Last Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) held a pre-departure meeting for UNY students, awardees of the 2021 Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA).

The meeting was also attended by all Vice-Rectors, Dean of all Faculties, Head of the AKK Bureau, Head of the UPK Bureau, Head of Office of International Services (KLI), Secretary of KLI, Expert Staff of Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (WR BA), Expert Staff of Vice-Rector for Planning and Cooperation (WR BPKS), BPP Academic Affairs, and KLI staffs. 

The event began with opening remarks from the Head of the Office of International Services (KLI) UNY Basikin, S.Pd., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D. He expressed his support for UNY students who took part in IISMA or other similar activities. He hopes that in the future the number of UNY students who can participate in IISMA or other similar activities can be doubled from this year. 

The event continued with remarks and an official pre-departure speech from Prof. Dr. Margana, M. Hum., MA as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of UNY. 

The activity which was attended by 18 students of IISMA Awardees from UNY was also filled with a session of sharing experiences and tips on living abroad with Vice-Rector for Planning and Partnership Prof. Dr. Siswantoyo, M.Kes., Staff of International Partnership Ir. Faqih Ma'arif, M.Eng., Ph.D., Head of KLI UNY Basikin, M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D., Secretary of KLI UNY dr. Kartika Ratna Pertiwi, M.Biomed.Sc, Ph.D., and Staffs of KLI UNY, Ratna Anugrah Setyarini Utami, SS. and Tiara Sekarwangi, S.Pd.