No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

CapSU welcomes 12 Indonesian exchange student interns

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) -- The Capiz State University (CapSU) recently feted the arrival of the 12 exchange student interns from four big universities in Indonesia who will undergo their international practicum at some secondary public schools as well as CapSU campuses in the province.

The undertaking is part of the SEA- Teacher Student Exchange Program or the "Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia" which aims to provide an opportunity for pre-service student teachers to have teaching experiences in schools in other countries in Southeast Asia.

The student interns from the universities in Indonesia.

These 12 student interns, from the Universitas Muhammadiyah Kotabumi, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Universitas Muhammadiyah Porwokerto, and Sriwijaya University in Indonesia, composed the 12th Batch of the program, will embark on their month-long meaningful academic journey in the province.

CapSU vice-president for External Affairs and Linkages Dr. Mary Ann B. Martelino

“Today, ladies and gentlemen, marks an important event in the history of Capiz State University because for the very first time, post-pandemic, we will be hosting again the 9th batch of the SEA-Teacher Program, the 12 exchange student interns from 4 big universities in Indonesia who were entrusted by the respective universities to our care through the SEA-Teacher Project,” said CapSU vice-president for External Affairs and Linkages Dr. Mary Ann B. Martelino.

"Last May 4, 2023 to June 14, 2023, we already sent 18 CapSU students to Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand through the SEA Teacher Program," she stressed.

The creation of the SEA Teacher is based on the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) seven priority areas for its 11 member countries to work together to improve the quality of education in Southeast Asia.

"We have already planned out a full-month schedule that would allow you to study and at the same time immerse in our culture and arts," noted Martelino.

The initiative is in line with the university's vision of globalization thru the Student Internship Abroad Program (SIAP).

For her part, CapSU president Dr. Editha Alfon acknowledged concerned university officials, partners from the Department of Education (DepEd) and local government units for their contribution to the success of the activity.

“We admire your courage in seeking out knowledge, learning new cultures, and absorbing best practices in education which you may use to enhance your skills in your future profession. Your dedication to becoming a world-class educator is truly remarkable,” Dr. Alfon conveyed this to the student interns.

During the program, the attendees were entertained by the CAPSU Main Chorale with their winning piece during the 12th World Choir Games 2023 in Gangneung, South Korea.

CapSU president Dr. Editha C. Alfon

SEA-Teacher student participant Devin Akbar Albany from Sriwijaya University expressed his gratitude to CapSU, on behalf of his fellow interns, in response to the hospitality of the school. (AGP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

About the Author

Alex Lumaque


Region 6

Writer :)

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch