A joint summer course program between Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities Organization (AAACU) and University of Queensland was conducted at the Faculty of Animal Science and Agriculture, University Gadja Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on July 9-21, 2018. The program which is undertaken every year aims to provide the On-the-Job trainees a unique and interactive international summer experience. Eighteen students from different countries including LSPU BS Agricultural Education student Paulo Orioste joined the program for two weeks to experience the fantastic opportunity, increase the intercultural competence, and expand their network of international connections in the field of agriculture, technology innovations, culture and skills.
The speakers brilliantly showcased their field of specializations as well as Indonesian’s culture, social and habits, language, and overview of Agricultural Development in Indonesia, Animal Production, Agro-animal based tourism and Fishery Management. The activities enlightened students not only on producing or growing crops or livestock but also on strategically managing and marketing the produce. It was also a significant venue for future Agriculturists to be familiar with entrepreneurial risk managements, industry preparedness and innovations to adapt to constantly changing environment.
The delegates explored the facilities and laboratories of the University which are highly equipped to address the needs of their students to do progressive research and academic outputs. The places, people, transportation and accommodation that the host institution rendered to the delegates were highly appreciated. The students were all thankful for the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from this wonderful academic experience.