Winter Camp 2024

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Prologue – The winter Camp

INHA’s Winter Camp 2024 is a special university-hosted event done during the winter period whereby international students and guests are introduced to both the Ciputra University and Indonesia’s diverse culture.

This time, over 20 South Korean students from INHA University participated in the Winter Camp and were privileged to experience Indonesia with us for a total of 14 days, 10 of which were in Surabaya while the remaining 4 were in Bali.

Indonesian Class

Chapter 1 – Indonesian Class

INHA students got the chance to learn basic Indonesian conversation within a few days. Within these days the topics given are how to start a conversation, colors, simple questions, and also Indonesia’s money currency.

To get the students to practice they were given an exercise where they needed to go find students and interview them using the Indonesian sentence they learn. After they collected all the information needed from the interview they went back to present it in front of everyone.

Though it was a rough start, INHA students were able to catch on quickly.

Chapter 2 – Campus Tour

Beyond the classroom, the INHA students were also led through a brief campus tour.

Proceeding in different orders, the students were brought to the 20th floor which contained all activities related with the university’s business master and doctorate programs, the 16th floor which housed many of the design majors’ classrooms, meeting rooms, and portfolios, the 12th floor which mainly contained the campus’ multimedia facilities, the 8th floor which was home to the many business and accounting lecturers, the 5th floor which encoded the SIFT, the 2nd floor which was filled with the many administrations and executives, and lastly the 1st floor which was home to the spaces that contain most of the UC students’ activities.

Ciputra University wanted to give INHA students a taste of Indonesian culture, so on January 17th, 2024, INHA students went out to Kampung Batik where they were taught how to create a handmade batik handkerchief by creating their own pattern, wax it, and then dye it. They were taught beforehand how batik traditionally is made, but for this meeting they were given full creativity to make their own pattern.

After they were all done drawing, they were then distributed evenly between the spots to wax their drawing. Students from fashion major, that came along, helped the INHA students to wax their pattern properly. After dying it, a staff collected all the dyed handkerchief to be dried in front of a fan.

Chapter 3 – Kampung Batik

Chapter 4 – Culinary Session


Culture is a beautiful thing indeed with many aspects to dive deeper into, but if there is one thing that any culture enthusiasts cannot miss out on, it would be food. After taking a peek at Indonesia’s language, clothing, and history, it came the time to dig deeper into traditional Indonesian delicacies. Performed in the University of Ciputra’s culinary business laboratory and kitchen, INHA students partook in the making of 2 sorts of traditional Indonesian snacks: Klepon and Wedang.

Following a clear and concise explanation from one of the Culinary Business major’s lecturers, the students went straight into action on their respective cooking stations in teams. Eventually, through the wonders of crafting and the struggles to conform to unfamiliar methods, the students were able to cook their own wonderful and delicious versions of Klepon and Wedang, connecting more to Indonesian culture through the edge of their fingers and the tip of their tongues.

While in Bali, the students went to visit Lake of Beratan and Ulundanu temple, which is located in Bedugul. This place is not only popular for its temple and lake, but also for its breezy and chill atmosphere.

Its history is also something fascinating, build to worship goddess Danu. Danu means lake in Balinese language. Lake Beratan itself is the second biggest lake in Ball and helps the Bedugul villagers to water their rice fields.

While in this area the students are free to enjoy the scenery and remember it forever by taking endless amounts of pictures. While they were there, they were lucky to see some villagers performing the traditional ceremony.

Chapter 5 – Bedugul

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