Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Listing stuff that I want so bad!

Okay, the idea comes at glance when I saw the blog of my junior whose saying that he really want to get a Lomo Camera. I was inspired, why don't I do the same? I could write down stuff that I want so bad in a list! That'd be great, so then I could just check which one is the most important and maybe, if someone nice out there read the list, he/she can help me to get those stuff :D

Anyway, here are some of the most wanted items of mine (for now):

--> Buku "Habibie & Ainun" by B.J. Habibie.
--> Samsung GALAXY Si9000
--> Tie dye T-Shirt
--> New pair of blue jeans
--> New shoes, Parachutte maybe?
--> Jaket Batik from Batik Distro
--> iPad :D
--> "Eden in the Eas" by Oppenheimer
--> "Sophie's World" by Gardner
--> Flight ticket to Thailand-Cambodia :P
--> Earphones (the old one has broken)
--> TOEFL or IELTS book
--> New bag! I found a cool red velvet bag last week
--> Hats!
--> A bike. LOL
--> New fan. This one is lame

Hmm. I think that's all (for now). Who want to help me marking the list? ;)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Info Beasiswa dan Exchange Program for those of You who Desperately Looking Everywhere to get One :P

I.Exchange Program to University of Adelaide!

The University of Adelaide has Endevaour Student Exchange Awards, each worth A$ 5.000 for UGM students to spend a semester as an exchange student at the University of Adelaide transferable to UGM degree.


Undergraduate students in all UGM Faculties, and currently studying at their 3rd – 6th semester
Have a GPA at least 3.00
Have an IELTS score of at least 6.0, with a minimum Writing and Speaking 5.5 or
TOEFL paper based test score of at least 550, with a minimum of 4.0 in Test of Written English or TOEFL CBT score of at least 213, with a minimum of 4.0 in Essay
Be nominated by Kantor Urusan International at UGM

The University of Adelaide is a leading university. It is ranked 73rd in the world and 4th in Australia in the Times Higher Education World.

There are five faculties, offering undergraduate programs in the following areas:
Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences: Computer science, Engineering, mathematics
Health Sciences: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology
Humanities and Social Sciences: history, politics, humanities
Profession: Architecture, business, economics, education, law
Sciences: agriculture, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, molecular science, physics, veterinary science

The areas in which you can study are shown here

The scholarship will meet nearly all your costs for one semester, but you will need to find about Rp. 9 – 10 million. International students can work up to 20 hours per week. The minimum hourly pay rate in Australia is $15 per hour for workers 21 years or older.

Required Documents

Surat Pencalonan Fakultas
Letter of enrollment from Faculty
Academic Transcript in English (GPA minimum 3.00)
TOEFL / IELTS certificate
Application Form (

Submit two copies of your documents to Office of Internatioanl Affairs UGM no later than 31 March 2011.

II.2012 – 2013 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Global UGRAD

The Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U. S. Department of State, is pleased to announce a new exchange program for undergraduate students-the 2012 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global UGRAD Program provides scholarships for one semester or one academic year of U.S. Study in a NON-DEGREE Program. The goals of the program are to provide a diverse group of emerging student leaders, from non-elite and underrepresented groups in Indonesia and East Asia.

All global UGRAD Program participants will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate course work chosen from the institution’s (US) existing curriculum to allow students ample opportunity for ongoing interaction with U.S. Faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture..

To ensure that students succeed in their new academic environments, host institutions will offer tailored instruction on topics including academic research and writing, critical thinking, time management, note taking, and studying for and taking tests. Participants will live on campus with American peers.

Students will also be provided with opportunities to participate in up to ten hours of community service per semester. Additionally, an internship component will be offered to all academic-year participants during the academic component of the program. Internships will be related to each participant’s field of study and/or career plans.

Participants may be eligible for up to 4 weeks of intensive English Language instruction in the United States prior to the start of academic portion of their program.


