Supported by scholarships from the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, and led by Professor Hugh Bigsby, its purpose is to introduce students to Indonesian culture, language, and business.
They use this knowledge to develop ideas for import and export opportunities between New Zealand and Indonesia.
National media in Indonesia have so far covered the group attending a cooking class to learn about Indonesian food as well as their visits to local villages to learn about local “economic empowerment”.
The students have dined with the New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr. Trevor Matheson, and the Honorary Consul of New Zealand in Surabaya, Mr Harry Sunogo, as well as a number of local businesses with New Zealand links.
The programme has now moved to Brawijaya University in Malang for two weeks, before a final two weeks in Bogor at Bogor Agriculture University.
The first trip to Indonesia was in November 2016, while another Lincoln group has visited China.
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