This isn't my experience, anyway. This was my dream, yes. But I am so grateful that my dream *which I wasn't trying to reach at that time :p* can be 'transmitted' to one of my best friend: Elisa Yuzar. How could she get her dream reality? I, as her best friend, had so many chances to interview her. And here it is, the interview which I did and wrote due to my responsibility to English Day on Tribune page. Check this out:
Going abroad is always a dream for almost all of FKIP students, especially ESA Members. Elisa is one of them who can make her dream reality. This young lady who is the sixth semester student of English Department Program FKIP Untan is going to go to
Canada, and will be placed in .
She is delivered there for the Youth Exchange Program which is held by
Institution of Youth and Sport or Bapora. A huge willingness to go abroad for
studying, as well for refreshing, she said, has been successfully reached by
her. “Alhamdulillah. It’s really a gift from Allah SWT for me to have this
chance. I am no one without His blessing,” Elisa responds when her friends
congratulate her. Halifax, Nova Scotia
There were some tests that she had to pass for the program. The test was conducted for two days. In the first day, she had to fill in the written test, consists of summative and essay test. Then, she was involved in a discussion among the 52 participants who also joined the test. In the first day she was also had a role-play with other participants. The test then continued in the second day for physical test, interview, and the most impressive one is Culture Performance. In this session, she played sampe’, a traditional musical instrument of Dayak. Besides, she also played guitar and sang the ‘Sungai Kapuas’ folk song.
She was surprised when the staff of Bapora called her to say that she passed the entire test for the program, and got the highest score among the others. Absolutely, it’s a proud for her as one of English Department Students of FKIP Untan, especially as ESA Member 2005. Although she said that she never really thought that she will be the first among the 52 participants, but her friends believes she is going to go because she deserves to go.
After finishing the program, she will give her best contribution for FKIP. What will be the contribution? “First, I hope I will be able to give a significant motivation by my experience. Second, because my work placement there will be at school, I also hope we can follow some good approach to be implemented at the classroom. One thing to underline, thing that we will follow is approach, not the system” answered her. One more admirable thing from her is that she will always keep her spirit for proselytizing, for dakwah. We hope the best for you Elisa.
“Since she told me that she will join to the program selection, I’m sure that she can beat other participants,” Fika Ayu Rizqia, Elisa's Best Friend.
“She is creative. Her emotion is stable. She deserves to win the program,” Dedi Irwan, TVRI Broadcaster.
“Kak Elisa has a smart aura. She is a responsible person. Otherwise, she is also smart. It is reflected from the way she speaks. She is also mature. Really, she is the one who deserves to be the first in the selection,” Devi Puji Indah Sari, English Department Student
And now, it has been about two years after she finished the exchange program. Elisa now is making her other dream reality: conducting an English School named Excellence English Studio in Pontianak with some of her best fellas. Would love to learn English with her and share the experience more? Come and join Excellence English Studio :)