Strategy Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor to Unite Multicultural Students

Bambang Setyo Utomo, Pawito Pawito



This study aims to find out how the strategy of education institutions in bringing together the multicultural students. Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor is an educational institution with a pesantren system where kyai is the central figure, the mosque as the central point that animates it. Santri-santri or students of Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor not only come from one region only, but come from various cities, islands, even also from neighboring countries. With its colorful origins, culture and race it automatically differs in behavior, nature and personality. So the strategy to overcome cultural differences is to be neutral. In addition the daily communication uses by english and arabic language and also for teachers are no exception. But on the other side of Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor does not eliminate the nature of love culture to its students, even introducing the cultures that exist in Indonesia or other countries by introducing them with various events and activities such as aneka ria nusantara, local language festivals, drama contest, stage fun, etc.

Keywords: Strategy, Multicultural, Communication, Culture

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