Trans-Pacific Contest Matchmaker

Do you need a partner for Carnegie Council's Trans-Pacific Student Contest? This page is designated as our matchmaker bulletin board. Please post a comment below including your school affiliation, nationality, entry format (essay or video), and a couple of sentences about how you propose to answer the contest question. If you see a potential contest partner listed here, please contact him/her directly and remove your comment once you're all set. If a posting remains unanswered for too long, Carnegie Council will follow up with you to try and find a suitable teammate. Good luck! We look forward to reading and watching your contest entries.

REMINDER: Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

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Comment by Dani on February 25, 2013 at 2:10am

Hi, I need a partner from US for writing an essay.
I'm from Indonesia.
Learning peace studies at grad school. Have knowledge about Indonesia and China.

Comment by Alice Wang on February 22, 2013 at 12:12am
  • Hello. My name is Alice Wang. I come from China. 
  • I am a Candidate 2015 of J.D.(juris doctor) and J.M.(juris master) of Peking University.
  • And also I graduated from China University of Political science and Law. I got a Bachelor's degree of Business Administration.
  • Now I  am a postgraduate student in Peking University. I studied both American law and Chinese law. And i am quite fond of the international affairs. 
  • NEED:  a partner from US 
  • TOPIC: What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-China relations ?
Comment by Choi Seong Mi on February 21, 2013 at 10:40am

Hi my name is Seong Mi, Choi, but you can call me Cindy. I'm from South Korea. I go to Konkuk Univesity, majoring life-science.

I really want to join this contest. I know i can do this contest very well and also i will try a a lot. I would prefer to do the essay rather than video.

And about the topic. I don't really care which topic we choose since i think both topics are good. So i'm thinking about the both topics right now. If you are interested in writing essay with me.

Please contact me through my email.

I'm hoping to have my partner soon:)

Comment by DongEun Lee on February 20, 2013 at 1:46am

Hello people my name is dongeun or you can call me john(johnny boy) whatever you prefer

I do have many memories of US and its people.

When I was 15, I went to Boston for studying

and when I was 22, I joined US Army in korea for 2 years.

I finished as a Sergeant!! well, enough talk about my past.

I am currently going to Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea majoring

Aerospace engineering.

Now, about the topics!!! we do have to think about this when we get along,

but I have to say I want to write about the following

"What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-S.Korea relations"

About examples and reasons for the topic, we are reprenting our countries,

so, I would not think it would be so hard to come up once we start writing!

I am not doing this contest for fun, so don't get me wrong :D

oh, I would prefer an Essay rather than Video, just let you know.

Email me when you are ready to start!!

Comment by Sovannarith Thyny on February 19, 2013 at 1:07pm
Hello, everyone!
My name is Sovannarith Thyny, you can call me Narith and I am from Cambodia.
I am an university student in the major of Accounting and Finance at Economics and Finance Institute.
I prefer essay rather than video because it would be complicated due to the location of the team(Cambodia and US).
I would discuss the topic with the ethical challenge facing with Business and marketing.
I am good in research and writing essay.
I am also good to be friend as well!

If you are interested in me to be a collaboration, please contact by my email address:
*I need only a US university student.
Thanks in advance!
Comment by Jing Shiyuan on February 19, 2013 at 3:53am

Hi, I am Jing Shiyuan from China. I am a junior student of East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai. My major is economic law and minor in finance. I'm interested in renewable energy law. And I do care about the environment protection and the mass conflicts caused by energy which leads to many severe problems.

My e-mail address is Please contact me if you need a partner for this contest. It will be a amazing experience.

Comment by Luis Cisneros Jr. on February 18, 2013 at 8:10pm
Hello guys. I'm luis from the Philippines. I'm a law student currently in my third year and this is a wonderful opportunity for people to collaborate ideas on issues. If someone will pick me as a partner, a video would be an interesting entry for this competition. I have great ideas for this so feel free to contact me at Thanks!
Comment by 양선경 on February 18, 2013 at 9:06am

HI:) This is Sunkyung Yang and my English nick-name is Joanna. I'm from Seoul, South Korea. I'm a student of Soongsil univ and my major is Economics.


