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Overseas students, professionals help RI youth go global

  • Budi Sutrisno

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 15 2020   /  01:00 am
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Thirty-six Indonesian students and professionals living all around the world grouped under the nonprofit organization Indonesia Mengglobal (IM) are empowering their compatriots to pursue their education and careers abroad. Founded by Indonesian students at Stanford University in the United States in 2012, the organization believes many Indonesians have the potential to study at world class universities but lack access to information and mentorship with regard to applications and financial assistance. Members of the organization in Indonesia, Sweden, France, the US and Singapore curate relevant information from fellow Indonesians who have studied and worked abroad and publish their stories on the group’s website. “We have published more than 1,400 articles, with more than 800 contributors writing for us,” IM event and partnership director Edwin Chandra said duri...