20 New Zealand Students Visit Unimus

4-300x200Semarang | Unimus (February 2, 2018) 20 students from 7 universities in New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato, University of Otago, University of Cantenbury, Auckland University of Technology and Massey University) visited Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (Unimus) today, accompanied by Prof. Jane Gunn Lewis and Academic Director of Understanding Southeast Asia Study Tour (Associate Professor Malcolm McKinnon). They represented New Zealand to know more about Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Welcomed in the park gazebo within Unimus’ area, they were entertained with some Indonesian traditional arts, i.e Tapak Suci martial art, Gambang Semarang dance, and Bengawan Solo song sung by several students and lecturer of Unimus. They were also served with some Indonesian traditional food. On the occasion, the foreign students performed some traditional Mauri folk dance. “…very glad to be at Unimus, the friendliness, cultural treats, arts, traditional food served by Unimus is very 3-300x200interesting. I am sure that our students have got many experiences,” stated Prof. Jane Gunn Lewis representing the delegation. On the other hand, Muhammad Yusuf, Ph.D., the director of the International Relations Office (IRO), expressed his gratitude towards the visit. “We hope that there will be more students from New Zealand who’ll visit Unimus, and learn Indonesian culture at Unimus. We also expect to be able to establish some routine cultural and academic collaboration with New Zealand, as the implementation of one of Unimus’ visions, to have international insight,” he added.