On June 14th, INCLUS UGM allocated the Closing Ceremony of the Odd Semester Regular Program 2022/2023. Students, lecturers, tutors, and faculty from the faculty of cultural science attended the ceremony. The ceremony was placed in the auditorium of the Soegondo building at UGM. As the MC, a student from the advanced I class and the INCULS lecturer led the event.
To make the occasion merrier, there were two traditional dances shown on the stage. The first dance is Tari Bongkel to welcome the guest. Tari Bongkel is played by two INCULS student who is from Australia. Aside from taking language classes, they also enrich their knowledge of Indonesian art and culture. The next thing on the agenda for the day was the INCULS Coordinator’s brief report on the Regular Program. From their arrival to their placement test, the students have made considerable progress in their Bahasa Indonesia studies. The second agenda was the speech by the Deputy Dean for Research, Community Service, Cooperation, and Alumni to officially end the program. Following the event, representatives from each class gave personal speeches about their learning process and diverse cultural experiences in Indonesia. “I found many friends here and enjoy having a daily life as an Indonesian, I could cross the street fearless.” one student said. INCULS also shows one of the Indonesian traditional dances which is Tari Rampoe. The dancers are from Rampoe UGM. Rampoe UGM is a community of traditional dance groups under the auspices of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University. Rampoe UGM focuses on Aceh’s traditional culture, especially on the arts.