Siti Rifanny Nur Alyaa, Anugerah Kampus Merdeka 2021 Top Awardee

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Siti Rifanny Nur Alyaa
Siti Rifanny Nur Alyaa, IISMA Student Representative and Top Awardee, seeks to continue to improve herself. Photo: UNPAD

Bandung, IO – Siti Rifanny “Fanny” Nur Alyaa, a student of Padjadjaran
University Bandung Economics and Business Sciences Faculty’s Accounting Bachelor Program, was named Top Awardee of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (“IISMA”) program in the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology (Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi, Riset, dan Teknologi – “Diktiristek”) Anugerah Kampus Merdeka 2021 Awards. The event took place in the Auditorium of Building D in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Education Complex in Jakarta on Thursday (13/01/2022).

Fanny was the Indonesian Student Representative for IISMA at the University of Szeged, Hungary, from September to December 2021. She participated in both academic and non-academic activities during her stay.

During the program, Fanny, as IISMA Student Representative did her best to focus on all of her activities to make the most of them – she studied hard to understand lecture materials and to do all her tasks properly.

Fanny admitted to have had major challenges during her foreign studies. “This was my first time living independently of my parents – and I had to do it abroad, too! Other than having to do well on my studies, I needed to learn cultural differences and maintain a healthy social life as well. It was so hard, I even spent some time in the hospital for exhaustion. Nevertheless, everything I experienced there was a valuable lesson to me,” she said as quoted in Padjajaran U’s official website, Unpad.ac.id, on Tuesday (18/01/2022). “I have become more diligent, thorough, and careful, and I honed my soft skills something fierce, too. I want to get more international experiences in the future and continue to improve myself.”

At Szeged U’s Business Administration and Management Program, Fanny took in Business Ethics, Project Management, Marketing Channels, and Business Writing courses. Most of her grades in classes were high. “My studies were fun. The lecturers were highly interactive, and we were also urged to be active in classes. I also participated in student meetings, English language practices and competitions, as well as discussions. I learned a lot, not just from my classes. These are all valuable experiences,” she said. (est)