Jakarta International College

Dear JIC Family

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of our outstanding students, Sean Matthew Hartono, who also served as the President of the Pi Kappa Delta Debate Club. Sean embarked on his academic journey with us through the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) Program before advancing to the Monash Diploma of Arts Program, where he specialized in Sociology. He has now safely transferred to Monash University Melbourne to major in International Relations.

Sean has distinguished himself not only academically but also in various debate and speech competitions, particularly in Model United Nations events both locally and internationally. His achievements include securing awards at prestigious competitions such as the Princeton Debate Competition and the High School MUN competition at Universitas Indonesia. Additionally, he earned recognition for his outstanding performance at Harvard University's competition and triumphed in the By Law Court Competition organized by the International Court of Justice Committee in which he had to face other participants including law students and students from other countries. 

When asked about his passion for debate, Sean shared that he enjoys the art of argumentation and the opportunity to articulate his viewpoints, which are common traits among debate enthusiasts. He also emphasized how engaging in debates has enhanced his skills and prepared him for his chosen field of study, International Relations.

In terms of time management, Sean acknowledged the initial challenges of balancing his academic responsibilities with extracurricular commitments. However, his time at JIC has provided him with the tools to gradually improve his time management skills, allowing him to effectively juggle his studies, debate competitions, and other interests.

Reflecting on his experience at JIC, Sean expressed gratitude for the freedom he had to explore his academic interests. He found the depth of knowledge offered by JIC to be enriching and engaging, aligning perfectly with his academic aspirations.

Looking ahead, Sean shared his ambition to work for the United Nations or similar organizations. He believes that his experiences in Model UN competitions have equipped him with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in such roles.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Sean for his time with us at JIC and wish him all the best as he pursues his studies in International Relations at Monash University Melbourne, Australia and endeavors to achieve his dream career. Thank you for your attention, and stay tuned for our next update.

Best regards,


JIC Team



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