Sunday, August 24, 2014

Welcome to Denmark!

Hi Everyone!

So it's been sometimes since i haven't wrote anything in this blog due to several circumstances in my life (too formal, i know). But seriously, there are things going on in my life right now, maybe i've mentioned it before in previous posts (or maybe not). 

But anyway, i have been accepted to one of top 100 universities in the world, and top 50 in Europe, Aarhus University (QS World University Ranking). I, myself, with 2 other students from Universitas Bakrie got accepted in this University. Probably some of you are asking how could someone from, well, a pretty much young campus in Indonesia, got accepted in this big University, not to mention, with a full scholarship? YES, full scholarship. One word, AWESOME. 

This all started when you have intention. Intention to find yourself to have a brighter future. How so? I know, when most of you graduated from college or your Bachelor degree, you'll find yourself some, well, enjoyment, the feeling of relieves. But don't get stuck too long with that feeling, cause you still have to find a job, doing many other things, etc. At this stage, i found myself also stuck for a couple of months, working in a great place called @america (awesome place to work), until i realise, i have to aim something higher in my life, out of my comfort zone. Yes, seeing the world. I know, some of you might think it's suppose to be education. But i'd say, see the whole world is the highest aim, one of the way is through education. Lucky me, Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah SWT, i got both things at the same time, going to Europe while getting my MSc. 

So, I graduated on January 2014 from Bakrie University with very satisfying result, i must say for a lazy person as myself, with my full scholarship program granted by Bakrie Enterprises. On March i got a call from my mentor telling me that there is full scholarship program offered by a University in Denmark. And i said, sure! i'll try it. So i asked my best friend Amandari, who's also from Bakrie University, to try it. Right away, we collected every document we need for the application, big credit goes to Pak Tony (our Dean and my thesis supervisor in Bakrie Univ.) and Pak Deddy (our head of program at a time) for helping us. We made an account and submit our applications together, while at the same time we were also applying for universities in UK with LPDP scholarship program. Then two months later, on May, we got acceptance letter from Aarhus University plus the scholarship offer from the university. Also Kak Alfan, who i knew very well from Debate club in Bakrie University, also got in! Wow! We were so happy and confuse at the same time. We were thinking, "What? Denmark? Are we going to Denmark?". At same time, we also got acceptance letter from Birmingham University in UK. We didn't know what to do. It was like a dream for us. What do we have to do??
So after a long talks, big consideration, Q&A sessions with seniors, i finally decided to choose Aarhus University. Big step, i know. But it all required a big turn out. We found it'll be more fascinating for us with a big bucket of experience, to go to Denmark and spend two years of Master program, rather than only spending one year in UK. Don't get me wrong, cause UK is awesome and it's always my dream to go there, but it all come to a decision. Two years is a long time, and i have to leave everything behind, including my family, my boyfriend, my friends, everything. But i'm sure, God has created something big for me in the future and i've decided a way to reach it. Remember, don't leave it all to God, but it all has to come to your choice of path.

So, this is our choice :)

Ghina - Amandari - Alfan

Don't worry, I'm gonna post TONS of picture of our activities in Denmark. To see our video, Click play below, or go to 


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