The ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) programme, formally known as M-I-T, aims to create a vibrant student mobility programme for citizens of all SEAMEO member countries. It has a long history, emerging from the Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand (M-I-T) Student Mobility Pilot Project which was launched in 2010 as collaboration between the governments of the three countries and SEAMEO RIHED. Following the success of the pilot project, it is now being turned into a multilateral student Exchange Programme. Additional Southeast Asian nations are now invited to join the efforts of the three existing countries, and collectively develop a regional Southeast Asian student mobility programme.
The study fields of AIMS cover Hospitality and Tourism, Agriculture, Language and Culture, International Business, Food Science and Technology, Engineering and Economics. This year, the members of AIMS are Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam and Japan.
Universitas Ahmad Dahlan has participated in this program since 2010 by sending 3 students from English Letters Department to Thammasat University, Thailand, and 4 students in 2011. Then since 2012, every year UAD actively participates in this program by sending its students to Thammasat University and Universiti of Malaya (UM). In 2012 UAD sent 2 students from English Letters Department to Thammasat University and 2 students from Arabic Language and Literature to UM. In 2013 UAD sent 2 students from English Letters Department to Thammasat University and 3 students from Arabic Language and Literature to UM. This year, 2014, there are also 2 students English Letters Department to Thammasat University and 4 students from Arabic Language and Literature to UM.
Besides sending students to study at UM and Thammasat University, UAD also accepts students from UM and Thammasat. In 2012, Thammasat University sent two students to study at Indonesian Literature Study Program UAD and UM sent 10 students to study at Arabic Language and Literature. In 2013, UM sent 9 students and in 2014 6 students.
Courses Offered for AIMS Program
These courses below is delivered in Bahasa Indonesia
- Indonesian/National Culture or Budaya Indonesia/Nasional (4 credits)
This course is intended to explain the concept and meaning of culture. This course also talks about the development of the various culture of Indonesia as well as its practice in the society.
- History of Islamic Culture in Indonesia or Sejarah Kebudayaan Islam di Indonesia (3 credits)
This course is aimed to give students understanding on the history of Islam in Indonesia, from Mataram period into the recent period.
- Various Culture in Indonesia or Ragam Budaya Nusantara (3 credits)
This course is intended to give students the understanding of various types and forms of Indonesian culture as well as their unique characteristics of the people.
These courses below is delivered in English
- Cross Cultural Understanding (3 credits)
Deskripsi : This course is designed to provide the students with Indonesian and other countries cross cultural understanding from the habitual, stereotype, tradition, ideology, etc.
- Book Report (3 credits)
Deskripsi : This course is designed to provide students with intrinsic and extrinsic elements of literary works and to facilitate students to develop their reading habit and their sense of appreciation for original British / American/ Asian Literature.
- Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
Deskripsi : This course aims at giving explanation about the relationship between language and society and language behavior in different contexts & communities, and the application in daily life.
- Pragmatics (3 credits)
Deskripsi : This course is designed to provide the students with a good understanding about pragmatic concepts and applications in daily conversation.
- Gender Studies (3 credits)
Deskripsi : Providing the students with knowledge and understanding of gender relating to various aspects in daily life, the skill of understanding gender sensitively and critically, analyzing texts and media, and the relationship between gender and Islamic perspective.
- Comparative Literature (3 credits)
Deskripsi : this course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of comparative literature, and can apply it into daily life.
- Sociology of Literature (3 credits)
Deskripsi : This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of literary theories of sociology of literature.