Darmasiswa RI is the government’s program to give a non-degree scholarship during one year for foreign participants from different countries who interest study Art, Culture and Indonesian Language at the Universities and Institutions in Indonesia. This program has also been become resiprocal to giving scolarship between Indonesia with partner country, and has become a soft diplomacy and people to people contact program, in the field of education and culture.
Since 1974, 7.852 participants has joined this programme from 121 partners countries, and they are study in various Universities and Intitutions spread throughout Indonesia. In the beginning of this program, there are only several students from ASEAN area. Furthermore, with consideration this program is very strategic as a means of cultural diplomacy, the number, and scope of the invited countries should be increased. For 2017/2018, this program has followed by 637 participants from 89 countries and followed education at 55 Universities and Insitutions in Indonesia.
Darmasiswa program has a learning method which not only study inside class but also direct practice. When learning Bahasa Indonesia the participants invited direct interact with society. The participants gathered and to know about Indonesia culture through local society like learning about Batik, cooking typical cuisine, and also shared their knowledge such as teaching about English language, and the local society also teaching them to speak Indonesian language.
Teaching and Learning activities in UNIKA Soegijapranata,
Anton Imre Ackermann from Jerman, when UNS Goes to Village activity in 2017 was attended by 30 the foreign students from 14 countries. This activity took place on 10-12 November 2017 in Desa Borobudur, Magelang.
Darmasiswa participants are learning batik with local society.
Darmasiswa UGM participants are doing visits at the villages.
Besides, in the returning debriefing event for Indonesian Darmasiswa participants, the participants will present the performances and also the artwork that they have studied for 1 year in Indonesia. In this event, the participant has record by showing dance performances with the most foreign student participants which as a symbol of gratitude to the Government of Indonesia for giving them the opportunity to study in Indonesia.
More of 537 participants of the Darmasiswa RI scholarship program will show a Parade using traditional clothing from various regions in Indonesia representing the following cities such as : Aceh, Batam, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Selatan, Palembang, Lampung, Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Malang, Surabaya, Bali, Makassar, Manado, and Samarinda. It is hoped that this program will continue and play a greater role in supporting efforts to improve the development of Indonesian Language and Indonesian Cultural Diplomacy outside Indonesia.
“ Friend is a kissing that angel blow to us.” From Darmasiswa program i can make a friend with other people from different country. I am not only study about culture and Indonesian life style but also study about culture and life style from my classmate from another country. we are study together everyday, and share each other’s knowledge. – Tran Thi Thuy Vi, Vietnam, Ahmad Dahlan University.
Conclusions, if you are interested to live a new advantage with people who will always meet you with a soft smile from the heart, please apply for Darmasiswa program. I strongly promote it. Again, thank you for giving me this unforgettable opportunity and experience. – Adham Nasser Ibrahiem Alawadly, Mesir, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan.
My impression after followed the whole Darmasiswa program in Brawijaya University it is the best thing ever in my life. With this program, i can resolve my fear which i used to future and meet with many talented young peoples from the whole world. – Roman Pavliuk, Ukraina, Brawijaya University.
The Darmasiswa Program helped me to find out more about Indonesia. This propgram is like the window to the ouside world, which gives me a chance to see Indonesia better. And this program also helped Indonesia society to know the people from other country.- Tanya Patel, India, Brawijaya University.
I’m gratefull for the chance I got that I came to Indonesia. I didn’t know anythink about Indonesia before I even have never throught about Indonesia as a place of visit. But thanks to Darmasiswa program I could be more undersandable. Now I also know a lot about Minangkabau coulture Anda tradisional dances and marshial arts. I realy fell in love with Randai and I would like to continue my trip with galembong 🙂 I need to only sew one and take it to Poland to do not forget how to make a sound of my time in Padang panjang. – Karolina Siwacka, Polandia, ISI Padang panjang.
In this city, i meet with Indonesia people from the whole country. My facebook fulled with my friend, WhatsApp fulled with a new contact, and my heart fulled with a joy. Here, i can eat Bakmi Jawa together with my friend from Madura, and then playing a video game in the Bugis hostel. Multiculturalism is the adhesive that this nation has, and this is a social experiment that has worked well. – Moshe Ash, Amerika Serikat, Gadjah Mada University.
Indonesia : “ the places where the dream comes true”- Eunsil Sin, Korea Selatan, Kristen Petra University.
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