Scholarships will be granted to students who currently are enrolled in S-1 degree programs only, and have completed their first semester and up to their firth semester of undergraduate study at an Indonesian university.
Applicants should demonstrate leadership potential through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
Applicants must have minimum institutional TOEFL score of 500-score or IELTS 5.0 less than two years old. In some cases a personal interview by a fluent qualified Native English Speaker who can confirm that the nominee would be able to achieve that score when tested is acceptable. Candidates must also meet all the requirements of the institution where admission is being sought.
Preference will be given to those who have had little or NO experience in the U.S. or outside of their home countries.
Applications can be for either for one semester or two semesters based on nominee’s availability. No applications should be submitted for both one semester and full year programs.
Applicants are required to return to Indonesia after the completion of the one or two semester program.

Submission of Applications

An original application and two copies should be submitted to the address below by: November 1, 2011

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)
Gedung Balai Pustaka Lt. 6
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4, Jakarta 10720
Tel. 021- 3452016

Applications are available at the AMINEF offices or can also be downloaded from AMINEF website at

For additional information, contact

We do not accept email applications. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to American Indonesian Exchange Foundation.

III.Beasiswa Indonesia English Language Study Program (IELSP) 2011

Indonesia English Language Study Program adalah program beasiswa yang menawarkan kesempatan untuk mengikuti kursus Bahasa Inggris di universitas-universitas di Amerika Serikat selama 8 (delapan) minggu. Program ini merupakan beasiswa penuh, dan peserta tidak dipungut biaya apapun. Penerima beasiswa akan ditanggung seluruh biaya kecuali biaya pembuatan paspor.

Program ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kemampuan Bahasa Inggris peserta, khususnya dalam English for Academic Purposes. Selain itu, peserta akan memiliki kesempatan untuk mempelajari secara langsung kebudayaan dan masyarakat Amerika Serikat karena peserta akan mengikuti program immersion dalam kelas internasional dimana mereka akan bergabung dengan peserta lain dari berbagai bangsa dan negara. Dalam program ini, peserta tidak hanya akan belajar Bahasa Inggris, namun juga akan mengikuti berbagai program kultural yang akan memberikan pengalaman yang sangat berharga.

IELSP terbuka untuk mereka yang berumur 19 – 24 tahun dan masih aktif sebagai mahasiswa S1 minimal tahun ketiga (semester 5 keatas) di perguruan tinggi mana pun di Indonesia dari berbagai jurusan. Pendaftar juga harus memiliki kemampuan Bahasa Inggris yang baik yang ditunjukkan dengan nilai TOEFL® baik International TOEFL® atau TOEFL® ITP minimal 450. Peserta terpilih juga harus bersedia untuk meninggalkan kuliah di tanah air selama 8 minggu karena akan mengikuti kursus intensif di Amerika Serikat selama waktu tersebut.


berumur 19 – 24 tahun, dan aktif sebagai mahasiswa S1 minimal tahun ketiga (semester 5 keatas) di perguruan tinggi manapun diseluruh Indonesia (BELUM DINYATAKAN LULUS/MENEMPUH SIDANG KELULUSAN)
memiliki kemampuan Bahasa Inggris yang baik yang ditunjukkan dengan nilai TOEFL® baik International TOEFL® atau TOEFL® ITP minimal 450 (bukan Prediction Test)
memiliki prestasi akademik yang baik
aktif dalam berbagai kegiatan atau organisasi
memiliki komitmen penuh untuk segera kembali ke tanah air segera setelah program ini selesai
tidak memiliki pengalaman belajar di Amerika Serikat atau negara lain selain Indonesia
memiliki sifat-sifat: aktif, mandiri, bertanggung jawab, percaya diri dan berpikiran luas.
Menguasai computer

Cara Pendaftaran

Untuk mendaftar, dapat mengambil formulir di kantor Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), Menara Imperium Lt. 28 Suite B, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav 1, Jakarta 12980. Formulir juga dapat di-download dari website IIEF di Formulir boleh di fotokopi.
Dokumen yang harus disertakan dalam formulir pendaftaran
Pendaftar harus melampirkan dokumen-dokumen berikut dalam formulir pendaftaran yang telah dilengkapi:

