AGE NEWS (04/06) – The allure of AMERTA knows no bounds. In the heart of the bustling campus of Universitas Airlangga, a diverse group of international students converges, eager to embark on a transformative educational journey. This year, the program has attracted 70 bright minds from esteemed institutions worldwide, spanning the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur to the serene landscapes of Hamburg.

This year, AMERTA has opened its doors to students from ten out of sixteen faculties at Universitas Airlangga, offering a wide array of study programs. From the Faculty of Social and Political Science to the Faculty of Pharmacy, students could explore disciplines ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Economics Development.

From EPHEC, Le Havre Université, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Management and Science University, University of Hamburg, and Fontys, these students represent the vibrant tapestry of global academia, each bringing with them a unique perspective and a thirst for knowledge. As they step foot on Indonesian soil, they carry with them not just their academic aspirations, but also the hopes and dreams of a generation poised to make a difference in the world.

The AMERTA Semester Exchange Program offers more than just an opportunity to study abroad – it represents a journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and academic exploration. For these students, it is a chance to break free from the confines of traditional classrooms and embrace the rich tapestry of Indonesian culture and academia.

As they settle into their new surroundings, the excitement is palpable. From the vibrant energy of Surabaya’s bustling streets to the tranquillity of Universitas Airlangga’s campus, students eagerly embrace every opportunity to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Indonesia.

In classrooms adorned with the echoes of diverse languages and perspectives, AMERTA students delve deep into the heart of Indonesian society, culture, and current issues. Through lively debates, hands-on experiments, and interactive discussions, they gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic forces shaping the world around them.

But it’s not just about academics – AMERTA offers a holistic educational experience that extends beyond the classroom walls. Guided by experienced mentors, students embark on cultural excursions, exploring ancient temples, sampling traditional cuisine, and experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the Indonesian people.

As the semester unfolds, bonds forged in the crucible of shared experiences blossom into lifelong friendships. Whether huddled over textbooks in the library or dancing under the starlit sky, AMERTA participants form a tight-knit community united by their passion for learning, exploration, and cultural exchange

As they prepare to bid farewell to Universitas Airlangga, these students carry with them memories that will last a lifetime. But their journey doesn’t end here – it is merely the beginning of a lifelong commitment to global citizenship, academic excellence, and cultural understanding.

In the heart of the AMERTA Semester Exchange Program lies a simple yet profound truth: that education has the power to transcend borders, unite nations, and shape the future of our world. And as these students return to their respective corners of the globe, they do so not just as scholars, but as ambassadors of goodwill, armed with the knowledge, experiences, and friendships that will define their journey for years to come.