UDINUS’ PUBLIC HEALTH REALIZES THE STUDENT MOBILITY IN BURAPHA UNIVERSITY OF THAILAND
As the one of realization of cooperation with various universities around the world, Faculty of Health of Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) has sent four students to join in the student mobility program at Burapha University of Thailand. They are Saarah Tiwi Anjani, Maisyarah, Dewi Sulistyoningrum and Irine Chrisvina Nugrahani from Bachelor Program (s1) of Public Health. For about 1 month ago, these four students had the opportunity to do various activities on campus located in Chon Buri Province. "Student mobility is an annual activity that has been going for 4 years in a row. Udinus and Burapha University send their students to exchange experiences, especially in the academic and cultural process of both countries, "explained Drs. Guruh Fajar Shidik, M.Cs as the Dean of the Faculty of Health.
The Udinus’ students must do activities during Ramadan, although in Thailand the majority of the population is not Muslim. But this is actually a challenge for them. During one month they conducted a variety of field activities, including report writing, presentations on health promotion, Urban Health in Pattaya, Ministry of Health, Eastern Thai Consulting, National Institute of Child Care and K3 Execution at Saint Gobain Factory. "Here we look at how health programs are planned and well evaluated. So that it can be an insight to entry in the professional workplace later, "said Irine Chrisvina, one of the student mobility participants who plan to continue Master Program (S2) overseas after graduate.
With this program, the students practiced their foreign language skills. It is not only use in socializing with teachers, foreign students and health professionals, but also in studying different cultures.
The Chairman of Public Health Study Program, Dr. MG Catur Yuantari expects the student mobility program can be improved and be able to do the twinning program. "Introducing the students with the international world is very important, because they have to compete in the global market later," said Yuantari. (* PR)