Buddies Events

Under the Global Buddies initiative, international students of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) will be provided with various interesting activities from time to time, organised by the UPSI Global Buddies!

Throughout the programmes, international students will be facilitated by our Buddies to make sure that they feel involved, welcomed, and comfortable in their process of acculturating the Malaysian wonderful cultural experiences!

Have a look at some snippets of our previous engagements and events below!

My River My Life -
Buddies CSR Activity with International Students @ Kampung Sg Bil, Slim River

The Global Buddies of UPSI organised a community service programme in collaboration with the University Community Transformation Centre at Kampung Sungai Bil, Slim River, Perak on the 13th of July. The programme was joined by our international students from various countries of origin, members of the global buddies, the management and staff of IMC, as well as the locals of Kg Sungai Bil. Throughout the programme, students were able to work together to help provide a cleaner environment at Kg Sungai Bil.


Manis2U - Come cook with us!
Introduction to Malaysian Traditional Cuisine Preparations with ISEP Inbound Mobility Students

They say to truly experience the authenticity of a culture is to indulge and learn about the local cuisine! Manis2U is a cooking workshop that was held on the 23rd of April by the Global Buddies of UPSI. This workshop was participated by the Global Buddies of UPSI, FTV students, ISEP Inbound Mobility Students from Finland and UPSI international students from Indonesia and Syria. It allows international students from various countries to learn more about Malaysian culture and traditional cuisines in Malaysia. Throughout the workshop, students were able to experience making the delicacies themselves. By the end of the workshop, they were able to get a taste of the delicacies that were prepared by them too!

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Buddies Engagement -
Visit and exchange with Universiti Malaya (UM) Global Buddies

On the 29th of June, the Global Buddies of UPSI visited and exchanged with the Global Buddies of Universiti Malaya (UM). The purpose of this trip was to learn more about the UM Global Buddies’ perspectives on international students management and some other programmes that are related to the Global Buddies. The exchange was participated by the Buddies of UPSI and UM alongside some international students from UM.

IMC Meet & Greet with International Students

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A meet and greet session was held virtually via Google Meet with the international students of UPSI on the 21st of July. Despite the pandemic, this virtual meet and greet have brought students together and created a strong bond among one another. The IMC Meet and Greet was initiated by the IMC Deputy Director and attended by officers and staff of IMC Mobility Unit, UPSI International Students and the Global Buddies of UPSI. This Meet and Greet help members to catch up with international students regarding their concerns and issues that they may have faced in the university. It also allows upcoming programmes to be promoted to our international students.

IMC Open Day -
Eid al-Fitr celebration with International Students

Excerpts from IMC Open Day held on Wednesday, 18th May 2022, celebrating the Eid Al-Fitr together with UPSI international students, lecturers and strategic partners. The feast was officiated by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Dr Md Amin Md Taff and was also attended by members of the university management, Deans of Faculties, representatives from strategic partners - Education Malaysia Global Services, PDRM, Immigration Department, recruitment agents and many more. By celebrating the Eid Al-Fitr together, the international students are able to mingle with students from different cultural backgrounds and increase their tolerance for other cultures. The international students also get to taste traditional dishes that are usually served during Eid Al-Fitr.

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Leaders Talk - Head Up! Go International
International Leadership Forum

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Voice of Unity
Singing Competition 2021

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#GIET2.0 - Graduate International Employability Talk 2.0


#GIET1.0 - Graduate International Employability Talk 1.0

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