Richard - Indonesia Coordinator

I grew up in Atambua and currently reside in Kupang where I'm studying English Education at the University of Nusa Cendana. Outside of university, I am a keen social volunteer and a private English tutor. Enhancing my English language knowledge and skills, creating connections and making friends are the driving forces behind my participation in UniBRIDGE Project. Since 2014, I have volunteered as a mentor for the project, assisting participants from Kupang and arranging online language & cultural exchanges.

I look forward to contributing to the project by actively participating on the UniBRIDGE Project web-conferencing platform, recruiting and guiding new participants from Kupang, and sharing my ideas and thoughts on the UniBRIDGE Project blog.

Rivaldy - Indonesia Coordinator

My name is Rivaldy Pandie, and I'm from Rote island, East Nusa Tenggara. I'm studying biology at Nusa Cendana University. In 2015, I won the 3rd UniBRIDGE Project award and went to Australia for a study trip and met some of my UniBRIDGE Project friends there. My extracurricular activity is being a volunteer by teaching at some organizations, such as MITRA, "all-3-foundation", and NTT Belajar

I've been a mentor with UniBRIDGE Project since 2015, where I promote UniBRIDGE Project to university students in Kupang and encourage them to study English with native speakers from Australia. This year, I will continue my mentor work and write some articles for UniBRIDGE Project.

Chris - Project Director

I am from Sydney, Australia and my education and career has centred around language education and intercultural communication. My involvement with UniBRIDGE Project began as a student with the pilot program in 2012. Since then I have been volunteering and helping the project reach more Australian and Indonesian students.

My contribution to the project includes strategic growth, stakeholder relations, funding acquisition, content development, student and lecturer support, marketing, events and more.

 

Doris - Operations Director, Editor & Designer

Hi, I'm from Sydney, Australia, and I've been involved with UniBRIDGE Project since November 2014. I was drawn to UniBRIDGE Project as it is an excellent communication and learning tool that enables people to connect and hone their language skills by using the latest in video conferencing software.

Communication being a strong point, I thrive in positive and dynamic environments. My background in IT has shaped me in the way I analyse issues and approach problem solving. I like to develop and implement structure where I find it necessary, and I am strong believer in positive management.

I also really, really like helping people. I contribute to UniBRIDGE Project in the areas of digital and print media design as well as stakeholder relations. I am also the Head Editor for UniBRIDGE Project.

 

Steve - Indonesian Coordinator

Hello, my name is Steve. I come from Flores, a beautiful island in East Nusa Tenggara province. I am a student of English language education at UNDANA in Kupang. I also do a lot of off-campus activities such as youth development activities and volunteer activities. In addition I've been a UniBRIDGE Project mentor since 2015. I help share information, recruit and guide new members to engage properly in the program. After being chosen to receive UniBRIDGE Awards, I was moved to be more active so that more young people and students get involved and develop themselves and to build international relations between students of Indonesia and Australia.

Hopefully this program will continue in the years to come in order to enhance the human resources of youth and students in Indonesia, particularly in eastern Indonesia.

 

Buddy - Australian Mentor

I’m from Hobart, Australia, and I have recently graduated from my degree in IT at the University of Tasmania. I joined the UniBRIDGE Project in 2016 shortly after enrolling into Indonesian, and as a result, gained many lifelong friendships as well as experience in both Indonesian and teaching English.

I’m looking forward in continuing to actively assist students in Kupang as a mentor this year.

 

Lilyen - Indonesian Coordinator

I’m from Kupang, Indonesia. Currently I’m studying Public Health at the University of Nusa Cendana (UNDANA). Besides being a student, I'm actively involved in social activities in my hometown. I've been part of UniBRIDGE Project since the pilot project in 2012, and afterwards I’ve volunteered as a mentor program. I’m happy to be helping people and I look forward to contributing by promoting, and guiding the new participants from Kupang, and sharing my ideas and thoughts about UniBRIDGE Project to others.

 

Sari - Indonesian Coordinator

Hey there! My name is Sari. I'm from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. I'm studying English education at Nusa Cendana University. Since I was little, English has always been a passion of mine. I love to study English because it's a language used worldwide. Therefore, it's the key to a wider world for me! I joined UniBRIDGE in 2015 and it has given me so many benefits. I can practice English and get to know people from other places, especially Australia. It's also a good chance to teach Australian students Bahasa Indonesia and to promote Indonesian culture and nature. That's it. Enjoy every moment.

 

Hello Guys, my name is Reymond. I was born in Kupang on August 4th 1994. So I will be 23 this August. I just got my bachelor degree in English education at Nusa Cendana university. My dream is to become a good teacher. I consider that becoming a good teacher is not enough if I just study at University, so I have been involving myself in some volunteering activities. To better improve my English, I have been part of UniBRIDGE Project since 2015. it's great to join this program because I got so many experiences with Australian students. Also, I can improve my English, I can help some Australian Students who study Bahasa Indonesia and, more than that, I can make friends with them. I've also been involved in a student community called MITRA (Mahasiswa Indonesia Timur relasi Asing) since 2014. There we have a teaching volunteering program called MITRA KINCIR ANGIN. We have free English courses for some students at Oesapa Mangrove Beach. We usually take part in some international events held by Nusa Cendana University such as BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing) and International Education Fair. I think this is a little bit about me. Thank you very much!