Continuing the partnership with French institutions, Pontianak State Polytechnic (POLNEP) is doing a student exchange program with French universities in 2017. Polnep received 7 French students from two universities this year. 5 of the students are from IUT Saint Die Des Vosges of University of Lorraine. The students who are majoring in Multi Media and Internet (MMI) had an 8-week internship in Polnep started from 04 April – 09 Juni 2017. The two others are from IUT Cergy Pontoise, University of Cergy Pontoise who are takeing technical Sales in the university. The two students are doing their internship at Polnep’s partner, Telkom – The biggest communication provider in Indonesia, for 13 Weeks starting from 10 June until 21 July 2017.
In addition to their internship, The French students were also introduced to the language and culture on Indonesia, especialy West Kalimantan’s culture. They had Bahasa Indonesia short course for two weeks organized by Language Centre of Polnep. They also learnt West Kalimantan traditional dancing and put it on a performance at Polnep anniversary celebration.
Meanwhile, Polnep Sent 3 of its students to IUT Lille A. The students from Business Administration, Civil Engineering and Electronic Departments spent 2 months in Lille for their internship starting from 22 April – 22 June 2017. (MA)