UMY students selected to participate in global leadership camps.

(left to right) Febryan Yovi Saputra (Pendidikan Dokter 2012), Yuliani Iriana Sitompul (IPOLS 2013), and Herwin Kurniawati (IPOLS 2013). Not pictured: Mohammad Fajar Winata (IPIREL 2010) and Satria Rizaldi Alchatib (IPIREL 2012)

After passing several rounds of selection, Yuliani Iriana Sitompul (IPOLS 2013), Mohammad Fajar Winata (IPIREL 2010), and Febryan Yovi Saputra (Pendidikan Dokter 2012) secured the opportunity to participate in Daegu Health College’s 2014 Global Student Leadership program in Daegu, South Korea. They have been chosen to partake in the challenging extra-curricula program on August 10-20, 2014. Throughout the program, they will have the chance to explore the Korean culture. They will also be cultural ambassadors – they hope to showcase the Indonesian culture through a traditional dance that they will perform in South Korea.

Yuliani is an aspiring notary. “I am also thinking about being a lecturer,” she added. She is excited to experience the international atmosphere of this program. Besides studying law, she also actively participates in moot court competitions and will be competing in Universitas Indonesia on June 12, 2014.

Yovi is a rising medical student. As a high school student, Yovi has also participated in Jenesys, an exchange program administered by the Japanese government. He now leads the Muhammadiyah Medical Student Association in Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. He is currently busy leading the preparation for the 10th International Tropical Medicine Summer School, an international summer school program for students interested in studying about tropical medicine. As a medical student, he looks forward to learning about Daegu Health College, particularly its medical studies.

When their peers are on their way to South Korea, Herwin Kurniawati (IPOLS 2013) and Satria Rizaldi Alchatib (IPIREL 2012) are invited to participate in the AUAP-SIAS Student Mobility Programme 2014, a global leadership camp in Xinzheng, Henan, People’s Republic of China. They will spend approximately three weeks plunging into various discussions concerning global topics such as politics, business, and world’s economy.

Herwin studies law in UMY’s International Program of Law and Shari’a. She is particularly interested in China’s economy. “China is a huge country with huge economy, similar to Indonesia – in this program, I hope to learn about how the economy works there,” she remarked. She also hopes to learn more about the law system in China.

The International Relations Office of UMY wishes them the best of luck for their future endeavors.