Ms. Siti Hasmizan Zamri, 22, a Bachelor of Business Administration student said, only five individuals from Malaysia were chosen by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO.
"I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Office of the Student and Alumni Development, UUM College of Business (UUMCOB) and the Student Affairs Department for their profound contribution in offering financial assistance for me.
"This experience is certainly unique and as the representatives or mini ambassadors, we need to be able to introduce the culture and history of our country to foreign students. Therefore, we must equip ourselves with knowledge on a range of contemporary issues and also the history of Malaysia,” she added.
Each participant is required to present their essay on issues related to Malaysian history and culture, fostering Asian identity, the efforts initiated by Malaysia to preserve our cultural heritage and the chronicle of East Asia history.
Meanwhile, a student of the Bachelor of Banking, Mr. Mohd Nur Arif Gamar, 21, is the only Malaysian candidate to receive full sponsorship from UNESCO. He described this programme as a fantastic opportunity for him to learn the world culture.
"To prepare for this forum, I contacted some friends who have studied in Korea and I also searched for some information from the internet,” said the Sabah-born lad.
The five-day programme will see the participants from various institutions of higher education getting the opportunity to meet new friends, exchange ideas related to their university life and also visit interesting and unique places in Korea.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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