Two Students from Pradita Dirgantara High School Embark on American Journey through KL-YES Program

Boyolali Despite the pandemic, students at Pradita Dirgantara High School have continued to achieve remarkable feats. Following Prescyllia Maura Rezqi's (Maura) departure to the United States on Tuesday, August 10th, two more students have embarked on a journey to America through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (KL-YES) program. These students are Ratu Putra Dewi (11th grade, Class B) and Syahirah Putri Aisyah (12th grade, Class E), who left for Jakarta today, Sunday, August 22, 2021, via Adi Soemarmo Airport in Boyolali. Their journey to the United States will commence on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, following comprehensive health tests during their stay in Jakarta.

Dwi Agus Yuliantoro, the Director of School Development at Pradita Dirgantara High School revealed that Ratu, Syahira, Maura, and two other students awaiting their departure visas underwent a highly competitive selection process to qualify for the KL-YES student exchange program. These five students navigated a series of processes, from document selection, regional selection, national selection, to the final international-level selection.

Dwi emphasized that, despite the challenging circumstances of the COVID- 19 pandemic, students from Pradita Dirgantara High School have excelled remarkably. "We are filled with gratitude and pride for the achievements of these five students in the KL-YES scholarship program. Personally, I am confident that Ratu, Syahira, and their peers will make the most of this opportunity to study in the United States," he conveyed on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Ratu, a native of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, expressed her determination to make the most of her 10-month study period in America.

"The KL-YES selection process was rigorous. I am grateful to have been selected along with four other friends. We aim to showcase that Indonesia has high-quality institutions like Pradita Dirgantara High School" she shared with the Pradita Dirgantara High School public relations team, just before departing for Jakarta.

Much like Prescyllia Maura Rezqi, an 11th-grade student who embarked on her journey to the United States last August, Ratu and Syahira will be hosted by families during their time in America. They will undergo a study regimen akin to high school in Indonesia. Ratu will study at Trinidad High School, while Syahira will attend Woordbury High School.

The KL-YES scholarship program stands as one of the favored student exchange scholarship initiatives each year. This program is administered by Bina Antarbudaya, a non-profit organization that collaborates with AFS Intercultural Programs. The institution is tasked with overseeing student exchange programs like AFS (American Field Service) and YES. Yearly, Bina Antarbudaya endeavors to send outstanding students from across Indonesia to partake in student exchange programs across various destination countries.

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