Supporting the Indonesian Government to promote friendship and humanity through cultural exchange, President University participated in the Darmasiswa Scholarship Program, a scholarship program offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art and culture. Home to four awardees students of the program, the International Students Affairs of President University prepared various interactive activities for them to learn Indonesian language, culture, arts, music, and crafts. This effort was positively responded by Karawang Regency Government with inviting President University and the four international students to present in Cultural Arts Performance to Commemorate the 386th Anniversary of Karawang (14/9).
The Cultural Arts Performance that was held at Alun-Alun Karawang presented various arts of West Java, including vehicle parade with unique decorations, a parade of cultural costumes from various regions, also traditional dance from several provinces, districts/cities, regional apparatus organizations, and art community in Karawang Regency. The event was attended by the Karawang Regional People’s Representative Council Pendi Anwar and Karawang Regent Cellica Nurrachadiana.
The four international students of President University Darmasiswa program, Nonsikelelo Angela Tshabangu, Radwa Mohammed Osama Abdalla Elsaid Hewedy, Tariq Ahmed Baroudi, and Moses Tende Stephens said they were happy to watch an art performance that they had never seen before. “This is the best party I have ever attended in my life. How could they organize so many people to demonstrate such an extraordinary art performances? So fabulous! I am very happy to be here,” said Moses, a Darmasiswa student from Liberia.
Besides watching art performance, the Karawang Regent also treated them a dinner. “Everyone I met today was so friendly. I am very happy to meet the Karawang Regent in person. She is so kind. She even offered us food and drinks,” uttered Nonsikelelo, who is coming from Zimbabwe.
President University hopes that through this cultural arts performance, the Darmasiswa program participants can get to know Indonesian culture better, especially West Java. Furthermore, President University hopes that their presence at this cultural arts performance will make them experience an unforgettable moment in Indonesia.