Empowering Future-Ready Graduates Through Malaysian Tropical Educational Experience Summer School

Abstract

UTM Malaysian Tropical Educational Experience (MyTREE) is a fascinating two to three weeks of comprehensive summer school program dedicated to sharing and experiencing the richness of multicultural diversities in the state of Johor, Malaysia. This program offers interesting courses with a wide range application related to the tropical environment, introduction to Malaysian local community background, heritage and tradition. MyTREE incorporates theory and practice blended with the local culture and social activities which creates and lead to reciprocal partnership through which participants exchange ideas, share experience, discover new knowledge and establish a network. Modules included lectures, seminars, group work as well as excursions and field trips to several interesting areas of interest in the country of Malaysia Truly Asia. Participants learned new, outside of the classroom experience and enjoy the dexterous hands–on experience by participating in beautiful diversity of Malaysian culture. A different approach by using 21st century new academia in UTM MyTREE has given a positive impact on a participant’s understanding in adapting themselves into a new environment which lead to high demand in career possibilities.