Indonesian singer/actress Maudy Ayunda gets into Harvard and Stanford, still deciding which to choose

Indonesian singer/actress has been accepted to two of her dream universities, namely Harvard and Stanford. Photo: Instagram/@maudyayunda

Most of us can only dream about attending the top universities in the world, but Indonesian singer/actress Maudy Ayunda, who is known for epitomizing wholesome brilliance, is now spoiled for choice.

The 24-year-old today shared the incredible news that she has been accepted to two of her dream universities, which also happen to be considered among the best in the world, namely Harvard and Stanford.

Maudy first shared a picture of herself sitting under the statue of John Harvard, the campus’ namesake, and a screenshot of her acceptance letter to the university’s Master of Education program. The first picture was taken two years ago, when she visited the Harvard campus in Boston, Massachusetts as a tourist full of dreams.

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A few days ago, I received my acceptance to Harvard University for a Masters in Education. Iwas so happy a short caption would not do it justice. It felt surreal, and I was brought back to a moment two years ago, when I walked the rain-splattered steps towards John Harvard’s statue. Tourists and visitors had to line up to capture their moment alongside the statue, and while waiting for my turn – I looked around at the surrounding establishment, enraptured by the intimidating aura that was Harvard. Even in the humidity and rain, I was drawn to its red bricks and the promise of learning it had to offer. I am now engulfed in a multitude of emotions. Excitement, certainly. Gratitude, definitely. But most importantly, I am reminded once again that dreams, when broken down into concrete goals, become achievable plans. And that hard work and commitment to a vision, will reap results. See next post. ❤️

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…Even in the humidity and rain, I was drawn to its red bricks and the promise of learning it had to offer. I am now engulfed in a multitude of emotions. Excitement, certainly. Gratitude, definitely. But most importantly, I am reminded once again that dreams, when broken down into concrete goals, become achievable plans,” Maudy wrote poetically in the caption, describing her emotions during her visit to the Ivy League university.

In her next post, Maudy posted a picture of herself wearing a crimson Stanford University shirt and a screenshot of her acceptance letter to the Master of Business Administration program in Palo Alto, California.

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But the story doesn’t end there. Currently I face a beautiful dilemma, because I also heard back from another big dream of mine: acceptance to Stanford‘s MBA program. (Yay is an understatement!) You gotta understand – I HONESTLY didn’t think I would get in. The acceptance rate was crazy low, and at every step of the application I had to remind myself not to get my hopes up. It was a near impossibility to get in. So imagine the ecstatic shock of receiving that call from Palo Alto. The conversation itself was a blur as I mouthed “oh my god” to my parents. Lesson learned: Dreams are funny things. The most unlikely ones can catch you off guard. Anyways… thought I‘d share this story with all of you – you’ve been such an integral part of my journey and I would like to express my gratitude for your role in getting me here. Thank you for following and listening to the stories I tell. I have yet to decide. I already am leaning towards one of these opportunities, but I’ll share my decision when the time comes. x Mod

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Even Maudy, who is known for being very studious and heavily involved in educational activism, said she didn’t feel too confident that she could get into Stanford’s MBA program. But there’s a line in the letter that states Maudy was accepted because of her “extraordinary leadership potential”.

I HONESTLY didn’t think I would get in. The acceptance rate was crazy low, and at every step of the application I had to remind myself not to get my hopes up. It was a near impossibility to get in,” Maudy wrote.

Whichever college she chooses, Maudy knows the expectations of attending a top university, having graduated from the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) undergraduate program at the University of Oxford in 2016. Aside from her native Indonesian, Maudy also speaks English, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Just as Maudy wrote, dreams are funny things, because now she’s facing the dilemma of having to choose between two of world’s best universities. She hasn’t decided which of the two she will pick yet, but promises fans that she will share her decision ASAP.


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