The English Department extends its international networking by sending four students of the International Undergraduate Program (IUP): Adolf RichardoBagusSetiadi, AnisaAmalia Firdausi, Citra KinantiKayang and ShabrinaCintysaPutri and two lecturers, SharifahHanidar and NurSaktinigrum to Flinders University. The aim of running this program is to improve the students’ academic skills, interpersonal communication skills, and cross cultural understanding.
The short visit was initiated by the English Department represented by NurSaktiningrum and Ian Sebastian from Flinders University.
During their visit to Flinders University, the students:
1. Attend Lectures & Tutorials :
a. Asia Policy Studies taught by Dr. PriyambudiSulistyanto, the Director of Flinders Asia Centre.
b. Film Tourism taught by Dr. Sean Kim from the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Department of Tourism
2. Take part in Australian Culture Workshop with Mr. Mathew Taverner, the Director for Partnerships and Student Services as the key resource person.
3. Present their Undergraduate Thesis Proposal inMsFirdaFirdaus’Langauge Studies class, the Department of Language Studies.
4. Conduct Library Research
5. Participate in the gamelan ensemble together with a group of Flinders University gamelan players in the University’s pendopoled by Dr. Rosslyn von der Borch from the School of Humanities and Creative Arts.
To maintain the sustainability of the program, NurSaktiningrum and SharifahHanidar had meetings with:
1. Steve Evans, PhD., Head of Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies
2. Robert Phiddian, Deputy Dean School of Humanities and Creative Arts
3. Allisa Zhao, International Program Manager, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law
4. Mathew Taverner, Director of Partnerships and Student Services
5. William Peterson, Lecturer on American theater
6. Ian Sebastian, Country Manager, International Center
Besides academic activities, the students also enjoyed themselves by going on excursions to Cleland Wildlife Park, a place to see native Australia animals like kangaroo, koalas, wombats, wallabies etc, Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Glenelg Beach, a pretty seaside resort, Adelaide central market, Adelaide river, Victoria Square, a public square in the centre of the city, and Rundle Mall,the main shopping street, the eastern and longer part of which is pedestrianised. It runs parallel to North Terrace where museums, universities, etc are located.