Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Day two of Cultural Exposure, the SURABALI Experience

On Tuesday (17/7) the 57 participants of SURABALI encounter another day of social and cultural learning in Surabaya. Participant’s day was very much packed with activities bound to make them learn and experience more of the Indonesian culture in general and Javanese culture in particular. In the morning, participants started their day with a lecture by Sony Kusumasondjaja, Ph.D. regarding the importance of socio entrepreneurship for communities in Indonesia. The lecture was met by a very enthusiastic participants who present interesting questions and arguments for the lecturer.

The day was followed with another cultural experience. The participants were entertained with a traditional dance performance from the Faculty of Dentistry’s Saman Dance Club. They introduced to the participants the traditional dance of Saman, native from the Province of Aceh which is quite popular to welcome guests. The performance awed the participants who were amazed by the intricate dance moves made using their hands and body. It isn’t just watching though as the participants also partake dancing lessons and performed the dance by themselves!

The day was closed with another cultural experience, which is the cultural performance of Reog Ponorogo, a traditional musical and dance performance from Ponorogo in East Java. Participants’ aslo visited the Monumen Kapal Selam (Submarine Monument) in Surbaya. In all, the day was filled with cultural experience to better help and understand Indonesian culture. (ec)






SURABALI Participants Visit Local Kampung

On Monday (17/7) the participants of SURABALI visited Kampung Genteng Candirejo, in Surabaya. The visit is a part of the SURABALI experience of learning firsthand from local communities in Surabaya and tackling issues that deeply affected them. In this case, the 57 participants of SURABALI learns environmental issues from the local communities and how they can overcome them.

Participants were there, learning about the necessity of water filtration in order to maintain the water supply of the Kampung. The participants build simple water filtration devices, from stone, dirt and leaves to provide clean water for everyday activities such as washing dishes, washing clothes, washing vehicles and so on. As Kampung Genteng Candirejo is a cramped area, the locals there decided to create vertical farming to provide lush green ecosystem to better the air quality in the area. They also learn firsthand on the issue of waste management and recycle from the local communities, especially on the usage of manure for agriculture, which the participants also made.

The session was then ended with participants learning and making Jamu, an Indonesian traditional herbal drink from the locals. Participants are also entertained by learning and playing traditional Indonesian games, such as Bakiak and Egrang. Through these activities, its hope that the participants could enrich their knowledge on sociopreneurship, which is the core of the current SURABALI Program. (ec)

A Visit from the Students of Management and Science University, Malaysia, to Universitas Airlangga


On Sunday (29/6), Management and Science University from Malaysia visited Universitas Airlangga. Thirty delegations in total were coming; all of them were students plus one official from MSU itself.

The visit itself lasted for about two days, with the first day they were taken on a city tour and throughout the second day they were all joining an all-day-long workshop about leadership skills. They arrived at Sunday (29/6), welcomed by a city tour to several places in Surabaya, with House of Sampoerna as the main destination. The whole event that afternoon was followed by a welcoming dinner with Airlangga Global Engagement at Clubhouse Regency 21, where students of MSU got to share their impressions about the visit to House of Sampoerna, play ice-breaking games and met the other international students from two other programs held by Airlangga Global Engagement. A turn of event happened when several students were ‘punished’ due to their losing the games, where they were asked to sing their national anthem on stage. Upon the singing of Malaysian national anthem on stage by one of their students, Yasmeen, the other students from MSU rose from their seats and joined her to sing together.

Throughout the second day, again they had to attend a welcoming ceremony from Airlangga Global Engagement which was not only attended by the participants of international programs held by Airlangga Global Engagement, but also from officials of high ranks in Universitas Airlangga and some guests as well. Once the clock swiftly turned to ten, the students of MSU were led to Aula Kahuripan 301 to begin their workshop regarding leadership skills. The workshop itself, known as Leadership and International Networking Workshop was divided into three sessions. The first session began with Margaretha, S.Psi., G.Dip.Psych., M.Sc., a lecturer from Faculty of Psychology of Universitas Airlangga, who explained every little detail on what leadership actually was. During the first session, students of MSU, alongside several students from Universitas Airlangga discussed about people who inspired them to be a leader and from each person that inspired them, they were asked to find one trait from each person which makes them a true leader to them. The second session was an extended arm for the second session, featuring Dimas Aryo Wicaksono S.Psi., M. Sc., another lecturer from Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga with specialty in leadership. It involved leadership training activities, where students were asked to draw each of their dreams, each of their vision about their future self as a leader, before sending two representatives from each group to deliver a presentation about the drawings.

