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My name is Ilham. I’m the seventh in a family of nine children and have been dreaming of establishing my own English language school in my city Pekanbaru and starting a cafe.
I work for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights as an immigration officer placed in Pekanbaru where I deal with immigrant matters.
The purpose of this blog is particularly to share my experiences of studying abroad for the first time and what I learned so far in overseas. Awarded a scholarship in 2012, I participated in the Community College Initiative (CCI) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. I studied Social Media at the Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin, for one year. Studying abroad has been my dream since I was young and this blog is a place to get my American journey documented.
This site isn’t just about that. I also write about different things in life that interest me or come to my mind.
In my spare time I enjoy teaching English to my students. Teaching, by far, has been a work of heart to me that makes me socially and psychologically happy.