2013 AFY Graduate
Home country: Indonesia
Currently: Currently studying a
Bachelor of Communication
I always wanted to study abroad, to start a new chapter. I chose the Auckland Foundation
Year for its great reputation in helping students get a spot in leading universities. After having
gathered a lot of information about studying in Auckland, AFY came across as the best pathway to my dream university.
Teachers genuinely care about students. They make sure you understand the subjects and they
provide a conducive environment to support students’ progression in their studies.
Besides studying, I also made a lot of new friends with people from different backgrounds.
Coming to a new country where everyone is a stranger was hard for me at the beginning, but now
I have people I cherish. I know I am not alone and they are one of the greatest support in my life.
AFY is not just a place to accumulate knowledge, but is also a place to build connections, to
make great friends and learn about other cultures. You can say that AFY provides you with a
master key to open doors, leading you to a lot of new experiences.
Success to me is having a comfortable life doing something that you
love. I don’t want to get stuck doing something I’m not passionate
about for the rest of my life. AFY helped me gain access to the
university degree that I wanted and it has been a big stepping stone
towards a successful life.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Communication at AUT. AFY introduced me to what
university life would be like in New Zealand. Through introduction to the New Zealand culture
and style of learning, AFY helped me to adjust to a new country whilst also improving my
English. Ultimately, I became more comfortable living and studying in New Zealand, boosting
my performance in my studies once I arrived at university.