After succeeding in the previous international internship program in Loei province 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik come back with the second batch in 2020. This year will be a little bit different since we are promoting the concept of Online learning during the coronavirus outbreak. By the advanced of technology and communication, we optimize the use of teleconference with many platforms such as zoom, line, and whatsapp group. Right on 2nd July 2020 at 9 am, the opening ceremony of International internship program was held online.
The opening ceremony was opened by introducing LOEI PESAO 2 administrator by MC using thai language. There were Dr. Ganont Saenpao as Deputy Director 1, Dr. Saranya Budda as Deputy Director 2, Mr. Srisai Enlun as the head of team acting Eng Loei 2, Mr. Mahittha Promli as the head of supervision, monitoring, and evaluation for educational provision Group who joined the ceremony.
Furthermore, there was also profile videos of both Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik and Schools that will be the host of internship program. Some lecturers and head of departments delivered brief introduction and greetings towards thai teachers including Dr. Khoirul Anwar as the vice rector 1, Nur Fauziyah, M.Pd. as the head of research and community service division, Dr. Sri Uchtiawati, M.Pd. as the dean of teacher training and education faculty, Paulina, M.Pd as the head of international relation office, and Ribeh Najib Muhammad, M.Pd as the head of English education department.
After done with greeting and introduction videos, Mr. Mahitta Promli read the report speech about the program, and continued by speech and welcome by Dr. Ganont Saenpao. Vice rector, Dr. Khoirul anwar delivered speech about the internship program. After that, the host schools introduced themselves one by one including school director and mentor teachers. There were 20 schools which will be hosting online internship for 4 months. Once it was done, students of Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik introduced themselves as well by saying name and which schools they will be in. It was exciting since both students and teachers at school could finally meet, even though only used virtual platform. In the end of the ceremony, Dr. Saranya Budda gave thanks speech to all the participants and hoped that the internship program could be succeed.
The internship program will be started for 4 months, starting from July until October through online platform. After finish with the 4 months program, students of UMG will be sent to Thailand to experience the real teaching experience themselves.