USK Held A Training Camp to Prepare Students to Apply for IISMA 2024

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Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) organized USK IISMA Training Camp for students to prepare for the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) 2024 exchange program. The event was held on January 20-21, 2024, at The Padee Hotel.

Fifty selected students from each faculty participated in this program. For the speakers, this camp invited the Head of IISMA Program, Dr. Eng. Ir. R. Rachmat A. Sriwijaya, S.T., M.T., D.Eng., IPM., ASEAN Eng, and the Education Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in the United Kingdom, Prof. Dr. Khairul Munadi, S.T., M.T.

In the opening session, USK Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marwan expressed his support for the event, acknowledging the challenging requirements for the IISMA program. Despite the difficulties, the Rector believes that USK students have the potential to successfully navigate the selection process. He emphasized that the Training Camp is a form of support from USK to increase the number of USK qualified students for the IISMA program this year.

Furthermore, the Rector highlighted that preparation for the IISMA selection is not only focus on English language proficiency, but also on other competencies. He reminded the students that, as future ambassadors of Indonesia at global level, they should possess additional qualities, including achievements and other competencies. The Rector expressed hope that through this event, more USK students would contribute internationally.

During the event, Dr. Eng. Ir. R. Rachmat A. Sriwijaya explained that IISMA is a scholarship program under the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Education Management Agency (LPDP). The program aims to support Indonesian students in undertaking a one-semester mobility program at famous international universities and trusted industries abroad.

IISMA offers two schemes – bachelor’s and vocational – with the goal of broadening the academic and cultural horizons of students. Each student has the opportunity to participate in the program for one semester, engaging in learning activities, getting acquainted with foreign cultures, and refining their skills.

He underlined that IISMA is the government’s effort to prepare a globally competent Indonesian generation. He encouraged students to make the most of this opportunity to enhance their competencies and competitiveness.

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