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Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal Statement


Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal
Sample of Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal Statement

As a child, I loved maps. This interest developed into a curiosity about the differences and similarities in the way people in these various places on the map lived, ate, spoke, and earned their livelihoods. This awareness of the world and its variety has increased with time and with the substantial travelling that I have done.   I have not, until recently, considered directing this passion into a formal course of study but now strongly wish to do so. My goal is to work for the foreign service of the government of Indonesia.


I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to the US at the age of fourteen. I attended a military academy in Virginia. Becoming accustomed to a new cultural environment is difficult enough, especially as I spoke little English, but I was also faced with integrating myself into a military environment. However, when I graduated, I was battalion commander with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, the first female to reach this position. This achievement is strong confirmation of a determined and diligent personality possessing exceptional confidence and communication skills.


Example of Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal
Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal Statement

I love travel and have had the opportunity to visit Sweden, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, England, and Costa Rica. I lived in Sweden for 3 months and spent 6 months in Spain living with a family to learn the language. My visits to Ireland and England arose through my selection as Student Ambassador. I speak Indonesian and English and Spanish at an intermediate and improving standard. Travelling has taught me that anyone and everyone can be a useful source of new or useful information about their country. For instance, a chance remark by a taxi driver about the state of his brother’s trucking business can be an indicator of the state of the local economy which can prompt further enquiries to provide useful economic information. I am endlessly curious about the world and am determined to learn as much as I can about it. I study international news daily. My research interests relate to the effects of the emerging global economy on Asia and especially as it relates to Indonesia.


Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal
Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal Statement Example

Although the highly structured military and academic environment I enjoyed at school equipped me very well in many ways, it did not prepare me for the independence I found at college. I left XXXX University because of less than ‘stellar’ results in my second year. However, I pulled myself together fully and I subsequently graduated ‘cum laude’ from XXX at the age of 23 with a degree in Business Management.


My background provides proof of academic ability together with personal skills and characteristics that will enable me to excel in the program and in a future diplomatic career. I am an excellent and confident communicator, adaptable, diligent, intellectually curious, an experienced researcher and, most importantly, passionate about international relations.

Thank you for considering my application.


Passionate Indonesian Applicant for MA International Affairs Personal Statement



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