Surabaya – East Java Exploration batch 2 was held on September 18th to October 19th, 2020. This short program, established by the East Java University Consortium (EJUX) since 2019, is designed as a general course with a multidisciplinary approach for exploring East Java in various aspects. The program offers multi cultural understanding which lead to harmony in the global world. With the diversity and tolerance that Indonesia has, the students could implement their knowledge with different perspective during the program.This Mobility Program was organized by 10 prominent public universities in East Java province(UNESA, UNAIR, ITS, UPNVJT, UB, UM, UINMMI, UNEJ, UTM)
Through an online series of lectures, discussions, case studies, observations, and direct interaction with people from different backgrounds, countries, and universities, all participants may gain a better understanding of East Java and its potential and challenges.
During the 17-days-program, all the participants learn a lot about various issues, which are each university partner’s strength, and deepen their understanding of East Java-related knowledge. Besides learning about the issues in East Java, the participants also explored East Java’s beauty virtually.
Saturday (03/10) was the last program of East Java Exploration batch 2, 2020. Unesa, as the host of today’s event, led discussions on Indonesian Language Diversity presented by two expert speakers: Asrori, S. S, M.Pd, Head of Office of International Affairs (OIA) Unesa, and Prima Vidya Asteria, S.Pd, M.Pd, Lecture at the State University Of Surabaya.
In the opening session, the Rector of Unesa, represented by the Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. H. Bambang Yulianto, M.Pd., remarked that East Java Exploration is an excellent short program. He hopes that this program can facilitate the millennial generation to explore East Java as well as to provide a platform for a network between youth from both provinces. Finally, he wishes that all participants learn a lot about todays’ material, the Indonesian Language Diversity.
The first speaker, Asrori, explained that Indonesia’s population is 268,5 million, with about 1340 ethnicities in Indonesia. Despite these differences, Indonesia is a united nation and recognizes only one national language, Bahasa Indonesia. He further explained that Indonesia is rich in terms of language and culture. Asrori also invites international students interested in learning Bahasa Indonesia to join Indonesian language programs offered by Unesa, BIPA (Indonesian Language for Speakers of Other Languages ).
Prima Vidya Asteria as the second speaker, argued that Bahasa Indonesia is ‘fun.’ She taught the basics of the Indonesian language and the uniqueness of the Indonesian Language.
The short online program moderated by Dimas Avian Maulana, S.Si, M.Si ended at 15.30 WIB. (Wulida)