Ohio University, the United States
Currently I have been working to complete my one-year MA program in Political
Science with a specialization in Comparative Politics at Ohio University, Athens, OH.
During my stay here in the US, I have been immersing myself in a variety of activities. I continue participating in student activities and writing for several mass media and
online publications, and recently I just attended the 11th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region at the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
Honolulu, organized by the East-West Center to present my research titled “Political
Parties and Religious Local Ordinances in Post-Suharto Indonesia”.
【Presenting about “Political Parties and Religious Local Ordinances” at the 11th Annual
International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) on the Asia Pacific Region organized
by the East-West Center (EWC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM),
Honolulu.(Feb 17-18, 2012).】
【Getting the conference certificate】
- About the Scholarship Program
The 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan has been greatly helpful in supporting
my study here in the US. With the help of the scholarship, along with graduate
assistantship from my university and other forms of financial supports from my
department, I have been able to pursue my graduate study without any worries.
- Message to people who are planning to study abroad
Studying abroad is always a good experience. What more important is not learning in
the classrooms, but learning from our own experience immersing and exposing
ourselves in someone else’s cultures and societies. At times, it may be difficult to go
overseas to study, but when there is a will, there is always a way (especially if you can
get generous support from sponsors/institutions like TOEFL for instance).