Event Recap: Cross Cultural Understanding

In the new academic year of 2022/2023 during the odd semester, IUP Psychology has successfully opened their gates to welcome exchange students from outside of the country. The students are mostly from countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Australia. The exchange students are capable of joining several courses that are offered alongside with the other IUP students in accordance with their interests. To welcome the exchange students, our faculty were preparing a welcome event for them in order to shape their knowledge regarding the culture in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta and the rules and regulations in the Faculty of Psychology, Gadjah Mada University. The first event was held on 10th & 12th August 2022 through Zoom meeting with the main topic of discussing the Introduction to IUP and Explanation of the Academic Regulation. On the second day, 12th of August, the topic of Cultural Values in Indonesia was discussed with Ms. Metta and Ms. Nuning. There are several cultural values that were presented, including important phrases that can be used on daily basis, sexual violence, and local traditions. The event ended with the hope that the exchange students will be able to adapt with the new environment and enjoy their stay in Yogyakarta, especially in conducting their study in IUP Psychology, Gadjah Mada University. read more