GSMP and UKM-GLP give Foreign Students Exposure about Malaysia

By Asmahanim Amir
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BANGI, 4 Ogos 2016 – Global Student Mobility Programme (GSMP) and UKM Global Leadership Programme (UKM-GLP) will give its participants exposure about Malaysia’s nature and unique culture, said Vice Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali.

He said the students who come from many countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico and Philippines can explore the culture, ethnicity and the beauty of Malaysia.

“UKM is proud to be the host of two international student mobility programmes. With the theme Building Bridges of International Understanding and Friendship, you (students) will have the choice of two courses either Indigenous Communities of Malaysia (ICM) or Sustainability of Tropical Heritage (STH),” he said while delivering his speech at the Gala Dinner of GSMP and UKM-GLP here, recently.

The programme will explore issues on leadership and on multiculturalism in the globalisation era.

Prof Noor Azlan was positive that students will get an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and develop new skills which includes the global exposure of communicating with other ethnics from other country.

“You will get an added value on top of the other standards thing you get when you graduate. This is what the mobility programme has to offer – soft skills and invaluable experience,” he added.

Meanwhile, a student from Mexico, Paula Roxana Reyes Perez, 20, said she was very excited to join all the activities.

“I am eager to explore Malaysia, the country with diverse ethnicities, religion and the beauty of nature.

“I also want to learn Malay and Chinese language and the multi-culture Malaysia. All of this makes Malaysia unique and different from other countries,” she said.

Supissara Boon-in, 20, from Thailand who chose to participate in the UKM-GLP, said that is her first time in Kuala Lumpur.

“I chose GLP because I want to be a great leader. I dream to become a scientist, but I’m weak on the communication skill. So this is the way for me to improve myself especially in communication and leadership skills,” she said.

She also said that she is taking the opportunity to learn about Malaysian culture.ukmnewsportal-eg