Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) together with other universities under Muhammadiyah organization attended a meeting with PT. Chikyujin Indonesia Institute on Friday 9 March 2018 in Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ).
The meeting was about the introduction of PT. Chikyujin Indonesia Institute, the discussion of the program feedback, and the program offer for next year. Represented by Dr. Gayuh Prasetyo from Faculty of Agriculture and Novan Andrianto, SPd from International Affairs Office (IAO), UMP also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the company dealing with the internship program in Japan.
The first internship program organized by the Chikyujin Foreign Student Service Foundation involved 38 students from Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (UMSU), Universitas Padjajaran (UNPAD), and Universitas Simalungun Indonesia (USI). The internship was done at Yukiguni Maitake co ltd, Niiagata in August 2017 – February 2018.
The internship program gives the participants opportunity to learn, observe, and do the cultivation of Mushroom in Japan. Furthermore, the participants will learn how to adapt to new environment and culture, new people, and new habit. “At first, it was very difficult to do adaptation in Japan due to different weather, culture and also religion. However, we learnt much from our experience living in that country. We became more discipline, more focused, and able to speak little Japanese despite the things that are needed to be improved” said Imam, a student from UMSU having already finished his 6.5 month internship program in Japan.
UMP through its IAO is currently preparing its students to be sent for internship program in Japan in collaboration with the Chikyujin Foreign Student Service Foundation in 2018 which require the participants to at least be able to speak in Japanese for everyday life. (Nov-KUI)