In this upcoming semester, nine UIB students will depart to participate in several outbound programs. Chintia (1842046), as a participant of the Credit Transfer program, will spend one semester studying at University of Malaya, Malaysia. Jack Learn (1741010) will be in Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, China for two years to complete his 2+2 Program. Eddy (1642014), Masena Angelina (1642090), Steffi Gein (1642062), Vera Jessica (1642055) and Melanie Febrinova (1631010), these five will undergo their 3+2 Program in MingChi University of Technology, Taiwan. Last but not least, Hernando Chandra (1531027) and Virya Dharma L. (1531094) will start their Master Program also at Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan.
On Saturday August 24th 2019, a farewell and departure ceremony was held at the UIB Sport Hall. It was held as a part of Welcoming Freshmen 2019 agenda. Other than freshmen, this event was also attended by Mayor of Batam, H. Muhammad Rudi, S.E., M.M., and his entourage, the Head of Yayasan Marga Tionghoa Indonesia, Suhendro Gautama,S.H.,M.Kn, and his entourage, as well as Dr. Meiliana (UIB Vice President for Academics Affairs), Dr. Teddy Jurnali (Vice President for Finance and Human Resource), Dr. Hepy Hefri Ariyanto (Vice President for Students and Collaboration Affairs), and several UIB lecturers.
In her opening speech, Dr. Meiliana encourages students to take advantage of and participate in some of the international programs UIB offers. The Mayor of Batam, H. Muhammad Rudi, S.E., M.M., and the Head of Yayasan Marga Tionghoa Indonesia, Suhendro Gautama,S.H.,M.Kn, also gave their own speeches, wishing the international participants good luck and the freshmen a successful 4 years in UIB. It ended with a gifting of souvenirs to the nine participants and a photo session. (*IRO)