Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) through the Office of International Education and Relationship (OIER) sent nine language assistants who will soon be teaching at various schools in Victoria, Australia. The ceremony was held in University Center Building, 1st floor on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
This program is a collaboration between Indonesia University of Education and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria held regularly every year. The ceremony was led by the Head of OIER, Dr. Vanessa Gaffar, SE, Ak and the Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs of Faculty of Language and Literature Education (FPBS), Dr. Hj. Tri Indri Hardini, M.Pd.
On the occasion, the Vice Dean of FPBS advised the participants to always keep the good name of UPI as an educational university as well as the name of the nation, Indonesia. The participants must preserve a well attitude so that the cooperation can be maintained for the next year. “Communication must be done with parties that are in Bandung. So, when there is any problem arising, it can be resolved soon,” said Dr. Hj. Tri Indri Hardini, M.Pd.
Alumni of this program had been invited to share the experiences gained previously, one of which is Pia Zakiyah, she said that it was important to prepare both physical and mental conditions because of the cultural differences and the weather that will be faced later. The program should be carried out as good as possible and the participants need to be active in various activities organized by both school and the department.
There is an increasing number of participants of this program compared to the previous year, from 3 to 9 people. Participants had been selected through a rigorous selection so that the quality of teaching could be guaranteed. Moreover, the participants of this program are the Alumni of UPI, namely Ari Nursenja Rivanti, S.Pd., Ervina Juliana, S.Pd., and Imam Faisal Ruslan, S.Pd. graduated from Indonesian Language and Literature Study Program as well as Adisti Dwiyani, S.Pd., Ery Adam Primaskara, S.Pd., Hanifa Arlinda, S.Pd., Muhammad Iqbal Brahma Sudana, S.Pd., Neneng Sri Wahyuni, S.Pd., and Vegayanto Abdurrahman Alfikri Ansas, S.Pd. graduated from English Education Study Program. The participants departed from Indonesia on Saturday, January 31, 2016 and arrived the next day in Melbourne, Asutralia. (Aan/Deny)
Translated by Monica