Looking Closer at International Exchange Students’ Lives at BINUS Northumbria School of Design

In an attempt to provide its students with global insight, BINUS Northumbria School of Design (BNSD) regularly conducts several international programs, and one of them is an exchange program. The exchange students in this program come from various countries all around the globe.

On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, we received an opportunity to chat with three of them – Poscha from France, Kim Van der Wall from the Netherlands, and Park So Eun from South Korea – at the Photography Room, BNSD fX Campus, Jakarta. All three of them are currently taking a Photography class in the BNSD Graphic Design and New Media (GDNM) program.

Being the first time in Indonesia for them – except for Park So Eun (it is her second time) – is actually fun and not so difficult since they are interested in exploring Asian culture, especially in Indonesia. “I decided to go to Indonesia because I really like the culture and I want to explore Asia,” Kim said.

Poscha, Kim, and So Eun said that they really enjoy studying Photography at BNSD. Aside from being fun and meeting new friends, they have learned many things about different people and their respective cultures as well.

The Photography class, they continued, is fun and enjoyable as well. They said that the lecturers are really open and always encourage them to create what they want so they can be really creative. They also learn different things every week. “This class isn’t boring, and the lecturers are really cool,” So Eun added.

They admitted that the Photography class has inspired them to take photography more seriously. In fact, they already have their future plans and personal projects related to photography.

“This class helps me to really love photography, so I think I will buy a new camera,” said Poscha, jokingly.