Clarissa Asha Febinia, who was given the Outstanding Student award from the 6 week cohort, will study Molecular Bioscience at the University of Sydney. She said, “I think it’s important that young Indonesians are made more aware of the Australia Award Scholarships. It will give young people something to work towards”.
A member of the 3 month cohort Sriadi Setyanto, heading to the University of Canberra, said that during the training, his group “learnt from lecturers and peers about time management, self-discipline, critical thinking, study group work, and English listening, reading, writing and speaking.” Sriadi hopes the training will help everyone to “accomplish the study in the universities with outstanding achievement and to come back for further involvement in developing our lovely country, Indonesia”.
The Australia Awards Scholarships recipients left for Australia in January 2014. Good luck to everyone, and as Ms Birdsey asked, make sure to “return with high marks, a positive attitude and new friends”.