WMU presidential scholars award

Dear JIC Family,

We are thrilled to announce some exciting news from Western Michigan University (WMU)! Two outstanding students from our American Degree Program have been honoured as 2023 WMU Presidential Scholars. These exceptional scholars are Timothy Gunawan, majoring in Statistics, and Lidya Kartika, pursuing Integrated Supply Management.


The WMU Presidential Scholars Recognition is the highest academic honour that WMU bestows upon its undergraduate students, acknowledging their remarkable achievements in academics and the arts, specifically in their respective majors. It is a testament to their exceptional dedication and excellence, setting them apart from their peers.

Timothy and Lidya's selection for this prestigious award is even more impressive when considering the competitive senior class they emerged from, consisting of 4,748 students across nearly 50 academic schools, departments, and programs. Their outstanding accomplishments truly make them shine among their fellow students.

It's worth noting that both Timothy and Lidya initially embarked on their academic journeys through the 1+3 American Degree Program at JIC. This program not only guaranteed their transfer to Western Michigan University but also provided them with the flexibility to explore other university options. Their achievements reflect the quality and success of JIC's American Degree Program Alumni.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Timothy and Lidya, and we wish them continued success and excellence in their academic pursuits and in careers as well.

To learn more about this remarkable achievement, please visit the following link: WMU Presidential Scholars Announcement.

Dear JIC Family,

Today, we are going to talk about one of our lecturer’s professional accomplishments. We are proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Rubén García Berasategui, has been listed as a collaborator on the cover page of the book Mathematica Beyond Mathematics: The Wolfram Language in the Real World, 2nd edition, published by one of the most prestigious publishers worldwide, CRC Press, part the Taylor & Francis group.


Mr. Ruben not only did the translation from the original Spanish version but also contributed significantly to the text and examples of the chapters covering economics, finance, machine learning, and probability and statistics, among others. We had a chat with him, and he told us that getting involved in writing a book like this is mostly a labor of love since you spend a huge amount of time getting the book ready, and monetarily is not very rewarding. The main reason why he did it was because he fell in love with Wolfram Mathematica while finishing his MBA studies in Berkeley, California, back in 1997.

He has been using the program ever since not only for teaching but also for exploring exciting topics such as crypto, risk management or data science. Mr. Ruben also became the first Wolfram-certified instructor in Southeast Asia in 2012.

For those of you wondering, Mathematica is a software system for technical computations and visualizations created by Stephen Wolfram in 1988. The program uses the Wolfram language, a proprietary, general high-level multi-paradigm programming language, to perform all the tasks.

Here at JIC, we always take pride in the quality of our lecturers, and Mr. Ruben is one of them. It is an honor for us to work with him, and we are grateful for his contributions to JIC.

For those of you who are passionate about programming and would like to learn more about the Wolfram Language, you are more than welcome to come to JIC. Our staff and lecturers would be happy to see you and share insights not only about Mathematica and the Wolfram Language but also about the best university pathways to make your IT-related dreams a reality.

Thank you, and see you at JIC soon.

Dear JIC Family,

Thanks to your incredible support, the JIC Eternals Sports Cup was a great success.

From August 6th to August 12th, 2023, the JIC Eternals provided an exciting interschool competition. The students named it "Eternals" to ensure its lasting memory for all participants and committee members. Notably, this entire event was organized by our students, with a budget of around 200 million rupiahs.

Fun facts, our student teams are also called Rhinos, reflecting the official mascot of JIC, a one-horned Rhinoceros. We have chosen to use one-horned rhinoceros as our mascot to reflect the culture of Indonesia while also showing stability, strength, and a fighting spirit. 

The students also chose the Verde Sportshub in PIK 2 Tangerang for its excellent facilities to host the event, where we featured three categories: Basketball, Mini Soccer, and Badminton.

The biggest credit for the event goes to all students who participated, especially the leaders and division heads who worked tirelessly to ensure the event's success. Here are the leaders of the 2023 Eternals:

President: Jaenneth Colfoort

Vice president: Amara Marishka Gunadi

Secretary: Vishella Avaloki Huang

Secretary 2: Vallery Sabiola

JIC Sports Leader: Cyril Benedict Lie

Head of Tenants : Renata Gunawan

Head of Sponsorship: Sherilyn Desta Suria

Head of Administration: Sean Matthew Hartono

Head of Security & Crowd Control : Natanaela Sekar Lituhayu Takar Kinanti

Head of Ticketing: Gabriella Hannah

Head of Media & Documentation: Bernadette Clarissa

Head of Liaison: Reynixon Leo

Head of Medic: Happy Widya

This event serves as a platform for students to enhance their organizational skills and personal growth. Additionally, it offers a valuable opportunity to expand their network and engage in healthy competition beyond the boundaries of JIC.


A noteworthy participation of 12 schools marked the event, namely:

Singapore International School Kelapa Gading

  • Sekolah Bunda Mulia
  • SMA Al Azhar 3
  • UPH College
  • Gandhi School Ancol
  • Global Multimedia Creatives School
  • Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Beacon Academy
  • Santa Laurensia School
  • Sekolah Dian Harapan
  • Narada School
  • Ipeka School Puri


We extend our gratitude once again to all students who played a vital role in making this event a success. Our appreciation goes out to the dedicated participants who cooperated throughout, as well as our sponsors, tenants, and particularly to you for your unwavering support to both us and the students.

Thank you and stay tuned for the next update.

Dear JIC family,


On Friday, May 19th 2023, Jakarta International College – Menteng Campus received a visitation from Monash University representatives from various faculties. The event was held to give students and parents a chance to meet and consult directly with each faculty’s representatives, giving them an in-depth insight into their desired major.

Around ten representatives participated in the event to represent the faculties, including Business, IT, Arts and humanities, education, Engineering, and Monash University Malaysia. We hope this event could help give students the insights and information they need to choose their major and prepare for their desired course of study.

For those of you who want to study in Australia, Monash University is one of the best options you can choose from. Monash University is not only one of Australia's best universities but also one of the top 50 universities in the world. Monash also has various subjects in the world’s top 50s ranking, such as Pharmacy, Nursing, Education, Business, and many more.

As the official provider of Monash College Australia, JIC is here as a solution for all of you who wish to go to Monash University. With JIC, you can stay in Indonesia for a year and transfer to Monash for your second year of university.

We would like to thank all the Monash University representatives who have participated in the event and the students and parents who have visited the event. Thank you, and see you again at JIC.