Let’s go aboard! – Let’s make dreams come true!

Going aboard? It seems to be 2 exciting words for me, maybe for you too. I wonder how it feels, living in the other country, having activity with the native society, learning there… it just sounds so good. It has been my dream since I was a little child. I wonder how I could go there someday. Maybe, I could just fly there with airplane, and then stay in a hotel. But I think it would costs a lot! It would be so expensive I guess. It will be so pathetic if I just spend my money to go aboard for a while and then I have to sell everything I have and have nothing in my father land country. It just so pathetic...
So I try to find some way to go aboard ‘cheaper’ hehe but it we need to do some tests of course. Actually there are a lot of programs for it but I’ll only write a few of it. The rest of it, you can find it by your self ^^v. Okay here we go!!!

1.       AFS Intercultural Programs
AFS is a non-profit international exchange organization for students and adults that operates in more than 50 countries, and organizes and supports intercultural learning experiences. Founded by volunteer ambulance drivers following WWII, and sustained to this day by an international cadre of tens of thousands of volunteers, AFS has transformed the lives of millions of students, families and individuals. You can participate in an AFS Program by becoming an exchange student, sending your daughter or son abroad, hosting an AFS Participant, or by volunteering. Whether you take part in a short program that lasts for a few weeks, or live with someone from another culture for a full year, our exchange programs provide you with a personal growth experience that will last for a lifetime. (from http://www.afs.org/about/about-afs/)
For Indonesian, you can visit http://www.bina-antarbudaya.info . There are some chapters (branch) for cities in Indonesia. For you who are in 10th grade, it’s your chance! Cause for the exchange, the applicants should be 10th grade. Don’t miss it guys!
2.       JENEYS JICE
The JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) is a project advanced by the Japanese government from the standpoint of providing a sound foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange.  For a five-year period since 2007, we are carrying out exchange programs aimed at promoting mutual understanding and friendly relations.  As one of the implementing organizations for this program, JICE (Japan International Cooperation Center) is in charge of conducting the program in cooperation with various local governments, schools, and international exchange organizations in each area. (taken from : http://sv2.jice.org/jenesys/e/about-jenesys/about-program/) The program has three types of specific projects: acceptance (invitation), dispatch, and exchange.
Yep, this is the exchange to JAPAN! Waaaaaa! I’m so excited with this hehe, how about you? Just visit http://sv2.jice.org/jenesys/e/ for further information and visit http://sv2.jice.org/jenesys/e/participate/ to apply. Gluck J
3.       Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership Exchange
The Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Exchange (IULX) offers high school students a practical, hands-on experience in environmental action planning and leadership development. This two-way exchange will focus on community activism to address local and regional environmental issues in the U.S. and Indonesia. The IULX initiative highlights young people as our future leaders and as valuable contributors to their communities. This initiative has three exciting phases in the United States and in Indonesia. Students will visit and learn about each other’s countries, live with local families, participate in leadership training and design and implement environmental improvement projects in their schools and communities. (taken from : http://www.legacyintl.org/our-programs/indonesia-u-s-youth-leadership-exchange/)
It’s an leadership youth exchange with the US. Gotta felling with this program? Just visit to http://www.legacyintl.org for further information. Or you can contact the US Embassy in Indonesia (for Indonesian). The Indonesian students will be selected by the CCEI team (Center for Civic Education Indonesia). Legacy, CCEI, and the U.S. Embassy choose particular schools in 2-3 cities in different regions of Indonesia from which students can apply for the scholarships. The regions and schools change each year, but only students at the selected schools can apply for the scholarship position. IIf a student from another school or region has independent funding, or if another funding organization or foundation wishes to sponsor additional students from any region, they should contact CCEI in Indonesia. Remember, it’s limited!
4.       ASEAN Youth Leadership Program
The ASEAN Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) began in 2010 in order to invite secondary school students and educators from across Indonesia to participate in a Southeast Asia focused Youth Leadership Program. The SEAYLP employs a highly interactive approach using workshops throughout a range of public and community settings. The participants engage with U.S. high schools, community organizations, youth groups, and community leaders with the goals of fostering civic participation and communicating the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Since the program’s creation, twenty students and educators have participated, representing hometowns such as Indramayu, Benjarmasin, Jayapura, and Bekasi. It’s hold by the US Embassy. But unfortunately, I haven’t find any further information about this.
5.       Indonesia English Language Study Program (IELSP) Scholarship
Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF) holds an Indonesia English Language Study Program (IELSP). It is a program that offers a chance to enroll in English Language Courses at prominent universities in the United States for a period of 8 (eight) weeks. The goal of this program is to improve the ability of participant’s English language, especially in English for Academic Purposes. Other than that, participants will have the chance to learn intimately the people and culture of the United States. IELSP participants will join the immersion program where they will mix with other participants from other nations and countries. Within this program, participants will not only learn the English language, but they will also join various cultural programs that will enrich their experience. (from : http://jakarta.usembassy.gov/scholarship/ielsp-scholarship.html) It also holds by the US Embassy. For applying and further information, go visit http://www.iief.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=8.
6.       The Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program
It provides scholarships for high school students (15-17 years of age) from countries with significant Muslim populations, including Indonesia, to spend up to one academic year in the United States. YES students live with host families, attend high school, engage in activities to learn about America, acquire leadership skills, and help educate Americans about their countries and cultures. In 2007, YES Abroad was established to provide a similar experience for U.S. students (15-18 years of age) in selected YES countries. Yayasan Bina Antarbudaya, along with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, manages the YES program in Indonesia. It’s held by the US Embassy (again). Feel excited? Just visit http://bina-antarbudaya.infohttp://yesprograms.org  or http://jakarta.usembassy.gov/scholarship/yes-program.html
7.       Global Youth Village
It’s one of the Legacy International’s programs. The Global Youth Village offers teen summer programs that focus on intercultural communication and community action. Morning workshops focus on living your life as a peace builder, on living your life as a social innovator and on living your life as a global citizen. The youth delve into topics and explore customs, traditions and hardships of their peers around the world. Participants develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and an expansive world view which stays with them for life. It’s sounds so good, rite? So if you feel excited, apply for it! Visit http://www.globalyouthvillage.org/ for further information J

Okay guys, that’s all I wanna post about the going aboard program. Feel so excited? Just apply for it and make your dreams come true. Remember, to join these programs there are several conditions and tests that we should through to get it. But, don’t worry if you can dream it than you can do it. Come on! Prepare your self to make your dreams come true! Don’t waste your time or you’ll regret it! Wish us luck J Keep eating, keep breathing, keep walking, keep action, keep believing, keep dreaming, keep realizing, keep praying and keep moving on and keep…… *I don’t know what to write* See youuuu!


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