1 (satu) buah pasfoto berwarna ukuran 4×6
1 (satu) buah fotokopi Kartu Identitas (KTP)
1 (satu) buah surat keterangan resmi dari universitas bahwa yang bersangkutan masih aktif terdaftar di universitas tersebut
transkrip nilai dari semester 1
1 (satu) buah fotokopi Ijazah SMA (tidak perlu diterjemahkan)
1 (satu) buah fotokopi Daftar Nilai Ujian SMA (tidak perlu diterjemahkan)
1 (satu) buah Surat Referensi dari dosen di universitas – menggunakan form khusus yang terlampir dalam Formulir Pendaftaran. Form Referensi yang telah dilengkapi harap dimasukkan kedalam amplop tertutup dan disertakan bersama Formulir Pendaftaran yang telah dilengkapi. Surat Referensi dari Dosen
Matakuliah Bahasa Inggris lebih baik.
1 (satu) buah fotokopi nilai TOEFL® (International TOEFL® atau TOEFL®ITP)
Institutional TOEFL® adalah paper-based TOEFL® yang berskala institusional atau nasional yang biasanya banyak dipergunakan untuk melamar pekerjaan atau melamar beasiswa di dalam negeri. Materi yang di test terdiri dari: Listening, Structure dan Reading.

Tes TOEFL® ITP harus dilakukan sebelum tanggal dateline tetapi hasil TOEFL® ITP dapat disertakan setelah tanggal dateline. Kemudian pada aplikasi di halaman 4, diisi dengan pilihan bahwa masih menunggu hasil TOEFL® ITP (I am currently still waiting for my TOEFL.s6reg; score) dan dicantumkan tanggal, bulan dan tahun ujian serta test center tempat ujian TOEFL® ITP.

Untuk informasi mengenai tempat ujian TOEFL® ITP dapat menghubungi Indonian International Education Foundation (IIEF) di no telepon (021)-8317330 atau

Fotocopy nilai transkrip wajib dilegalisir tetapi tidak harus diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris. Surat aktif kuliah tidak harus diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris tetapi disertai cap dan tanda tangan dari pihak universitas.

Pengisian formulir aplikasi sebaiknya diketik tetapi diperbolehkan diisi dengan tulisan tangan. Formulir yang telah dilengkapi dan disertai oleh dokumen persyaratan dialamatkan ke:


Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
Menara Imperium Lt. 28 Suite B
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 1 Kuningan
Jakarta 12980
(harap menuliskan IELSP di sudut kiri atas amplop)

Untuk Gelombang IX, formulir yang telah dilengkapi dan disertai oleh dokumen persyaratan harus diterima oleh IIEF paling lambat tanggal 10 Januari 2011.

Seseorang tidak perlu sudah memiliki paspor dan visa Amerika Serikat untuk bisa mendaftar. Jika terpilih, peserta akan diberikan waktu untuk mengurus paspor. Visa Amerika Serikat akan diurus oleh IIEF sebelum keberangkatan. Perhatian: Penerima beasiswa dijadualkan untuk berangkat ke Amerika Serikat pada bulan Juni dan Oktober 2011 (catatan: keputusan hasil seleksi tidak dapat diganggu gugat).

Untuk informasi dapat menghubungi:
Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF)
Menara Imperium Lt. 28 Suite B
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 1 Kuningan Jakarta 12980
Telp: 021 – 831 7330,Fax: 021 – 831 7331 (pada jam kerja)

Give a try guys, don't be afraid! Good luck ;)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Once in my lifetime, when It'll never come to the End

Three years had passed since the day I arrived on the United States of America. As an exchange student of Youth Exchange & Study program, I was so proud to introduce my own country amidst the American life. Indonesia is not widely known there, except for small ammount of people who followed the news about Obama and his childhood in Jakarta. In fact, I got to struggle with two main things in the same time; first is struggling with my identity as a teenager, and the second is facing new culture that required boldness. From the day I entered the States I realize that I’ll be someone else after experiencing that amazing year.

And here I am right now.

I dare to say that without becoming an exchange student of YES my life won’t turn me into who I am right now. Being part of this program is one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I'm so grateful to be part of World Class Citizen.

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – JFK, American 35th US President (1961-63), 1917-1963)