BIPAS Program Holds Opening Ceremony and New Student Orientation Day

Bali International Program on Asian Studies (BIPAS) Udayana University (Unud) held an Opening Ceremony and Orientation Day on Monday, 5/09/2022, at the Widya Sabha Mandala Auditorium, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Faculty of Humanities, Udayana University.

The event was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Udayana University and his staff, Chair of the Senate of the Faculty of Humanities, Udayana University, Representatives of the International Affairs Office (KUI) of Udayana University, Asia Exchange Representatives, Coordinator of the BIPAS Program at Udayana University, Head of Asiabroad Representative, Coordinator of Study Programs within the Faculty of Humanities Unud , BIPAS teaching staff, and students participating in the BIPAS program in the autumn semester of 2022.

Udayana University BIPAS Program Coordinator, A.A. Sagung Shanti Sari Dewi, S.S., M.Hum., M.App. Ling. Expressing the joy of being able to meet students directly on campus. “I am very happy because I can meet face to face with students who join the BIPAS Program in the autumn semester of this year. The number of students who took part in the BIPAS program this semester was 119 students. This number has increased dramatically from the previous semester,” he said.

Meanwhile, Asia Abroad Representative, Hannes Borgwardt expressed his gratitude to Udayana University for the good cooperation in the implementation of the BIPAS Program. "Of course I am very grateful to Udayana University for the good cooperation, so that the BIPAS program can run smoothly and hopefully this collaboration will be well established in the future," he said.

The BIPAS Orientation Day event was opened by the Dean of Faculty of Humanities Unud, Dr. Made Sri Satyawati, S.S., M.Hum. The Dean of Faculty of Humanities Unud hopes that students who join the BIPAS program can adapt to new things. “I hope that foreign students can adapt to new things, such as changes in weather, traffic, and the education system on campus. On the other hand, I also hope that our local students can participate in student exchange programs organized by Asia Exchange, especially to support the MBKM program,” he said.