BINUS International Office

BINUS STAR Homecoming: Reflecting on a Semester of Global Learning and Growth

Jakarta, 15 March 2024 — We welcomed our esteemed BINUS Student Transnational Ambassadors (BINUS STAR) to mark the conclusion of their study abroad experience, during which 109 students embarked on academic journeys across 57 host institutions in 14 countries worldwide!

Our STARs had the chance to share their insight and reflect on their experience during the Focus Group Discussion. This is very useful for the University to ensure we can provide the best experience for the upcoming cohort.

The Vice-Rector for Collaboration & Global Engagement, Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Ph.D., gave his warm greetings with focus on highlighting the meaningful reunion and global engagement through cross-cultural experiences that can help to shape their leadership qualities. In addition, Fredy Jingga, S.Kom., MMSI., Head of Internationalization & Partnership Program, School of Information Systems, extended heartfelt greetings on behalf of the faculty, emphasizing the importance of reflection and growth in the study abroad journey.

Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Ph.D., the Vice Rector of Collaboration & Global Engagement, welcomed back BINUS STAR Fall 2023 Fredy Jingga, S.Kom., MMSI., Head of Internationalization & Partnership Program for School of Information Systems, highlighted the importance of studying abroad experience for future path

In a heartwarming “Kind Word” session, our STARs expressed warmth, compassion, and positivity, spreading joy and support within the university community. These messages, ranging from simple expressions of gratitude to heartfelt affirmations, will serve as reminders of the transformative power of kindness in building a culture of appreciation and support.

“Your experiences abroad have broadened your academic horizons and enriched our university community. You may carry the lessons learned, the friendships forged, and the cherished memories as you return home. Welcome back, BINUS STARs,” said Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Ph.D.

To add a touch of excitement, the session included the BINUS STAR Awards, where students voted for several categories, including “Si Paling Kooperatif” (Most Cooperative), “Si Paling Inspiring” (Most Inspiring), “Si Paling Fotogenik” (Most Photogenic), “Si Kostum Paling OK” (Best Costume), and “Si Paling Heboh” (Most Enthusiastic).

BINUS University looks forward to continuing its commitment to fostering global citizenship and cross-cultural understanding through initiatives like the BINUS STAR program, empowering students to thrive in an interconnected world as part of our effort in providing internationalization experience.

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Arina Utami