UNHAS International Cultural Program (ICP)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Universitas Hasanuddin International Cultural Program will facilitate talented and enthusiastic young minds from all over the globe, to engage in a 7-day cultural program in the beautiful city of Makassar, Indonesia. Participants will be exposed to the rich cultures of South Sulawesi through field trips to Toraja and Bengo-Bengo Education Forest, as well as learn an introduction of the Indonesian Language and the local traditional dance. Unhas International Cultural Program (ICP) provides international students the opportunity to spend their summer break from university, to visit historical sites and engage with the rich cultural experiences of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This program features one-week activity where participants can learn Indonesian language and can gain experience in the cultural and academic life in Indonesia.

ACTIVITIES

The program consists of classroom sessions, camp session, cultural night, and field trips to some cultural and historical sites. This field trips not only offers hands-on experience for students but also the opportunity to expand student networks through interacting and sharing their cultural experiences with other international students. Unhas International Cultural Program will become a once in a lifetime experience, offering students a unique, intellectually, and culturally enriching experience in South Sulawesi, the opportunity to meet and network with Indonesian and other international students, as well as the chance to immerse in Indonesian culture and the Indonesian teaching environment

Previous International Cultural Program (ICP)

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL PROGRAM (ICP) 2021

UNHAS International Cultural Program (ICP) 2021 was held virtually in August 2021 due to Pandemic Covid-19. The program has been designed for students who are not Indonesian citizens. Entitled “Maritime Culture in Indonesia: Marine Resilience and Historical Perspective”, the program covers some presentations on Historical Maritime Adventure, Phinisi Boat Production, and rich marine resources in Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are also some interesting sessions on Indonesian language and culture, virtual visits to the fish market and Bira Beach, traditional dance tutorials, and seafood cooking session.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL PROGRAM (ICP) 2020

UNHAS International Cultural Program (ICP) 2020 was established twice in October and November 2020 due to Pandemic Covid-19. The program has been designed for students who are not Indonesian citizens. Entitled “Maritime Culture in Indonesia: Marine Resilience and Historical Perspective”, the program covers some presentations on Historical Maritime Adventure, Pinisi Boat Production, and rich marine resources in Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are also some interesting sessions on Indonesian language and culture, virtual visits to the fish market and Bira Beach, traditional dance tutorials, and seafood cooking session.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL PROGRAM (ICP) 2019

UNHAS International Cultural Program (ICP) 2019 was in August 2019. The program has been designed for students who are not Indonesian citizens. Entitled “Maritime Culture in Indonesia: Marine Resilience and Historical Perspective”, the program covers some presentations on Historical Maritime Adventure, Pinisi Boat Production, and rich marine resources in Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are also some interesting sessions on the Indonesian language and culture, virtual visits to the fish market and Bira Beach, and traditional dance tutorials.

The participants enjoyed their trip to a local tribe in Bukukumba called the Kajang tribe, They had an opportunity to see the people of Kajang that are well known for their traditional beliefs that refuse to be contaminated with modern thoughts and technologies. These people are also famous for their all-black clothes. It is prohibited to wear clothes of other colors and only black clothes are allowed.

Upon the visit to Kajang, the participants headed to Bonto Bahari, the village of shipbuilders, where Phinisi (Traditional ship) is made. The shipbuilders are worldly known for their traditional methods, not having a fixed blueprint, because it is already in their mind. During the process of shipbuilding, the workers do not rely on advanced technologies like modern ship crafting. They believe that ship manufacturing is not just about business or commerce, but it also requires a spiritual sense.

On top of that, the natural beauty of Bira beach has stolen the participant’s heart. The white sand beaches have been a tourist spot since a while ago. The participants spent 3 days in a hotel with astonishing sea views.