotional strategies used by IGOV UMY are visits to SMA in Bojonegoro, East Java, empowerment-based promotional activities, and digital promotions via social media.

One of the promotional activities recently carried out by the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) was the Campus Roadshow held by Admisi UMY. On this occasion, IGOV UMY visited SMAN 1 Petanahan and SMAN 1 Bulus Kebumen to introduce the students to the facilities, and programs provided, as well as internationalization. The promotional activity was brought by Foltama Juna Prasetya, one of the promotion teams from IGOV UMY.

At the time, besides introducing IGOV UMY and UMY, the students were very enthusiastic about the initial experience of being a student in Yogyakarta. In addition to adequate facilities at IGOV UMY, Yogyakarta is the main attraction for students to choose a place to study. This was stated by Mas Folta “Besides the students are interested in IGOV UMY and the opportunity to compete globally with the given program, the students are very curious about Yogyakarta and their first experience when studying in Yogyakarta.” (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


Felicidades! IGOV UMY Students Get National Achievements in the Pencak Silat Competition

Yogyakarta (4/11) – Being a student is the best opportunity we have. Imagine there are people out there who can’t go to college due to several factors, for that we shouldn’t waste this best opportunity, right? It’s not just a student’s job to just study by sitting and listening to the lecturer’s explanation, making assignments that are ordered, and even saying “ah as long as just go to college.”
Here as a student, you must maximize the existing potential, and opportunities to develop talent. Why is being a student the best opportunity?

Because being a student will provide more opportunities for you to progress and develop such as relationships and experiences. In order not to waste this opportunity, you can start being active in organizing, being active in class, following lecturers during research, and participating in competitions.
Not just a waste of time, competitions will give you enthusiasm that is very useful for you in your college days until when you start working.

One of the students of the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) took the privilege of being a student to progress and develop. The student is Gumesa Rahma Jati IGOV Batch 2021 who just won 2nd place in the 12th Airlangga Championship Tapak Suci National Open 2022 in the Women’s Class B Competition/50-55 kg category. The championship was held on October 31–November 4, 2022, at Graha PPAL – Jl. Abdul Latif No. 1 Comp. Kenjeran, Surabaya.


Even though he ended up in 2nd place, Gumesa is still grateful and considers that he needs to develop his abilities again and sharpen his skills so that in the next match he will get more satisfying results. “Yes, even though it hurts but I am still grateful and take the positive side that, indeed this is the path that God has given me so that I am not arrogant and arrogant so that I continue to practice to produce better results in the next competition,” said Gumesa. (ARP)


IGOV UMY Was Given the Opportunity to Educated Students from SMAN 3 Blitar about International Exposure

Yogyakarta (3/11) – Effective school promotion, especially during this pandemic, is urgently needed by all schools. It is not uncommon for school administrators to change the way they promote their school. This is very important, considering that school promotion is a way of getting new students for a school. With the right and effective promotion, a school can get students who are following the expectations and abilities of the school.


At this time, the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) made many promotional strategies to attract students to join IGOV UMY and educate them about the advantages and many benefits they get when joining IGOV UMY. Several promotional strategies that have been carried out by IGOV UMY are, visiting SMA in Bojonegoro, East Java, making empowerment-based promotional activities, Conducting digital promotions through social media, etc.

One of the promotional activities that become routine is the Campus Tour which is held by Admisi UMY. In this activity, high school students from all over Indonesia who visit UMY will be invited to tour the campus and be given an introduction to UMY and certain study programs. On the occasion of the Campus Tour this time, IGOV UMY was allowed to fill in the presentation of the introduction of IGOV UMY to students of SMAN 3 Blitar. This activity was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, and took place at the KH. Ibrahim Building, Amphi E7.B. 5th floor hosted by Salsa Della Guitara, one of the IGOV UMY Students Batch 2021

In the Campus Tour activity, apart from promoting IGOV, UMY can provide education about the importance of internationalization for the next generation, in which this generation must face the demographic bonus and compete not only with prospective workers from Indonesia but also workers from abroad. As Salsa said, “Right Mas, apart from promoting IGOV, UMY is a superior study program, we provide important education about Internationalization and International Exposure so that we are better prepared not only regionally but globally”. (ARP)


Visiting Professor, Student Opportunities to Learn from Global Lecturers

Yogyakarta (2/11) – In realizing the vision to become a Governmental Research Excellence In the Asean study program and produce professional Government Science graduates, the Government Science Study Program of the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta(Prodi IP UMY) through the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration UMY (IGOV) UMY) always plays an active role by improving academic quality and services. One of the activities that aim to improve the quality of education in this environment is to invite professors from several foreign universities for various academic activities involving students and lecturers or commonly called the Visiting Professor Program.

Visiting Professor (Guest Lecturer) is one of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta’s (UMY) internationalization programs that aims to present Visiting Lecturers from foreign universities, particularly those that are included in the top 100 QS World University Rankings or have a cooperation agreement with UMY. Two or more Study Programs, either within the same Faculty or across Faculties, can propose the Visiting Professor Program. The Visiting Professor Program results in the publication of research findings with UMY lecturers in reputable/indexed international journals.