The third session, which was also the final session, was a sharing session between student councils. Both Universitas Airlangga and MSU sent forth their representatives to present the profile of the student councils and explain the divisions in student council, alongside some of the program. In this session, they formed five separate groups with two members of student council of Universitas Airlangga in each group. For twenty minutes they discussed about each of their programs, the mechanism of election and hierarchy in the organisation itself.

Lastly, the MSU students had a photo session with Mr. Irfan Wahyudi as the Head of International Programs Division, as well as committee and members of the student council of Universitas Airlangga. The end of the workshop also marked the end of their visit to Universitas Airlangga.

Indonesian-Heritage (In-Herit) Program at Universitas Airlangga

INHERIT program officially began last Monday (07/02), with the first day consisted of attending a welcoming ceremony and a short orientation in the morning. Once the orientation was successfully delivered, all participants were being introduced to Battra (Pengobatan Tradisional) and Javanese massage, before they were given a chance to practise what they have learned about Javanese massage by pairing with their friends and performed it on each other.

After they spent a whole day learning about Javanese massage, the next day they got to learn about a different sort of message, namely Balinese massage. Again, the participants got to have fun practising as a Balinese massager. Apart from the massage, another Indonesian heritage which was introduced to the participants was Indonesian traditional medicine known as Jamu. The workshop itself took place in Jamu Iboe, a famous jamu café in Surabaya located in Gubeng area.

The third day fell precisely on 4th of July 2018, where participants visited the Mangrove Ecopark Surabaya. They learned about Mangroves such as tried Mangrove's fruit extract and took a stroll through mangrove area with some of the locals. Moreover, they got the chance to enjoy another view of mangrove area by taking a boat ride across the river and the beach surrounding the Ecopark area.

After the participants learned about Indonesian traditional medicine (Jamu), they had the opportunity to do some practice work and make ‘Jamu’ by their own on the fourth day. On the same day, the participants also had a course and discussion about TOGA (Indonesian Herbal Medicine) and learned about Indonesian Traditional Musical Instruments known as Gamelan.

In the next day, the participants were having a more intense course and practical work about Indonesian Herbal Nutrition. After that the participants visited Madura and learned about Madurese Batik. At the end of the day, the participants were having a briefing for their farewell-trip to Mount Bromo.

The sixth day was the last day for the participants in Universitas Airlangga before they were going to continue the In-Herit Program at Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo. The participants were having a full-day fun activities at Mount Bromo as their farewell-trip. Their activities began with enjoying Bromo’s sunrise at Petigen together. After that, they went to ‘Teletubbies Hill’, Bromo’s Crater, also Madakaripura. 


Universitas Airlangga Welcomed To The Delegates From 3 Different Program

On Monday, 2nd July 2018, Universitas Airlangga welcomed to the delegations from the 3 different programs ; Indonesian-Heritage (In-Herit), Community Empowerment Program at Universitas Airlangga (CERIA), and the students delegation from Management Science University, Malaysia.

Indonesian-Heritage (In-Herit), is 2 weeks collaboration program between two esteemed universities in Indonesia: Universitas Airlangga and Universitas Sebelas Maret, so this program will be held in Surabaya and Surakarta. This program aims to give a chance for international students to learn about Indonesian’s treasured assets and an understanding about general knowledge of Indonesian culture.

Community empowerment program at Universitas Airlangga (CERIA), is three weeks summer program in Universitas Airlangga that have focused in community service program for undergraduate students. This program is designed to empower the society by inserting new knowledge into disadvantaged society.

At the same day, Universitas Airlangga also have a visitors come from Management Science University (MSU), Malaysia. During their visit to Universitas Airlangga, the delegates from MSU will be join at the Leadership and International Networking Workshop provide by Universitas Airlangga, in this program they will be learning about Leadership and International Networking, and there are also sharing sessions and traning activities during their time in Universitas Airlangga.

The welcoming ceremony was led by Head of International Program Division at Airlangga Global Engagement, Mr, Irfan Wahyudi S.Sos., M.Comms., Ph.D. The delegates was welcomed by Dian Ekowati, Ph.D as the Deputy Executive of Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) and Vice Rector 1, Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD., K-GH., FINASIM as the Representative of Universitas Airlangga, also welcomed the delegates from the three different programs.

During their time in Universitas Airlangga, The delegates will not only do academic activities but also various activities, such are ; Campus and City Tour, Sharing session with Universitas Airlangga Students, workshop, and many more

I think this program is really great! I joined kind of by happens then, I’m an intren at UNS in Solo and this program is a collaboration between those two universities (Unair and UNS) to study about culture in Indonesia, to study about Jamu and Batik!”- Boby, one of the delegates of the In-Herit Program


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