The entire community of Pangasinan State University (PSU), led by Dr. Sally A. Jarin, Director for Local and International Linkages wholeheartedly welcomed the Indonesian Exchange Students who will be staying in the five different PSU campuses [Urdaneta City, Lingayen, Sta Maria, San Carlos City, Lingayen, and Binmaley Campus] for a 28-activity-filled days last January 31 at the PSU Convention Hall, Lingayen Campus.
During the Welcome Program and Orientation for the 3rd batch of the exchange students on 2019, Dr. Manolito C. Manuel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in his speech that it is through the exchange students that PSU is able to put in place its vision to become an ASEAN Premier State University and so he considers them PSU’s blessings.
On the other hand, at the end of the Welcome program, Dr. Renato E. Salcedo, SHS principal, oriented them about the similarities and differences of the two ASEAN countries (Philippines and Indonesia) to prevent misunderstandings and to foster unity amidst diversity.
Accordingly, the twenty four Indonesian exchange students were grouped as to where they will be having their internship in the five mentioned PSU campuses with the guidance of the assigned internship coordinators: Ms. Marmie R. Poquiz for San Carlos City; Mr. Aurelie A. Peralta for Urdaneta City; Dr. Glynda F. Pariñas for Sta. Maria; Dr. Rosie S. Abalos for Binmaley; and Dr. Regina F. Santos for Lingayen Campus.
Meanwhile, the students were deployed in PSU partner agencies: Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic and Resources in Dagupan, Purina Cargill, Department of Public Works and Highways and Pangasinan Electric Cooperative in Urdaneta, Sunflower Garden in Sta. Maria, Food Innovation Center in Bayambang, Tourism Office and Management Information Services Office in Lingayen, and Landbank of the Philippines in San Carlos.
Fulfilled for the success of the program for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET, Dr. Jarin, welcomed back all the Indonesian students in the PSU Convention Hall for the closing program on February 22.
A representative from State Polytechnic of Padang, Edriwan, and a Business Administration graduating student agreed to share his thoughts through a short interview during the closing program.
“I was really trained to communicate well to customers especially to the Senior Citizens using of course the English language”, Edriwan gratefully narrated. Likewise, Edriwan said he is open to coming back in the Philippines after his graduation because he was greatly convinced on the superiority of the Filipino culture in the entire ASEAN community.
Afterwards, awarding of certificates to SEA-TVET Students and awarding of PSU Symbol were conducted by PSU President, Vice Presidents, Campus Executive Directors and Partner Agencies.
The program was concluded with a closing remarks delivered by Dr. Jarin containing the resounding congratulatory message to all of the Indonesian SEA-TVET International students.
This semester, Indonesian Universities have placed 24 exchange students. Below is the table containing the list of students for the 3rd batch of SEA-TVET project:
University of Muhammadyah Purwokerto-Mr. Fakhri Brillians Arpa Putra; Mr. Fajar Muhammad Fauz; Ms. Chichi Dwi Rismawati; Ms. Desi Amelia Ahmad Yani Hermansyah; Ms. Muflihatun Hanifah Abdul Rauf; Toraja Christian University of Indonesia- Ms. Ningoy; Mr. Reksian Bunga Sarrang; Mr. Yermia Sampe Toding; Mr. Arfin Mani Poting; Mr. Eko Patrio; Sebelas Maret University- Ms. Anisa Larasati; Mr. Nur Arif Suko Juliyanto; Bogor Agriculture University- Ms. Weni Pratiwi; Ms. Dwi Mifta Khairumnita; State Polytechnic Banduung- Ms. Sarah Siti Jubaedah; Ms. Miftah Ulfania Fajrin; Mr. Edriwan; State Polytechnic of Padang- Mr. Rafly Refizar Aziz; Mr. Mitaahul Arzaaq Arfi Effendy; Ms. Zilvia Ikhwani; State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya- Ms. Nur Aina; Ms. Leila Utarina; Ganesha University of Education- Mr. Bramudya Ananayta Dutu; Mr. Krisna Bayu Komang.