Special program is a program that is conducted for two weeks before the orientation week for new students begins at Almacrest International College (AIC). The new student intake of May 2019 will be participating in some interesting activities throughout the weeks, and at the same time to fill up their leisure time as well with educational excursions. Basically, the objective of this program is, to make students adapt with the new college environment, to make new friends before the start of the semester, and also for those students that live far from Kota Kinabalu (KK), to have a gist of areas around KK and be familiarised with the local spots.
The students will be visiting some of the engaging places in KK, for instance the newly built Sabah State Library, located at Tanjung Aru, right beside Perdana Park. Students also toured the iconic Sabah Museum for cultural and heritage exhibits. For classroom based activities, the College organised Basic computer skills classes, Grooming Session on how to be show up presentable and professional, conversational and interactive English classes as well as sports and indoor games are also some of the fun activities to engage with the students during their time with Almacrest in this special program.
Almacrest International College aims to give the best student lifestyle experience when students are here with us. We hope that the students enjoy their time in this College during extracurricular activities. To have a welcoming and comfortable environment is important as it will show how AIC warmly welcomes our students.
On top of all this, the new students will be able to learn the basic Mandarin and Tagalog languages through the Mandarin and Tagalog classes. The interesting part is, the current students of Almacrest will be the ones who will teach them and at the same time, they will be able to connect with each other as well and sharing their cultures and backgrounds. Moreover, for the Tagalog class, the AIC International student from Philippines will be teaching them which makes this program more interesting from a local’s point of view. The Student Representative Council (SRC) plays a big role in this program as they will be assisting the program coordination and to make sure that the new students feel happy and have a fun and productive time while they are in Almacrest.