EM Coaching Consultation 2010

Pada 24 Juli 2010 kemarin, bersamaan dengan acara pelepasan dan pembekalan (yang lazim disebut sebagai acara pre-departure) Erasmus Mundus awardee 2010 yang segera akan berangkat untuk memulai studinya di Eropa, telah dilaksanakan juga sebuah acara bagi mereka yang juga mendaftar untuk EM 2010, tetapi masih berada di daftar cadangan (reserve list). Acara ini diberi nama EM Coaching Consultation (EMCC) dan diselenggarakan atas prakarsa student dan alumni Erasmus Mundus, bekerja sama dengan Delegasi Uni Eropa untuk Indonesia.

Acara yang berlangsung selama setengah hari ini (13:00-17:00) diikuti oleh 32 dari 107 nama yang terdaftar di Reserve List 2010. Dari 32 orang yang mendaftar untuk ikut serta, 3 orang berpindah ke Main List beberapa hari sebelum EMCC dilaksanakan.

Format acara ini dibuat santai melalu diskusi bebas. Peserta diizinkan untuk bertanya berbagai hal kepada student/alumni yang hadir. Mengingat jumlah EMMC yang banyak, lebih dari 100 program, memang tidak semua EMMC memiliki perwakilan yang hadir pada acara ini. Kondisi ini disiasati dengan melakukan pengelompokkan berdasarkan bidang EMMC, yang membantu peserta untuk dapat bertemu dan berdiskusi dengan student/alumni dari bidang yang sama.

Pada acara ini, diadakan juga diskusi mengenai penulisan CV dan motivation letter dengan menggunakan contoh aktual dari CV dan motivation letter yang di-share oleh para penulisnya. Dengan berbicara dengan beberapa student/alumni, diharapkan para peserta mendapatkan masukan dari berbagai sudut pandang, baik dari mereka yang satu bidang, maupun mereka yang berasal dari bidang yang lain, untuk pada akhirnya merumuskan suatu bentuk kerangka motivation letter dan CV yang cocok untuk diterapkan pada kondisi mereka masing-masing.

Melihat antusias yang sangat besar dan feedback yang positif dari peserta yang hadir, ada kemungkinan bahwa acara serupa akan diselenggarakan dalam waktu-waktu mendatang, untuk kalangan yang lebih luas atau untuk kalangan umum. Nantikan pengumumannya, di halaman utama blog ini https://emundus.wordpress.com/.

Bila anda ingin tim Erasmus Mundus datang ke universitas/event anda untuk memberi informasi mengenai beasiswa Erasmus Mundus dan peluang apa saja yang ditawarkan, silahkan hubungi kami di indoem.contact (at) gmail.com. Tidak ada biaya apapun yang akan kami kenakan pada anda. Mohon pemberitahuannya diberitahukan sesegera mungkin (minimal 1 bulan di muka untuk acara di luar Pulau Jawa).

Informasi lain: Delegasi Uni Eropa untuk Indonesia akan mengadakan The 2nd European Higher Education Fair di Jakarta pada 9-10 Oktober 2010. Pada event ini, anda dapat mengunjungi booth Uni Eropa dan bertemu dengan para student/alumni EM juga mendapatkan berbagai informasi, tips, dan suvenir menarik selama pameran. Info lebih lengkap akan diberikan di blog ini dalam waktu mendatang, atau anda juga bisa melihat di http://www.ehefjakarta.org/

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Erasmus Mundus Society Care III

The last week-end in April 2010 became one of the most exhilarating week for Indonesian EMA members when they hold their networking event, titled Erasmus Mundus Society Care III: Giving back to the environment.

The idea of Erasmus Mundus Society Care (EMSC) dated back to January 2010, when several Indonesian EM alumni took initiative to organize two social events for orphanage community in Bandung and Jakarta. Both events ran smoothly and attained support from The Delegation of European Union to Indonesia and various donors coming from the professional network of the alumni.

