Upskill Short Course Study Program Closing Ceremony
A Celebration of Collaboration and Learning
In a momentous gathering at Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik (FISIP) Udayana, the closing ceremony of the upskill Short Course Study Program of Intercultural Communication was held to mark the ending of an insightful journey of our 4 weeks collaboration. The event, graced by esteemed speakers and participants, was a day of appreciation, gratitude, and reflections on a successful summer program.
The ceremony was attended by key individuals, including the summer course team: Sukma Sushanti, Richard Togaranta Ginting, Putu Titah Kawitri Resen, Ade Devia Pradipta, and David Dalsky Ph.D., an associate professor from Kyoto University, Japan, whose contributions to the program were highly esteemed. Also present were prominent members of Udayana’s Faculty of Politics and Social Sciences: Dr. I Nengah Punia (Dean), Dr. Anom Wiranata (Vice Dean 3), Dr. Putu Suhartika (from D3 Library Department), Dr. Tedi Erviantono (from Political Sciences Department), Calvin Ginting (from Communications Department), and Anggita (from Sociology Department).
The ceremony commenced with heartfelt opening remarks by Ibu Sushanti, followed by a gracious address from Ibu Titah, expressing her gratitude and emphasizing the hope for enhanced collaboration and expanded teams for future endeavors. Dr. I Nengah Punia, the Dean, then took the stage, emphasizing the desire for the program to grow and attract a wider audience. He stressed the importance of preparing and enhancing the program to captivate external participants. Dr. Punia underlined the potential for increased collaboration, not only within the Faculty of Politics but across other study programs and research initiatives, aiming for a more effective approach through upskill Bali.
Laura, representing upskill Bali, expressed immense gratitude to everyone involved in the program, singling out David Dalsky as a pivotal figure whose references and teachings greatly influenced the program. David, fondly recalled his enriching experience in Bali and acknowledged the significant learning opportunities about Balinese culture. He lauded the collaboration and harmony among diverse religious beliefs and extended his heartfelt gratitude to the upskill Bali team and Bu Santi for their leadership and support. The event concluded with a token of appreciation, symbolized by the presentation of certificates by Dr Punia, the esteemed Dean of Udayana’s university Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
The closing ceremony was a celebration of the collaborative spirit, cultural exchange, and transformative learning that epitomize the essence of the upskill short course study program at FISIP Udayana university. It marked the beginning of a continued journey towards enhanced academic collaboration and further growth of this remarkable initiative.
By Billy Bagus