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Previous Participants’ Experiences

I enjoyed the course and the chal­lenges it posed. It also gave me real insights into how social pro­tec­tion works. In just 8 short months, I learned so much to improve my skill that I can use over a life­time.

Dina Anjayani, Indone­sia

The pro­gram has so far allowed me to choose a career to which I pre­vi­ous­ly was quite unsure where it would take me, but which now I am ful­ly ready to pur­sue and to start mak­ing my own way towards pro­duc­ing impact.

Vergil de Claro, Philip­pines

ISPS has opened a new hori­zon for me. I am tru­ly grate­ful for such oppor­tu­ni­ty.

Pham Huy Tu, Viet­nam

The pro­gram has giv­en me a thor­ough view of social pro­tec­tion that I pre­vi­ous­ly was not aware of. The multi­na­tion­al par­tic­i­pants are also one of the best part of the pro­gram. By the end of the pro­gram, not only did I gain knowl­edge about it, but I also made a inter­na­tion­al net­work with col­leagues from oth­er social pro­tec­tion insti­tu­tions.

Tati Denawati, Indone­sia

Being a part of the ISPS 2016 paved way for me to have an overview of social pro­tec­tion in the con­text of West­ern Indus­tri­al Coun­tries such as Ger­many and com­par­ing it with the devel­op­ing coun­tries in South­east Asia. It is still a long way to go before the Philip­pines can emu­late their sys­tem as well as their atti­tude towards the impor­tance of social insur­ances but this serves as an inspi­ra­tion to do what is expect­ed of me as an advo­cate of social pro­tec­tion. ISPS has been a life-chang­ing expe­ri­ence – col­lab­o­rat­ing with dif­fer­ent group set­tings, increas­ing glob­al net­works of life­long friend­ship and hav­ing the big impact it has made on where I am now.

Guadalupe D.Castillo Social Secu­ri­ty Sys­tem, Philip­pines

Being a par­tic­i­pant of ISPS 2015/2016, not only could we gain knowl­edge from experts, lec­tur­ers, prac­ti­tion­ers and facil­i­ta­tors in the fields of social pro­tec­tion but ISPS proved to be a suc­cess melt­ing pot. In terms of our mixed nations, cul­tures, per­son­al­i­ties, back­grounds yet we man­aged to form a unique team for those 6–8 won­der­ful months.
From urban Berlin to sub-urban Hei­del­berg and sea-side Greif­swald until calm Maas­tricht and attrac­tive Muen­ster; study, field trips, and intern­ship were all well designed. Def­i­nite­ly one of the best yet a chal­leng­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for me. For this upcom­ing Full Mas­ter Degree for Social Pro­tec­tion, it’s a chance I bet you don’t want to miss. It’s total­ly worth it…

Ovi Novianto, TASPEN, Indone­sia


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