Yuri is studying a Master of International Relations at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
"I decided to study at the Dept of IR at ANU as it is well known as the best IR centre in Australia and ranks sixth in the world. I found all the courses interesting, but the 'IR Theory' and 'Human Security' courses are among the best and most challenging ones. These courses forced me to think critically and systematically, to draw conclusions from multiple considerations and gave me a new way of thinking.
I'm from Indonesia and came to ANU right after graduating from the Islamic State University in Jakarta.
In the future I'd like to be a researcher, either for the Indonesian government, or working as an independent researcher.
One of the benefits of studing here is that ANU provides so many experts and practitioners within the field that the students have the opportunity to engage with. For example, last month we had a guest speaker who I am a big fan of, and after the lecture I approached him and introduced myself. We had a conversation for a few minutes and I got to talk to him in person - that was an amazing experience for me.
Canberra is totally different to my home in Indonesia in terms of the environment, the climate and also the culture. I like Canberra because it is quiet, peaceful and so green. Living on campus has been wonderful - I'm so lucky to have some really great roommates. I would like to say thankyou to ANU and the College of Asia & the Pacific for facilitating this opportunity, and making this happen to me. I'm forever grateful."'
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