Going Abroad??

Janette Suherli May 3rd, 2013

Outline
1. Schools and Meetings
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Common terms Basic questions Where to look? Beware! Whats and wheres

2. Scholarships

3. What do we need?

1. Schools and Meetings

Common Terms

Summer/Winter School: academic sessions held during specific time (in summer/winter), intended for supplementary or remedial study
Meetings Conferences Events where people gather and hold discussions Held on a smaller scale Have fewer participants More formal, compare to meetings Larger number of participants, spread over several days Multilateral organizations

Sometimes consist of homogenous groups

1. Schools and Meetings

Basic Questions
1.What is your purpose? 2.What outcome do you expect to get?

1. Schools and Meetings

Basic Questions
1.What is your purpose? 2.What outcome do you expect to get?

IT IS NOT A VACATION!

1. Schools and Meetings

Where to look?
1.The Canadian Astronomy Data Center www1.cadc-ccda.hia-iha.nrccnrc.gc.ca/meetings/ 2.Google!

1. Schools and Meetings

Beware!
1.Expected participants (Local? Regional? International?) 2.Required background 3.Application requirements 4.Funding

1. Schools and Meetings

Beware!
1.Expected participants (Local? Regional? International?) 2.Required background 3.Application requirements 4.Funding

IT IS NOT A VACATION!

2. Scholarships

What is it?
1.Scholarship 2.Grant 3.Fellowship 4.Internship 5.Student loan

Financial Aid

2. Scholarships

What is it?
1.Scholarship: financial award given to eligible person 2.Grant: cash award as exchange for (research) work 3.Fellowship: awarded to pursuer of higher degrees of education 4.Internship: opportunity to work within an institution 5.Student loan: financial assistance that has to be repaid

2. Scholarships

Where to go?
1.Indonesia 2.Asia 3.Europe 4.USA/Canada 5.Austalia/New Zealand

2. Scholarships

Where and what to look?
1.Indonesia 2.Asia 3.Europe 4.USA/Canada 5.Austalia/New Zealand

2. Scholarships

Where and what to look?
1.Indonesia 2.Asia 3.Europe 4.USA/Canada 5.Austalia/New Zealand

GOOGLE! ;)

2. Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarship

All you need to know: http://www.aminef.or.id/fulbright /index.php/7-news/49indonesian-program

3. What do we need? Recommendation Letter

Who to ask?

3. What do we need?

English Proficiency Test
1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) → used to test university students www.ets.org/toefl 2. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) → used mostly by corporations / global workplace www.ets.org/toeic 3. IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) → similar to TOEFL, put out by Cambridge University www.ielts.org

3. What do we need?

iBT vs ITP
TOEFL iBT TOEFL internet-Based Test Official test administered by ETS and universally accepted Always new Valid for two years Vary by country, ID: USD 175 TOEFL ITP TOEFL Institutional Testing Program Administered by the institution Copy of the previous official test (paper-based) Not an official score Vary by the institution, relatively inexpensive

3. What do we need?

Essays
1. Personal Statement: asserts life experiences and their impacts toward the ongoing condition
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Previous educations Practical experiences Special interests

2. Study/Research objectives: explicates recent conditions the base for future plans
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Major and specialized field of interest Professional experiences Future objectives Career plans

Thank you

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