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Kemendikbudristek Sends Dozens of Polytechnic Students to Study in France Through IISMA

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Jakarta, IO – The Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry’s (Kemendikbudristek) Directorate General of Vocational Education sent 97 polytechnic students to France through the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA) program.

Vocational Education director general Kiki Yuliati explained that the program is part of an effort to develop the international competence and experience of prospective Indonesian vocational education graduates.

“Since 2022, through collaboration with the French government, the IISMA Vocational program has sent 148 Indonesian students, of which 97 are polytechnic students,” said Kiki.

According to Kiki, the number of students studying in France has continued to increase from year to year. She said this enthusiasm indicated that the IISMA program was well received by campuses in France. Kiki also said that collaboration with the French government through the IISMA program had provided opportunities for vocational students to improve hard and soft skills through cross-cultural experiences and applying practical knowledge learned during the learning period in Indonesia.

In addition, students can gain valuable cross-cultural experiences with other students from across the globe. This can increase the value and skills of prospective Indonesian polytechnic student graduates in the future.

IISMA is a superior scholarship program funded by the government, managed by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Culture. This program aims to fund Indonesian undergraduate students to take part in mobility programs at leading partner universities abroad.

“Through this program, we hope to produce a generation of young people who are ready to make real contributions to society, and can support the achievement of a Golden Indonesia Vision 2045,” said Kiki. (un)

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