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Graduate School Application Preparation (GRASP)

USINDO's Graduate School Application Preparation (GRASP) aims to provide Indonesian students the guidance and preparation programs they need to apply for and complete their academic experience at U.S. institutions and is supported by USAID and Arizona State University under the USAID Higher Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI).


Critical Thinking & Digital Literacy Course

USINDO’s Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy course aims to enhance the skills of Indonesian LPDP applicants to US graduate schools to increase their prospects for admission and successful academic performance. USINDO has successfully delivered four batches of the CTDL course, two under the USAID Higher Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI). HEPI’s interest in further supporting programs (previously delivered under the US Embassy Jakarta PAS Grant) and incorporating them into their university launchpads, demonstrates the importance of encouraging and supporting Indonesian students pursuing graduate studies in the U.S., which is a common goal for many organizations working in this field.

The CTDL course was instrumental in not only advancing  course participants’ skill development in Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy, but also triggered their interest in applying to (and being accepted to) a substantial number of highly ranked and well-known U.S. universities.

Batch 1 ran from November 19 - December 11, 2021, attended by 33 participants. Batch 2 ran from January 14 - February 18, 2022, attended by 38 participants. Batch 3 ran from October 1 - October 29, 2022 attended by 38 participants. Batch 4 ran from October 29, 2022 - November 26, 2022 attended by 38 participants.



For more details on the USINDO GRASP Mini Intensive Course, please view the course information here.

View our Mini Intensive Course Student Profiles below.