Selamat datang! Welcome! Let’s learn a new language while experiencing the cultural diversity of Malaysia via KEBAYA*. KEBAYA is the Malay acronym for  Kem Bahasa dan Budaya which  translates to Language and Cultural Camp.

Programme Synopsis

This is a two-week programme designed by our experts to provide an immersive Malaysian cultural experience to international participants who are interested in:


  • learning a second or third/ another language;
  • interacting and engaging with Malaysians; and
  • experiencing Malaysia’s unique and diverse culture.


Most activities will take place on campus  with excursions to nearby places of interest.



KEBAYA’s immersive programme will include the following:

  • Learning a different language of your choice (e.g. Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil, Japanese or French)
  • Learning about and savouring local dishes (e.g. Nasi Lemak, Capati, Dim Sum)
  • Learning how to play Malaysian traditional games (e.g. Galah Panjang, Sepak Raga)
  • Learning about Malaysian traditional dances and martial arts (e.g. Zapin, Joget, Silat)


Although there is a set programme, participants may request for a tailor-made package to suit different requirements.


Teaching & Learning Method

KEBAYA employs a learner-centred approach with fun-filled hands-on practical activities conducted by experienced instructors. Participants will be assigned to a dedicated local buddy throughout their stay who will be their peer guide. Typically, participants will take part in games, competitive, interactive and creative individual and group tasks. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect on their learning experiences on assigned social media platform.



KEBAYA is available throughout the year upon request.



Participants will stay at Scholar’s Inn – an on campus accommodation at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor. Scholar’s Inn provides twin-sharing apartment with free wi-fi.



International Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with valid passport and visa (if required)



Only USD1000 per participant for a two-week programme. The programme will commence with the minimum number of fifteen (15) participants.

Fee includes course materials, accommodation (twin-sharing), transportation (for excursions), excursions and airport pickup*.

*The ground arrangement is only applicable via Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru, Johor. Arrangement from Changi Airport Singapore to UTM will incur additional charges per person.

Registration Information & Payment Procedure

Open all year round.



Mr Lokman Hafiz bin Asary –

Assistant Coordinator:

Dr Kang Myoung Sook –


1. Dr Zaliza binti Mohd Nasir –

2. Cik Nur Hazwani binti Mohd Muhridza –

3. Pn Linda a/p Prapagara –

4. En Ghazali bin Bunari –

5. En Muhammad Zaid bin Muhammad Shafie –

6. Puan Johana binti Jobil –

7. Pn. Hafilah binti Zainal Abidin –