EMA Networking Event (EMANE) is a scheme provided by EMA to to enhance communication among EMA members from different Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMCs), including students and alumni from different years of the same EMMC.

Erasmus Mundus Society Care III: Giving back to the environment was organized by using EMANE scheme. It was scheduled for two days: 24-25 April 2010 at Pramuka island which is located approximately one and a half hour boat trip from Jakarta harbor. There were 16 alumni from 2005-2008 year of entry that joined this event.

On the first day, the alumni went for snorkeling to observe the coral reef community around Pramuka island as the basis for the coral reef restoration activity that would be done the next day. As home of the third world’s total corals, Indonesian archipelago has suffered extremely from fishing and bleaching due to climate change.

At night, the alumni gathered for the networking event. Various topics were discussed, among them were: the relation between the country and SEA chapter, EM promotional events to remote/rural areas, cooperation with other scholarships’ alumni, idea of doing coaching-clinic sometime in the second half of 2010, etc.

On the second day, the alumni went for the main activity of the theme “giving back to the environment”. The first one was sea turtles conservation where they release 3-month old baby turtles to their natural habitat. The second one was mangrove plantation. The re-plantation of mangrove can conserve the ecology and resume the initial function on mangrove forest in the ecology. The third one was coral reef restoration which provides shelter for most of the marine species yielding tons of resources for fishery.

This kind of networking event combined with real-life activities such as environment restoration gave unforgettable experiences for the alumni. In addition, the bond and network between the participants became much stronger which will benefit Erasmus Mundus, EMA, and the alumni itself for future cooperation.

EM Society Care I and II – giving back to the community

EM Society Care adalah kegiatan sosial yang digagas oleh beberapa alumni beasiswa Erasmus Mundus (EM) di Indonesia. Bentuk pelaksanaan dari kegiatan sosial ini bisa bermacam-macam, seperti: kunjungan ke panti asuhan, edukasi masyarakat tentang climate change, dan berbagai kegiatan lainnya.

Pada tanggal 2 Januari 2010 kemarin, kegiatan pertama EM Society Care sudah diluncurkan. Bertempat di Panti Asuhan Nurul Ihsan (Jl Mekar Manah No. 7 Bandung), 7 orang alumni EM yang sudah menyelesaikan studi masing-masing di Eropa, melakukan kunjungan dengan misi untuk berbagi cerita, mimpi,  dan pengalaman kepada para anak asuh untuk berani bermimpi, tidak mudah menyerah menghadapi tantangan yang ada, dan bangkit untuk mengubah masa depan mereka.

Acara sharing dilanjutkan dengan makan siang bersama, kemudian nonton bersama film SANG PEMIMPI di salah satu bioskop di Bandung.

Foto-foto untuk kegiatan ini bisa dilihat di sini.

Melalui acara-acara semacam ini, EMA (Erasmus Mundus Student & Alumni Association) berharap dapat memberikan kontribusi nyata ke bangsa Indonesia dalam berbagai penerapan bidang ilmu hasil studi mereka di Eropa.

Event ini adalah event pertama dari serangkaian event EM Society Care yang akan diadakan di kota-kota lainnya di Indonesia selama tahun 2010 ini.

Anda tertarik untuk berpartisipasi dan turut serta?
Hubungi kami di indoem.contact@gmail.com

The story of EHEF 2009, Bangkok

Written by: Netta (SEFOTECH.NUT, 2007 EM awardee)

She will be the presenter of Erasmus Mundus in Holland Education Fair in Yogyakarta, 10 November 2009 –> check this link

Friday (30 October 2009)

Iqbal and I were flying from Jakarta on Friday morning. We arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Since the immigration queue were quite long, it took us sometime before we cleared the immigration and went to our hotel. PeWe, Danang, and Yansen’s flight were later that day.

