Rectorate, UIN NEWS Online– Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Dede Rosyada is about to sent off four students from the Faculty of Dirasat Islamiyah (FDI) UIN Jakarta sent to participate in sandwich program to the University of Zaitunah (Université Zitouna), Tunisia, (Wednesday, 9/6/2017). The four students were Mohammad Faqihus Syar’i (Semester IV), Achmad Faisol (Semester VI), Afni Miftah Khoirunnisa (Semester IV), and Indra Choirul Umam (Semester VI). According to the agenda, they will leave in September 10th.

Dean of FDI UIN Jakarta Dr. Hamka Hasan, Lc., MA revealed that sending four FDI students to university located in Tunis city—the city of Tunisia– was part of the universities’ bridging, so students can enjoy the different academic climate of the world university. That way, students become more motivated in studying.

On the same occasion, Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada hoped that these students can optimally follow the learning process in Tunisia. According to Dede, studying in own country is very much different from studying abroad.

“For that reason, keep up the good name of UIN Jakarta,” he said.

These students thanked UIN Jakarta for the opportunity they got. “Thank you for the opportunity given by the faculty and university of becoming sandwich program participant to Middle East university,” they said.

Faishol, one of the participant, revealed that his participation in the program helped to realize his dream of studying in Middle East. Because before he failed repeatedly at taking the entrance exam in the Middle East.

“This program helped me to realize my childhood dream to study in Middle East,” he said.

Afni, one of students who passed the selection claimed that her success as a participant of sandwich program was beyond her estimation. “This is a gift from Allah SWT. Therefore, I asked to all to pray for me so I can arrange it well and smoothly, “she hoped.

Separately, the head of the Center for International Cooperation (CIC) UIN Jakarta, Rachmat Baihaky MA said that by sending thestudents to study abroad is UIN Jakarta action to give them an international experience, the selected participants are expected to motivate themselves about study activity.

“Hopefully, this program can motivate them a to pursue their higher education in overseas,” said Rachmat. (usa)

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