On July 18th, 2020 during a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation for Erasmus+ Scholarship Awardees 2020, The Ambassador of The European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, H.E. Vincent Piket gave formal remarks and congratulated all Erasmus+ 2020 Awardees for great study and adventure in Europe. A total of 94 Indonesian student Awardees will be departing in the coming September 2020. This is the highest number of Awardees, in which 61 of the Awardees are entitled for full master degree scholarships by The European Union. This has made Indonesia in the Top 10 recipient countries. H.E. Vincent Piket added, this has been an open competitive program, neither on country or fields basis. " Invest in your application, think carefully on the desired field and which university, define your objective well then apply!"
On the occasion, as representative of Erasmus+ Awardees 2020, Charlah Arlens Wowor from West Papua for Master International Tourism Management studied Prague, Czech Republic, shared her initial motivation applying for the program, which she is interested in sustainable tourism. Hopefully she can learn and later on to contribute to the future development of West Papua tourism when she returns home.