At the Department of Science and Technology Studies, students are encouraged to grab once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to participate in outbound program at universities around the world. This program offers not only academic but also cultural experience which may enhance the students’ soft skills and broaden their perspectives. Previous programs joined by STS students include short-term outbound programs to Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei in 2014 and 2016. The students had amazing experience there attending academic lectures, cultural workshops as well as excursions to several places of interest in Brunei. They also had memorable experience when meeting with the founder of STS department, Prof. Emeritus Datuk Dr. Osman Bakar at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. In 2018, two STS students Clara Joan Joachim@Jones and Mariam Syafini Mohd Saidi are in Seoul and Gwangju, South Korea for one semester outbound program.
|Outbound Programme to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Year 2014 & 2016)|
|Outbound Programme to South Korea (Year 2018)|
|I am now in Sejong University, South Korea. I will be here for a semester and majoring in Law and Society under Open Major Faculty. I have been enrolled in 4 subjects - 2 Korean language classes, Principle of Economics and History of S&T. We are encouraged to learn about the culture, economy and politics of Korean. I am looking forward to learn new language and make new friends here ~ Clara Joan Joachim, 2018.||I am now in Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea. I will be here for a semester which are for 4 months and majoring in Environmental Science under Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have been enrolled in 4 subjects which are 3 Korean language classes (Korean Listening and Speaking, Understanding Korean Society and Korean Language Special Class) and Macroeconomics. I hope that I will gain as much experience and knowledge as possible here as well as making new friends from other universities and countries here ~Mariam Syafini binti Mohd Saidi, 2018.|
|I was at Kyoto University, Japan from the 21st October to 3rd November 2018 following, The Wild and Wise Collaborative Learning Programs organised by the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Graduate School of Engineering (GSE), Kyoto University in collaboration with University of Malaya and Tsinghua University, China. The program proved to be greatly beneficial as participants were given the opportunity to visit various top industries in the engineering sectors in Japan as well as the exchanges of knowledge between the professionals, academicians and the participants; broadening their point of views and perspectives towards environmental engineering and environmental management. As one of the delegates from the University of Malaya, this program has provided me with an eye opening experience as well as enriching me with new knowledge on technology and sustainability ~ Muhamad Faisal Muhamad Noor, 2018.|
|Outbound Programme to State University of Malang, Indonesia (Year 2019)|
|It was on 3rd February 2019 where I participated in a mobility programme which was held in the State University of Malang, Indonesia during the 1-month semester break. This programme was mainly conducted for students from the Faculty of Science which consisted of 20 students and it was a collaboration between the University of Malaya and the host university. Apparently, this programme itself was an added-advantage as this programme conducted not only academically but also non-academically where we went for excursions to several attractive places in Malang City. We gained whole hoards of memories from the places that we visited. One of the mesmerizing places that I have been to was the Mount Bromo which is the most iconic volcano situated in East Java. Despite the tiredness, we surely enjoyed every minute we spent over there. We also went to Kampung Warna-Warni, Teletubbies Hill, Seruni Point, a bus tour around the Malang City, Coban Pelangi, so on and so forth. Within the university campus, we also had fun interacting with the Indonesian Students and delegators where we are encouraged to sell our Malaysian Food, taught how to make Bakso (Indonesian famous food), and attending academic and practical classes. We also had a sharing session with the students where we got to know their culture enrichened with values, norms and customs and we were truly amazed by their culture. Feelings cannot be expressed in words the days we enjoyed at there with cheaper and tasty food, captivating places and friendly people. Though it was only for 12 days, the experience and insights we gained at there were immensely valuable and shall never be forgotten ~ Thivagar A/L A. Murugan, Aliah Syafiqah Bt Rahim, Nur Duratul Ain Bt Mohd Zaki, Nur Afiqah Adlin bt Azmam, 2019.|