On 13 July 2023, the International Undergraduate Program in Psychology at UGM had the pleasure of visiting a prestigious Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Jambul in Penang, Malaysia. The purpose of our visit was to promote our program and share our vast knowledge and passion for teaching and research in Psychology.
Around 350 students eagerly visited and collected information at our booth. Upon engaging with the students, we were delighted to learn that their initial understanding of Psychology encompassed various keywords such as “motivation,” “stress,” “counseling,” and “mental health.” However, we took the opportunity to inform them that the discipline of Psychology taught at Gadjah Mada University covers a much broader spectrum of topics, including the fascinating fields of neuropsychology and forensic psychology.
The students were thrilled to learn about these intriguing areas of study and the possible professions they can achieve through learning psychology. We also told the principal and teachers that we had a student from the school that showed academic prowess and social skills. We hope that we continue to foster a relationship with this esteemed institution and that we may have the opportunity to welcome students from this school and beyond to our program. Our visit was a truly rewarding experience, and we are grateful for the warm welcome we received.