Vinh Vo is a participant in the 2017 Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum from RMIT University. Vinh is studying a Bachelor of Design (Digital Media). Vinh received a $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to support his participation in this program.
Q: Why did you decide to undertake the ACICIS program?
I chose to undertake this internship in Indonesia because in Australia, I was exposed to a lot of western culture. Indonesia is definitely very different to Australia in terms of culture and values. I wanted to expose myself to the other side of the spectrum. Learn about how things are produced and how things operate and bring back those new skills. I think by exposing myself to different culture, it would allow me to work well with different cultures etc.
Q: What organisation will you be interning with? (Explain your roles and responsibilities)
I am interning with Malesbangetdotcom. My role and responsibility is videographer as well as help out with other areas of production.
Q: How have you found the work culture of your host organisation? How is it different to work experience in Australia?
The work culture of my host organization is very relaxed. However, when things need to get done everyone’s mind is switched on and the task is completed quickly and well. In comparison, its expected that when you show up to work – you do work. Whereas, people come to work here in Indonesia to socialize and only work when needed.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time in Indonesia?
In my spare time, I like to roam the shopping malls and streets of Jakarta and edit the photos I have taken.
Q: Would you like to return to work in Indonesia again in future?
Yes of course!
Q: Favourite Indonesian food?
Bakso and Nasi ayam Goreng
Q: Favourite Indonesian word/phrase?
Saya berbicara sedikit Bahasa Indonesia
Q: Favourite place to eat?
Q: What places in Indonesia have you visited during your practicum so far?
A lot of shopping malls and landmarks around Indonesia.