More than 200 SGU students, who had arrived at Germany for their 6th semester internship program, now experienced a little icy air of the German winter. They had safely arrived in Soest and were officially welcomed by SGUW (SGU branch in Germany) Management at the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia, Soest. During the welcome ceremony, SGU students were greeted by the Vice Rector of the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia, Prof. Christine Kohring and the Mayor of Soest, Dr. Eckhard Ruthemeyer.
Dr. Norbert Baas, Member of SGU Supervisory Board and also the former German Ambassador for Indonesia, delivered a spiritful greeting emphasizing on the importance of the relationship between Indonesia and Germany.
Cultural shows were performed by the respective guest and host country. There was a choir performance from the University of Applied Sciences South Westphalia, Soest and the students from SGU Indonesia presented a traditional dance and played Angklung, the traditional music instruments made of Bamboos accompanied by guitar and percussion, which even could also play pop songs from the west.
Finally, with a standing ovation for the musicians and dancers it was clear: SGU students from Indonesia have arrived in Westphalia.
Both SGU and SGUW Management are committed to provide education and internship experience at its best.