A. Purpose of practicum
Here are some purposes of practicum:
1.Get a lot of experiences
By joining this program I get a lot of experiences going abroad, since this is my first time go abroad. Also I get a lot of experiences in teaching. Seeing my mentor and other teacher teach the students make me get some inspiration. That was different between Indonesia and Philippines.
2. Know the other culture
This program makes us know the other cultures and respect others. There are a lot of different things in Manila, Philippines and Indonesia especially in Yogyakarta.
3. Improve English skill
It cannot be denied that joining this program can improve our English skill. We are supposed to speak English to the other because it is the other language can be understood in Manila, Philippines.
4. Build a connection
I get a lot of new friends from Philippines and also from the other Indonesian university students that practice in UST.
After back to Indonesia I will share all of my experiences to everyone that I know. I will tell how important this program for young generation. I hope that my junior can join this program.
B. Procedure of practicum
This program supposed to be finish in a month. In the first week we got orientation from receiving university and high school. Also, we did some observations in the classroom. After we know their habits and how they did teaching learning process, we should do assistantship. The third step we had to do independent teaching. It was conducted to improve our teaching skills. The last step or activities are grand teaching and evaluation.
C. Outcome of practicum
Outcomes of this program are we got a lot of experiences, knowledge, awareness, and other things. Now I know how to teach in an interesting way, how to manage the classroom, and also the time.
D. The challenge of practicum
There are some things challenge me, especially in teaching learning process such as: how to control the students, make them still focus on the material, make the class always life, makes them interesting to the material, and so on. The other challenge in this program is deal with the environment. That was very different Indonesia from Philippines. We can easily find halal food and masque in Indonesia but not in Philippines.
E. Overall impression
My first impression going abroad is wow, it is totally different. But, I enjoyed every minute in that country. I hope that I can go abroad again and again. I want to say thank you very much for UST that was treat us very well.
F. Suggestions for future improvement
My suggestion for this program is, make it bigger. For the sender university, I hope that the committee helps the students to fulfill the entire requirement. For the receiving university, I hope a better accommodation especially when we want to go to the important place. Also, for the buddy that should accompany us, I do not know where they were. It seems like useless because I only met my buddy at once. Almost at the end of this program I found my friend by myself. I hope that the buddy is someone who wants to help us in that country at least they want to replay our text.