On Thursday (15/2), The Office of International Affairs held a farewell party for three students from Philippines and Thailand. They have attended South East Asian Teacher Project from SEAMEO for one month in Yogyakarta with UII.
Abigail, EJ, and Nik shared their experiences while teaching science and English at SMAN 1 Cangkringan. They learned a lot about how to understand students from a different cultural background. The biggest challenge for them is communicating with students using different language because none of them can speak Indonesian fluently. However, they can handle that by observing students’ mood in a classroom. They are excited to participate in the SEA-Teacher program. Seen from their enthusiastic faces while telling all the experience. “It is a valuable experience to teach in Indonesia” said Abigail, one of the participants.
The coordinator of SEA-TEACHER Project in UII, Mr. Herman Felani, MA explained that this is the fourth time for UII to join the program. UII has sent more than 50 students to teach in Thailand and Philippines and has received around 30 students from Thailand and Philippines. Before the closing ceremony, OIA awarded some gifts represented by OIA Director Ir. Wiryono Raharjo M.Arch, Ph.D. After that a photo session in front of OIA UII.