Saturday, located at Ruang Auditorium Kampus 1 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, UAD under International Office Affairs held a closing ceremony for international students.
Taking “Jaka Tarub Goes Global” as the theme of this event aims to globally introduce Indonesian culture through musical drama.
The Legend of Jaka Tarub is a folklore from East Java, it tells about a handsome young man who is looking for a wife. Many girls fall in love with him, but he thinks they are not beautiful enough for him. Then he finally married a beautiful fairy. The roles of this musical drama were Darmasiswa students (4 Egyptians, 2 Thai students, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Chineses and 2 Tunisians). Not only Darmasiswa students played in a drama, but the joint degree (China and Malaysia) and regular students (Thailand, Yemen, Timor Leste) also performed their countries traditional drama and music.
This event was officially opened by Prof. Sarbiran, Ph.D. (Vice Rector IV of UAD). After that, Ida Puspita, M.A.Res. (Director of International Office Affairs) delivered speech on “International Cooperation of UAD”. Furthermore, it was attended by faculty members of UAD, local students of UAD and international students from most of the universities in Yogyakarta.
50 international students graduated from UAD, they are 14 students under Darmasiswa Program, Joint Degree 1 year program from Guangxi University for Nationalities 8 students, Joint Degree 2 years program from Guangxi University for Nationalities 18 students, 5 students of ASEAN International Mobility Students (AIMS) and 5 regular students from Thailand.
Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum. (Rector of UAD) and Dr. Abdul Fadlil, M.T. (Vice Rector III) gave medals to the representative of the international students.