ebumen, October 11, 2023 – The English Language Education study program, University Ma’arif Nahdlatul Ulama Kebumen (UMNU Kebumen) recently held a discussion on the importance of cross-cultural understanding in today’s globalized world. The event featured distinguished speakers and attracted both faculty members and English education students.
The discussion, which took place on Saturday, October 7, 2023, in the meeting room at UMNU Kebumen, was a valuable opportunity for participants to delve into the complexities of cross-cultural understanding. This understanding is increasingly important in a world that is more interconnected than ever before.
Notable speakers at the event included Alek Andika, M.Pd., the Dean of the Faculty of Education at UMNU Kebumen, Atik Muhimatun Asroriyah, MEd., the Head of the English Study Program, and Richard Bluzic, BA, who hails from Augsburg, Germany. The diverse panel of speakers brought different perspectives on the subject of cross-cultural understanding, enriching the discourse.
The discussion yielded several key conclusions. In today’s borderless world, it is crucial for individuals to foster cross-cultural understanding. This understanding is essential given that every person has a humanitarian duty to contribute to global peace. As the world becomes more interconnected through technology and globalization, the ability to navigate and understand different cultures becomes increasingly vital.
This event underscores UMNU Kebumen’s commitment to providing a comprehensive education that prepares students not only in English language skills but also in the broader context of global citizenship. By promoting cross-cultural understanding, the university is equipping its students with the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
The University Ma’arif Nahdlatul Ulama Kebumen continues to be at the forefront of educational initiatives that prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, emphasizing the importance of global awareness and cross-cultural competency.