To support this, IGOV UMY invited a Visiting Professor from the School of Social Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, namely, Dr. Muhammad Febriansyah, Ph.D. On this occasion, Dr. Febri will teach 2 classes of IGOV UMY on November 1, 2022, and November 2, 2022, presenting the topic How to Find an Interesting Topic Research in the Qualitative Analysis class led by Dr. Suswanta, M.Si and the Electoral System in Malaysia: Its Implementation and Critical Evaluation in the Electoral Governance class led by Dr. Phil. Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA

In addition to supporting the vision of UMY and UMY IP Study Programs, this program supports students from IGOV UMY to expand their range of knowledge
which will equip IGOV UMY students to become qualified graduates and have a global perspective. As expressed by one of the IGOV UMY students, Salsa Della Guitara “I think this program will help us see the world more broadly and absorb knowledge not only in Yogyakarta and Indonesia but globally. This certainly helps us to prepare when we have to compete in the world of work globally” (ARP)


Get to Know More About Muhammadiyah, IGOV Students Goes to Napak Tilas Muhammadiyah

Yogyakarta (1/11) – Kauman Tourism Village is the only Tourism Village based on the Islamic religion and traces the history of Syiar to Islam, especially the establishment of the Islamic organization Muhammadiyah in Yogyakarta and Indonesia in general. The Kauman Religious Tourism Village is regionally located in Ngupasan Village, Gondomanan District and its location are right on the west side of the north square, only a 10-minute walk from the Yogyakarta Sultanate Palace and 15 minutes to Malioboro. The existence of the Kauman Religious Tourism Village has a very strategic position and is supported by cultural heritage buildings which are at the same time the Grand Dalem Sultanate, namely the Gede Kauman Mosque and the existence of historical places related to the journey of the national figure as well as the founder of Muhammadiyah, namely K.H Ahmad Dahlan. Sonobudoyo.



Besides being a religious-based tourist village, Kauman Tourism Village is a witness to the journey of the Yogyakarta Sultanate since the 1700s until now and the national struggle of the people of the Republic of Indonesia. This is useful for students who want to know more about the history of Muhammadiyah and the struggle of the Indonesian people to be free from colonialism directly, which is the same as the purpose of the establishment of the Kauman Tourism Village to maintain silent witnesses in Indonesia’s religious journey.

To maintain history so that it will be remembered and get to know more about kemuhammadiyahan, students of the International Government Affairs and Administration of the Universitas Muhamamdiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY) batch 2022 visited Kauman Tourism Village on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. This activity was held in the Kemuhammadiyahan course that was taught by Fadhillah Tsani, S.E. The students who took part in this program felt happy and enthusiastic about the learning model that was not monotonous and could go directly to getting to know Muhammadiyah through visiting tourist villages containing the history of Muhammadiyah in Yogyakarta.

“I feel that this activity eliminates the boredom of monotonous learning models and I feel that this kind of learning is easier to understand than just studying through books or journals,” said Reyga Pramudita, one of the IGOV Batch 2022 students. (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)


To prepare IGOV UMY students to get scholarships, IGOV UMY will hold an event IGOV Scholarship Hack 101

Yogyakarta (26/10) – In a world that continues to develop, education is very important to improve the quality of Human Resources. Education can make a person broad insight, therefore education will also change the mindset of the person so that they have more perspectives on a problem. This is in line with the program at the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (IGOV UMY). In addition to providing quality education by providing various programs, one of which is a student exchange program to increase flight hours related to internationalization, it opens perspectives and mindsets for IGOV UMY students. Meanwhile, some others decided to continue their master’s degree.

Choosing to continue studying for a master’s does require a lot of money. However, now there are many institutions with scholarship programs that can be utilized. Continuing studies to the master’s level is not just because you get a degree, but because you want to explore certain subjects. Therefore, IGOV UMY wants to help its students to get scholarships by creating a program where IGOV students will be given tips & tricks on how to get scholarships from third parties. This scholarship is intended for those who want to do further studies or who want to do Student Exchange.

Therefore, IGOV UMY held the “IGOV Scholarship Hack 101” program. which aims to accommodate IGOV UMY students to know what to prepare, as well as the steps to get a scholarship. This activity will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022, through Zoom Meetings. Some of the presenters who will come to fill the IGOV Scholarship Hack 101 activity are Angga Misbahuddin, S.IP., one of the 2017 IGOV students who received the Fully Funded KKU Asean & GMS Scholarship, and Nurina Izazi who received the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship. IGOV UMY students who want to take part in this activity, are expected to register through SIGOV UMY. (ARP)


Toward the National Seminar, IGOV Hello Research Prepares Its Members

Yogyakarta (24/10) – Etymologically, the word seminar comes from the Latin “seminarium” which means “land where to plant seeds”. From this literal meaning, seminars are defined as a form of academic teaching, usually organized by universities or organizations. In its full definition, a seminar is a meeting of a group of people to discuss and find solutions to a problem led by an expert as a speaker. This seminar activity is an effort to share knowledge or insights from one or several experts with seminar participants who need such knowledge/insight. In a series of seminars, in addition to resource persons who provide explanations about the topics being discussed, seminar participants can also conduct a question and answer interactions with resource persons who act as experts in their fields. So, after the seminar is over, seminar participants can go home with new knowledge or insights, or even solutions related to the topics discussed.

In line with this, IGOV Hello Research prepares its members to take part in National Seminar activities held by Government Science, Universitas Muhamadiyah Lampung with the theme “Peluang dan Tantangan Mewujudkan Go-Digital Dalam Tata Kelola Pemerintahan”. The meeting was held on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Caffe Ada Sarang, Yogyakarta. In addition, the meeting was held for weekly IGOV Hello Research activities which discussed such as, how to determine topics, how to make literature reviews, and make conclusions. IGOV Hello Research plans to send 7 IGOV students for National Seminar activities, as stated by Satria Imam Prasetyo, S.IP., as a mentor from IGOV Hello Research.

“The plan is that IGOV Hello Research will send 7 IGOV students for National Seminar activities, but this will likely increase along with the cadre, willingness, and ability of IGOV students.” Said Satria. (ARP)