Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) students, once again, showed their active participation in international events. This time, Binta Anjani, student of Faculty of Geography class of 2010 was elected as one of five Indonesian delegates in the "ASEAN-Korea Cross Cultural Exploration Program" (ACCE) 2012. The event was held from January 11 to 18 in Pyeongsan Academy, City of Daegu, South Korea.
ACCE is an annual event conducted by the MERI (Multicultural Education and Research Institute) Yeungnam University intended to establish cooperation between countries in the fields of arts and culture as well as providing new knowledge and experience for the participants to be familiar with the culture and traditions of the ASEAN countries and also Korea. The activity organized by Yeungnam University in cooperation with the AUN (ASEAN University Network) is followed by at least 60 students from all ASEAN countries and South Korea.
Vice Dean of Student, Alumni and Cooperation Affairs of Faculty of Geography, Dr. Lutfi Muta'ali, S.Si., M.T, mentioned that in the event, each country introduced the culture of their respective countries ranging from the traditional culture, dance, music to traditional food through formal presentations as well as direct cultural offerings. "Together with other Indonesian delegation, Binta Anjani presented culture through art in form of traditional dance with Minang musical accompaniment while music presentation featuring folk songs with the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments," he said on Wednesday (25/1).
Lutfi added, in the ACCE 2012 activity, Binta was given the opportunity to promote UGM and Yogyakarta’s culture. In addition, each participant was given the opportunity to develop themselves in international relations as well as insight in identifying and understanding the heterogeneity that exists around them, thus creating future young generation who is knowledgeable and has high tolerance as aspired by UGM.