Thursday, March 7, 2019 the Study Program of Arabic Education (PBA) received the visit of a professor from the United States, Prof. Dr. Dustin Cowell. Prof. Cowell is a professor of Arabic language and literature from Wisconsin University at Madison. His arrival was welcomed by the Head of the Program (Kaprodi), Dr. H. Faisal Mubarak Seff, Lc, M.A. In such a precious occasion, Prof. Cowell expressed his happiness because he was able to visit the Arabic study program at the Postgraduate College of UIN Antasari. The PBA study program took an advantage of his visit by holding an international seminar on Arabic studies, with him as the main speaker.
In his comments, the Kaprodi hoped that by bringing native speakers, the seminar’s participants can learn a lot. That’s so because attendance of the seminar came from various groups of students, lecturers, teachers, practitioners and lovers of Arabic. The Kaprodi said that this activity would give a good impact to the accreditation of PBA Study Program, which had been wishing that the PBA study program would get an A in the accreditation grade. In general, the seminar had attracted a large number of participants as those attending it amounted over a hundred of students and lecturers from around the campus.