Fulbright – An Example of Study Objective (2010) for Indonesian Applications

My friends in Indonesia asked me several questions dealing with how they should write a good Study Objective for Fulbright scholarship. For the purpose of sharing what I wrote for my application and helping them to achieve a better result for them, I decided to share my study objective in this blog. After learning and studying in … Continue reading Fulbright – An Example of Study Objective (2010) for Indonesian Applications

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Fulbright: Being a Scholar and a Student – An Indonesian EFL Perspective

Studying in the United States, especially as a person who carries the word "Fulbright", asks me to learn more than what I was required to do. In my understanding, being a Fulbright scholar is not easy. It needs a lot of efforts on the academic scope. Since I am a faculty member in Padang, West … Continue reading Fulbright: Being a Scholar and a Student – An Indonesian EFL Perspective

Fulbright: International Night 2012 – “Fusion of Cultures”

I found a great pleasure and an excitement when I involved in the event called as the International Night 2012 at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. This event was conducted as a way for the International Students and Scholars Services Officers to build and help students to engage together in one international activity. Coming from a country … Continue reading Fulbright: International Night 2012 – “Fusion of Cultures”

Madison, Wisconsin, July 19-22, 2012

"Well, how is life?" I remember this question was asked by a new person whom I met in the United States. I would reply that question by saying, "I am pretty good, how about you?" The same question with the same expected answer. However, after a year living in the United States, I am getting … Continue reading Madison, Wisconsin, July 19-22, 2012

Ramadhan dan Idul Fitri di Edwardsville, Amerika Serikat 2012

Pengalaman Ramadhan kali ini cukup berbeda dengan pengalaman Ramadhan yang biasanya saya alami sewaktu saya tinggal di Indonesia. Biasanya, saya pergi ke Mesjid Al-Hidayah yang lokasinya berada persis di dekat rumah, yakni hanya berjarak sekitar 50 meter saja. Cukup dengan jalan kaki, sampai menuju ke Mesjid. Postingan kali ini, saya akan berbagi pengalaman mengenai hal-hal … Continue reading Ramadhan dan Idul Fitri di Edwardsville, Amerika Serikat 2012