Hello people!

In this part I want to share my another activity when I join Sea Teacher Program.

On Friday January, 11th  at 08 am. We’re going to Dayao Campus to have our Opening and Welcome Ceremony.  This is our first day to meet with all the exchange students in CAPSU. They are :

Mr. David En Nur Azka

Ms Pamela Geraldine Joris Winerungan

Ms Melissa Yunita

Ms Neneng Triyunita

Ms. Agtari Dwi Utami (that is me :P)

Ms. Dhea Melia Sari

Ms. Sri Agustina

Ms. Rutsika Chumpaburi

Ms. Tipachporn Inkliang

Ms. Pattarawadee Supapin

But sadly, not all of us can attend the opening and welcome ceremony, our friends Dhe and Sri can not attend because they were come late. They have a flight from Indonesia to Philippines a few days later.

The welcoming event was held lively with various events starting from national anthem, opening remarks, welcome remarks and inspirational message from Dr. Editha C. Alfon as SUC President III and the series of events so on until closing remarks

After the opening and welcome ceremony, all student exchange participants were taken to the Capiz Division

After the division of Capiz, we also visited the Division of Roxas

this is an honor for me, can meet and gather with great people in their respective fields

and last but not least for this part, I also tried a special beverages from Capiz, that is Halo-halo

this is very tasty and refreshing, you should try this when you come to Panay Island J



I got so excited because I already in the Philippines after  a long journey, it took 2 days cause I have a transit flight first. Fyuh. Okay next, so here I am in the Philippines.

On Thursday, January 10th  2019. Me and Neneng Triyunita (my friend who also join this program, we came from the same campus that is UAD) arrived at the Roxas Airport around  7 am. We are welcomed by Ma’am Grazl Tupaz Baria as my coordinator from Dayao Satellite College-Capiz State University, Ronna as my buddy, Ma’am Susan as Neneng’s coordinator from Main Campus-Capiz State University, Ma’am Grace Galagate as Neneng’s mentor and Daisy as Neneng’s buddy.

(Ronna, Ma’am Grazl, Me, Neneng, Daisy, Ma’am Susan)

After that we had a breakfast at Santonio Resort. Actually this day I feel so sleepy because we spend our 2 night before at NAIA or Manila International Airport and Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Indonesia. But I feel so glad after met  them, so that sleepy feeling just like a wind… swoosh, its gone 😉

(First breakfast in Philippines)

Before I tell you more about my experiences in here, do you know CAPSU? CAPIZ STATE UNIVERSITY?

Here are some information for you about my receiving university in Sea Teacher Program Batch 7, CAPIZ STATE UNIVERSITY.

The Capiz State University is a public university in the Philippines. It is mandated to provide instruction and training in agriculture, fishery and forestry, science and technology, arts and humanities, education and other fields. It is also mandated to undertake research, extension services and production activities. The center of administration of the university is located at Roxas City.

Quality Policy:

CapSU is committed to be the center of academic excellenge delivering quality service to all by”

Continuing innovations and quality improvements cultivating an efficient and effective environment for maximum clientele satisfaction;

Adhering to laws and regulations global standards and environmental change requirements;

Participating in sustainable development projects for inclusive economic growth;

Showing quality outputs; and

Upholding values and intergrity and nurturing talents and skills for global competitiveness.


Center of Academic Excellence Dellivering Quality Service to all


Capiz State University is committed to provide advance knowledge and innovation; develop skills, talents and values; undertake relevant research, development and extension services; promote entrepreneurship and environmental consciousness; and enhance industry collaboration and linkages with partner agencies.

Therefor, the goals are :

  • Globally competitive graduates
  • Institutionalized research culture
  • Responsive and sustainable extension services
  • Maximized profit of viable agroindustrial bussines ventures
  • Effective and efficient administration

Capiz State University have 9 campuses, interesting right? There are :

  1. Roxas City (Main Campus)
  2. Dayao, Roxas City, Capiz
  3. Dumarao, Capiz
  4. Mambusao, Capiz
  5. Pilar, Capiz
  6. Pontevedra, Capiz
  7. Sigma, Capiz
  8. Tapaz, Capiz
  9. Burias, Mambusao, Capiz

and the campus that guided me here is Dayao Satellite College ! ;;)

in Dayao Satellite College there are Undergraduate Courses that is Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

On my first day here, i was greeted with great welcoming by the lecturers, professors at Dayao and students from elementary education here! It was such an amazing experience since I had never been welcomed in this lovely ways! ♥

Here are some pictures of my campus orientation in Dayao Satellite College :

#1 Reason Why I Join Sea Teacher Program Batch 7

In this part I want to share to you guys, the reason why I want to join Sea Teacher Program. But before I tell you, maybe there are some of you who doesn’t know what kind of program is this.

The SEA Teacher Project or the “Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia” is a project that aims to provide opportunity for pre-service student teachers from universities in Southeast Asia to have teaching experiences (practicum) in schools in other countries in Southeast Asia. (http://seateacher.seameo.org/seateacher/)

This is very interesting for me, this is can be my chance to develop my teaching skill and pedagogy, to observ and expose how the teaching and learning situations in other country especially in ASEAN. I also want to practice my english skill because I have (must) speak English while in the other country right? and last but not least I want to go out of my comfort zone.  

Then, how I can Join this Program?

The Head of Elementary Education in my campus send a broadcast message to each class in 3rd year student. I got that information from my Classmate. He told me that there is a program that you can go abroad. In the beginning I was not put too much attention. But then after re-thinking about it, I want to join this program!!! Because it must be very fun, you can go abroad, explore new places, surrounding with more peoples that you don’t know before.

So I decided to register myself. first step that I have to do is interview with OIA (Office International Affairs) in Campus 1 Ahmad Dahlan University. Next step is microteaching! It might be familiar for you who take major in education, yes that is practice teaching in the class.

After one week, I received an announcement that I pass the first step! I scream excitedly when I read that, it was written “Agtari Dwi Utami” with receiving university “CAPSU PHILIPPINES”

Next, I have to prepare my online interview with receiving campus. It was scheduled at 26 Nov at 2.30-3.30 pm in Philippines Time. And yes! The day is coming, I was interviewed directly by the President of CAPSU! Ma’am EDITHA C. ALFON, Ph.D . Actually I was so nervous that day, maybe if you were there you can see how my hands were trembling, haha.

After several days, Ma’am Dessy from Office International Affairs UAD told me that I pass the interview, and I was accepted in SEA TEACHER BATCH 7.

“Don’t be afraid to start something ((positively)). Don’t be afraid to go out from your comfort zone.”

And here are some pictures when the campus and faculty staff sending us :

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