12 international students of SDU participated in the homecoming ceremony at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (May 8-10, 2017). They are students of the Darmasiswa program conducted by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia who have almost finished their study period of Indonesian language and culture for 1 year at Sanata Dharma University.
On the first day of the homecoming ceremony, five Darmasiswa students from SDU who are Hoang Kieu Nhi, Nguyen Ngoc An Khuong (Kania), Tran Thi Huong Cam (Anna), Nguyen Thi Kha Van (Vera), and Yevheniia Trukhan with Darmasiswa students from UGM, UNY, UAJY, UAD and ISI Yogyakarta showed their skill by playing Karawitan. Ketawang Ambara and Adu Laras, two popular songs which were played along with laps dances by Darmasiswa students from ISI Yogyakarta received a rousing welcome from 540 participants from 78 countries that joined this homecoming ceremony.
On the second day, Darmasiswa students from SDU joined various agility competitions. Tuanzulfa Niramae, Suthida Thimsin, Yevheniia Trukhan, Kania and Tran Thi Cam Huong played Bakiak race, hooked words and bamboo Geprak. Previously, all participants attended a workshop on culture and language at the UMM Dome. On the third day, all participants were invited by the committee to enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Mount Bromo. MZ