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USINDO 2022 GRASP (Graduate School Application Preparation) Mini Intensive Course for Prospective U.S. Graduate Students

Confused on how to perfect your writing? Stumped about how to prepare for your U.S. graduate level program? Don’t know how to do any of that?

Join the USINDO 2022 GRASP (Graduate School Application Preparation) Mini Intensive Course for prospective U.S. graduate students now!

Our FREE online short course will give you the boost you need to gain admissions into your DREAM U.S. University! We offer an intensive six, 90-minute sessions designed to apply and practice the most important skills for successfully completing your U.S. Graduate School application.

With a refined focus on critical thinking and digital literacy, you will learn and cultivate strategies to unpack the graduate essay prompt, revise your essay, give and apply constructive feedback, check credibility of online sources, and so much more.

The USINDO 2022 GRASP Mini Intensive Course is designed to be highly-interactive and digitally-rigorous, simulating U.S. graduate-level classrooms–complete with whole/small group discussions, peer review exercises, multimedia group tasks, periodic self-evaluation, reflections, and writing practice.

The USINDO GRASP Mini Intensive Course is held in coordination with LPDP and supported by the U.S. Embassy Jakarta.

Apply now to give yourself an advantage in the application process and help you master essential skills for your U.S. academic study ahead.

Application deadline is Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11:59 pm WIB.



  • Applicants must have demonstrated strong interest in applying to U.S. Universities.
  • Applicants who have passed the LPDP scholarship's final interview in 2021, 2020, or 2019 are highly preferred, but other qualified applicants will also be considered.
  • Applicants must commit to attending all 6 (six) 90-minute sessions of the USINDO 2022 GRASP Course.


You can download the USINDO 2022 GRASP Program Information here.

Application Information

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Applicants will need to submit their applications via the Google Forms link above. Since the form asks applicants to upload certain files, applicants will need to log in to their own Google accounts to successfully finish and submit their applications. Please note, applicants cannot save the progress of their applications.

Application Checklist

  • CV/Resume (not to exceed 2 pages)

  • Valid English proficiency test results (TOEFL ITP/TOEFL iBT/IELTS/PTE Academic)

  • Information on LPDP status, including a screenshot of your LPDP Portal as proof

  • Information on Undergraduate Education

  • Personal Statement*

  • Video*

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Personal Statement

Write in English up to 500 words on the following prompt:

Tell us about two situations from your recent past: your greatest accomplishment and your greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome (they don’t have to be related). How did you deal with each situation and what have you learned from each?


Record a video of yourself speaking in English on the following prompt:

Introduce yourself and explain in English how you envision your active participation and teamwork in the USINDO 2022 GRASP Mini Intensive Course. What are your expectations? How will you benefit from the contributions of others?


  • Must not exceed 3 minutes.
  • Must be in English.
  • Video depicts the speaker answering the prompt (i.e.: not a video showing text or graphic design elements) and must only be spliced minimally.
  • No graphic needed--please only show yourself in this video.
  • Audio needs to be clear and comprehensible for the application review team.
  • Visually, the background can be anything. Preferably something without distractions/a lot of movement (i.e.: wall).

Schedule and Session Details

Course Admissions Schedule

Date Event
NEW Application Deadline  Friday, January 7, 2022 at 17:00 WIB
Note: Announcements will be given out on a rolling basis up until January 11, 2022. Applicants who are non-LPDP Awardees may be required to attend a 30-minute interview with USINDO.
Course Dates Friday, 14 January - Sunday, 20 Feb, 2022

Course Session Schedule

Each session in 90 minutes and is held virtually. Please note that all times are in WIB.

Session Date
Kickoff Session Friday, Jan 14 at 7pm
Session 1 Saturday, Jan 15 at 3pm
Session 2 Sunday, Jan 16 at 3pm
Session 3 Sunday, Jan 23 at 3pm
Session 4 Saturday, Jan 30 at 3pm
Session 5  Saturday, Feb 6 at 3pm
Session 6 Sunday, Feb 13 at 3pm
Closing Ceremony Sunday, Feb 20 at 8pm (TBC)

Meet the Teaching Team

Course Instructor

Beata Mirecka-Jakubowska, M.A.

Founder & CEO of Intercultural Education Consulting Group

To facilitate development of critical thinking, communication skills, collaboration and creativity, Beata Mirecka-Jakubowska, a passionate educator with 30+ years of experience in international schools, employs active learning approaches to seamlessly integrate technology, personalize learning, and foster intercultural understanding, so students can hone their interpersonal skills. A true 21st century educator, Beata equips students with lifelong learning skills to navigate the rapidly-changing world of the digital era. Beata actively promotes international cooperation between schools  by participating in EU and European Economic Area projects, testing her platform in South-East Asia, and engaging in a variety of educational endeavours in Indonesia. She can be reached at and on LinkedIn.

Teaching Assistants

Indah Shafira Zata Dini 

Indah is an educational consultant working at the World Bank Jakarta office. She earned her Master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education fully funded by the LPDP Scholarship.

Indah looks forward to having fun and insightful classes with our CTDL 2021 participants.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

I am not an LDPD Awardee, but I would like to someday become one. Can I still apply to this course?

Due to the limited number of seats in this course and our goal to give a personalized experience to students, we will prioritize seats for recently-awarded LPDP Awardees who intend to obtain their degree from the U.S. However, other qualified applicants are welcome to apply and will be considered if there are available slots.

For more information on higher education in the U.S., please visit EducationUSA’s social media platforms (Instagram: @educationusaindonesia; Twitter: @EdUSAIndonesia).

If I get accepted, what is the tuition for the USINDO 2022GRASP (Graduate School Application Preparation) Mini Intensive Course?

The course is 100% free! Participants of the course will need to invest their time and prepare their digital devices to have the most optimal online class experience. Recognizing the amount of value that we hope applicants will take away from the course, we believe that this is an invaluable opportunity for Indonesians who wish to pursue further studies in the United States.

Can I still apply if I can only attend some of the GRASP sessions?

We accept applications with all availabilities as we understand that applicants come from different backgrounds. However, we will prioritize those who will be able to make it to all the sessions and fulfill all the requirements to get a certificate by the end of the program.

What time will the courses be held? 

Currently, the sessions are scheduled to run from 3 PM - 4PM WIB.

I have more questions...

Our in-country office would be happy to help you. Please direct any questions to or +6281310995488 (Nana, Program Associate).

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