In collaboration with NYU Tandon School of Engineering in the United States, SBM ITB inaugurated Winter School 2024 at Amphitheater 2 in the MBA ITB building on Wednesday (4/1). The event welcomed 13 students from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

In his speech, Prof. Ignatius Pulung Nurprasetio, the Dean of SBM ITB, expressed his hope that this program would allow students to acquaint themselves with various cultures and forge lasting friendships.

“We anticipate that through this program, students from both campuses can develop a mutual understanding of cultures and, more importantly, cultivate lasting friendships,” said Pulung.

Colby, the coordinator from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, highlighted SBM ITB’s business, technology, and science strengths as the reason for choosing the institution.

“It’s fantastic for students to explore diverse subjects such as business and social sciences. With this short program, our goal is to encourage cross-cultural study, allowing students to familiarize themselves with different countries’ cultures,” stated Colby.

Ira Fachira, the Head of the International Relations Office at SBM ITB, expressed the hope that this event would enable SBM ITB and NYU Tandon School of Engineering students to establish new friendships while gaining insights into each other’s cultures.

“We aspire that, through this event, students can engage in activities and form close bonds with individuals from different cultures,” said Ira.

Students from NYU Tandon School of Engineering aim to familiarize themselves with Indonesian culture and gain insights into sustainable business practices in Indonesia through their participation in this event.

“I came to Indonesia to broaden my international horizons and gain valuable experiences while establishing connections with new people,” shared Monte, an NYU Tandon School of Engineering student.

Charles, another student from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, added that he enjoys traveling and appreciates gaining different perspectives compared to the culture in the United States.

Written by Student Reporter (Fairuuz Fawwas Alfarizi T, Entrepreneurship 2024)