Studying in the U.S.

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Presentation given at @atamerica Jakarta on August 12, 2012, at "Towards a U.S. Higher Education" by Indonesia Mengglobal and Indonesian Club at Stanford.

Delivered by Derianto Kusuma, a B.S. in Computer Science graduate from Stanford University.

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  • Studying in the U.S.

    1. 1. Studying in the US Derianto Kusuma Stanford University
    2. 2. What you will find in the USA1. A different culture2. A different economy3. A different society4. Societal melting pot5. Technological and scientific leadership6. Political and economic leadership
    3. 3. What you will find abroad1. A different culture2. A different economy3. A different society
    4. 4. Reasons for studying in the US1. Academic education2. Professional education3. Working4. Networking5. Learning the language
    5. 5. What to gain1. Perspective2. Tolerance3. Knowledge4. Work experience5. Network6. Independence7. Travel
    6. 6. Sacrifices1. Money2. Comfort
    7. 7. Making the best of your experience1. Choose your institutions carefully2. Join programs, activities, immersions3. Get employed4. Build networks5. Make the best of your time
    8. 8. Concerns1. Financial ability2. (Negative) influence a. Cultural frictions b. Critical challenges3. Fears a. Language barrier b. Cultural shock c. Lack of support d. Cannot catch up academically
    9. 9. Conclusion1. Identify your goals2. Make your sacrifices worth it3. Take a leap of faith

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