ABOUT ISS-UMiFEST 2021
UM iFest is one of the international programs organized by Office of International Affairs (OIA), Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). It is an expansion of UM’s flagship annual summer program, UM iCamp. Due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, thus the restriction on domestic and international travels, UM iCamp has to be put on hold. Yet, to answer the international demand on learning Bahasa Indonesia and the diversity of Indonesian cultures, OIA has come back stronger to offer an innovative virtual summer program, UM iFest since 2020.
UM iFest is collaborating with the Ministry of Education and Culture Research and Technology in 2021. This year, UM iFest is merging with the Ministry’s program for Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB Scholarship), International Student Summit (ISS). This is the second time UM has been trusted by the Ministry to organize ISS. The naming for this year has thus changed to ISS-UM iFest 2021 to indicate the special occasion. The program which will be delivered in two phases comprises language and cultural orientation program for the new awardees and enrichment program for the existing awardees.
The first phase of ISS-UM iFest 2021 is dedicated to 2021’s KNB Scholarship awardees. Conducted in 23-25 August 2021, the program offers basic course on Bahasa Indonesia, as well as a series of elective courses, including culinary and culture.
The second phase is competition. ISS-UM iFest will open several competition branches for existing and new KNB awardees. Stay tune for more information.
- To offer basic course on basic Bahasa Indonesia;
- To introduce Indonesian diversity;
- To provide information on navigating life in Indonesia.