The journey’s opportunity started when I had been contacted by my vice rector of academic affairs and information system to participate in United Board Fellows 2012-2014 Program. I must decide to take the opportunity or not soon because the submission for join this program is near the deadline. After had a discussion with my wife and colleagues, I decided to take the opportunity. Soon I fill the form and create some document about my curriculum vitae, a brief description of my personal statement and institutional roles and request for suggestion from my colleagues about the documents (absolutely for the English writing :D).
After submitting the form and all of the documents, the next step is waiting for the interview. The interview will be conducted by the United Board staff that came to Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta. I got the news that the interview will held on February 2012. No preparation for interview, just things that I submit in the nomination form and the supporting document. The process really made me nervous because I didn’t practice my English for a long long time and the interview absolutely will be in English.
After a long waiting, on April, I got a news from my vice rector for academic affairs and information system that I had been chosen as a fellow from Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta that will be joined the United Board Fellows 2012-2014 Program. This two years program offers me to go abroad four times, two four months placement both in United Stated and Asia-based university and two leadership seminars that will be held on Asia.
And let the journey begin….