Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM FEB) held a regular event of welcoming international student, who do their exchange and double degree program at FEB, called Academic Coaching and Welcome cocktail. This event took place at the University Club UGM, on Monday, August 23, 2010, start at 4 pm, continued with breakfasting & dinner.

This event was attended by FEB UGM international students (24 exchange students & 2 double degree students) mostly from country in Europe, their student ambassador (FEB student who assigned to assist international students during their first settlement at Indonesia), faculty management Board, students representatives (Student Excecutive Board), OIA and student affairs staff.

The Academic Coaching and Welcome Cocktail was opened with speech from Dean of FEB UGM Prof. Marwan Asri, M.B.A., Ph.D, welcoming all the international student and hope that they will enjoy their study time at FEB UGM. A brief Introduction from student executive board (BEM) followed the dean’s speech, explaining their activities that enable international student to join. International student and student ambassador then introduce themselves, continued with the Academic coaching by Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Research and Community Service, Dr. B.M. Purwanto, M.B.A,. Dr. Purwanto explained the academic calendar and academic rules applied at FEB UGM. This event got a surprised visit from the Rector of UGM Prof. Dr. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng, who stopped by and give short speech on welcoming international student and a short message that UGM are on their way to be a World Class Research University.

The Welcome Cocktail was held in a relax but festive atmosphere, toned by a simple performance by few of international student, who sing their folk song and closed with breakfasting & dinner together.

Source: oiafeb