I met my old classmate during my EM days, Palm, so after checked in our rooms, the three of us went to have dinner. Well, actually it was a late lunch, none of us were having lunch. On our way, we met Ton, another Thai EM-ers. He then guide us to Siam Paragon, the venue where the EHEF 2009 will be held. All of us walked to Asoke BTS (Bangkok Transit System) Station and took the BTS to Siam Station. The Mall has connecting bridge with the BTS station. There we were, had dinner, sipped the greentea and walked around the mall.

When we came back, it turn out that PeWe, Danang, and Yansen were already arrived. Since they haven’t had dinner, we all agreed to go out again and find some food. Nobody had an idea where we would go to get dinner. “Why don’t we go to Suan Lum Night Bazaar?” said I. That’s the only place I know. We took taxi there (yeah, the taxi were expensive, coz none of us know the market price). PeWe, Danang, and Yansen had dinner, while me and Iqbal were drooling. OK, that’s too much 😛

Since Iqbal and I already had dinner we only order some juices. After dinner we walked around the Night Bazaar and do some souvenirs hunting. It turns out the guys (except Danang) had better ability on bargaining things. Lesson’s learned. Next time, let those guys do the bargaining. 😛

Finished with shopping, we realized that all of us still want to do some adventurous journey. We took Tuk-tuk back to the hotel. (I hope the reader will stop their imagination at this point! Five of us in 1 Tuk-tuk). To be honest, none of us considering having small size. So yeah… there we go. Ho ho ho.

Saturday (31 October 2009)

Saturday morning, D-Day, all of the EMA-SEAers wearing blue EU T-shirts. After breakfast we all met at the hotel lobby. New friends, old friends, all together. Lots of kisses on the cheeks, hugs, and stuffs. After that all of us went to the EHEF venue. It turned out that the event was delayed a bit. So most of us still chit chatting with each others, swapping news, etc.

We had EMers from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It’s the first time that we had Vietnam’s delegation in the EMA SEA meeting. Yeaaaay. More members of the big family! When the EHEF officially started, the members were busy explaining Erasmus Mundus and experiencing European life to those who came to our booth.

At the same time, the Directive Boards (Iqbal, Jum, Rebecca, Dee, Fiat, Yansen, and Danang) had their meeting in a secret room (well.. I exaggerated on this part). Thai people enthusiasm was great. Although we got some language barrier problems, still, it turned out great.

After lunch, all of us, including the Directive Boards went to do some sightseeing. We went to Wat Srakesa Rajavaramahavihara (The Golden Mount Temple), then to Wat Pho where we saw the HUGE reclining Budha statue, and the last trip was to a museum. Wow, to honest, the museum had a great presentation. Lots of interactive stuffs, we had a lot of fun!

After visiting the museum, it turned out that we still had 1 hour before our dinner. Then the sightseeing committee brought us to a park near Chao Phraya River. There we were, experiencing the Saturday Nite beside the river. The view of Rama VIII Bridge was great. (Hmm.. Rama VIII bridge is kinda like the mix between Monas and Pasopati Bridge, but in bigger scale). The park was crowded, because people were already started to celebrate Loy Krathong Festival. A lot of shows, mostly theater shows, played in the park.

Dinner was held in a restaurant near a palace which looks like Capitol Hill to me. (Sorry, I forgot the name of the Palace).

Sunday (1 November 2009)

Sunday morning, most of us already checked out, and then went to Vie Hotel where our EMA SEA chapter meeting were held. There, all the directive boards presented their programs and members can choose which team they want to participate in. (Further on minutes and result of the meeting will be the official version by the DB). Be patient people!! ^_^

After lunch, some people flew back to their countries and some who had later flight went back to EHEF event, supporting the Thai EM on explaining EM. The event were closed at 7pm. And until the last minute, I was still there talking with a prospective Thai EM-ers.

All in all, thank you very much for the Thai committee for the great enthusiasm and hospitality. This event will not be this great without their hard work.