|George Town, 14 August 2018 – Studying abroad might be among the biggest dreams for many tertiary students who want to absorb different cultural experiences and|
gain new critical and creative thinking styles in the process.
KDU Penang University College (KDU Penang) has made it a reality for its students to as part of its overseas study and student mobility programme. Six students pursuing their Bachelor of Interior Architecture degrees here went to RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, for two weeks from July 22 to Aug 4, 2018.
The adventure was part of the students’ course subject called “Travelling Studio”, in which they worked with the laboratories to develop design thoughts and produced real-life issues’ artwork.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to explore ourselves and exchange ideas in interior design with other international students,” said student Lim Wan Yee. “We were given a project to redesign the 10th floor of RMIT design hub to create an ambience that would enhance critical thinking, presentation skills and bring inspiration for unique designs. We exchanged ideas with other nationalities of students in RMIT University. We created good relationships with them. We are still in contact with
some of them till now,” said Lim.
The head of the School of Built Environment, KDU Penang, Syed Fahmi, went with the students to RMIT University.
“As a whole, the students were exposed to life as an international student in Australia. Other than new insights into interior design, the students experienced the public transport, cooking at home, working with Australians and other nationalities students,” said Syed Fahmi.
KDU Penang provides holistic education and creates more opportunity for the students to become more flexible and multi-skilled to hit the ground running.