I'm so pleased to join this contest but you know, I don't have an American partner yet. I want to make a video rather than an essay.(I think making video is more interesting, hihi.) I'm interested in education, children, culture and enviorment. If you want to be my prartner, just E-mail me, I'm looking forward for your response! Thank you :D

Comment by Phan Xuan Dung on February 17, 2013 at 10:48am

Hi , I'm Phan.

I'm from Vietnam and pursuing Master degree in Public Policy in Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore.

I'm searching for an American partner to win the competition by either an essay or a video. Would gladly welcome anyone with same desire. Please contact me at


Comment by Tri Hastuti on February 16, 2013 at 12:12pm

Hi, I'm Hastuti. I'm Indonesian but I'm a student of BSc of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Tanzania, East Africa. I'm interested to join the Trans-Pacific Essay Contest (but video is also considerable) and I have not a partner to collaborate yet. I hope I can find someone from USA to join with me through this forum. Contact to if you are match with those criteria for further discussion.

Comment by Jeong Jisu on February 15, 2013 at 9:41am

Hi there

I'm Jisu from South Korea.

I'm here to get contact from one who is from states! Also I'm here to get help with international knowledges as well. 

My major is Math education in Hanyang Univ, one of the greatest, so I am specialized with educational area. 

We can make essay or video together enjoying various communication.

Poke me if you would like to.

Comment by Desy on February 15, 2013 at 5:01am
hi guys, i'm desy from the Philippines. I'm a 2nd year college student taking up Political Science major in Law and Policy. I write interesting essay.
just email me if you are also interested in this contest. thanks
Comment by Choi, Yun young on February 15, 2013 at 3:32am

hey, my name is Choi, Yun young and I'm from Republic of Korea. I'm studying at Keimyung University of Korea and my major is International Relations. Actually, I wanna write an essay instead of making a video. haha

Well, if you are interested in writing an awesome essay with me, just let me know by message or something! Or, you can just send me an email. My email address;


Comment by Hanisa Amalina on February 14, 2013 at 8:58am

Hello, my name is Hanisa Amalina and I'm from Indonesia. I am a college student at University of Indonesia majoring Psychology and I'd like to find a partner to work with in essay. I'm interested in Education, Children, and Cultures. If you want to be my partner (and I'd be so happy if you do), please contact me at : Thank you so much :D

Comment by Rizki Khoirunnisa on February 12, 2013 at 7:43am

Hai, everyone. I'm Rizki Khoirunnisa from Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm still continuing my education in Mercu Buana University, in Broadcasting major. I'd like to join this competition, and i need a partner to submit my essay or video. Oh from me it's alright to produce an essay or video. I'd love to make whichever of them. Please feel free to contact me if you want to be my partner :)

Comment by Vong Oudom on February 12, 2013 at 12:33am

Hi everyone, my name is Oudom from Cambodia, Royal University of Law and Economic studying Law in English Language.

I am very happy to find a partner for this competition, and essay is my proficient skill, and I also work a little on video.

I am interested in "Reconciliation", and I also keen on Human Rights and diplomacy.

So, if you are US university student who interested in my topic, please feel free to contact me through ( Thank you in advance.

Comment by Daniel Widya Suryanata on February 11, 2013 at 2:56am

Hi everybody, my name is Daniel from Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology majoring in informatics.

I would really like to find a partner for this competition. Essay or video is okay, but I prefer essay :)

I'm interested in informatics and diplomacy. Other global issues such as territorial dispute, poverty, and war are my interests too...

So, if you are student from US who are trying to find a reliable partner, please kindly contact me via email ( Thank you :D

Comment by Rizky Adriansyah Ritonga on February 10, 2013 at 9:18pm

hi guys,

my name is Rizky from Indonesia, now i'm majoring in natural science at Institut Teknologi Bandung,

I'd like to find partner for essay partner from USA who want to write essay related to science or energy,
If you are interested, please kindly contact my email or find me in facebook Rizky Adriansyah Ritonga

Thank You :D

Comment by Janitra Ayu on February 10, 2013 at 9:18pm

Hello everyone, my name is Janitra. I'm from Surabaya, Indonesia, and currently on my 3rd year as an Information Systems student. Besides college, I've been indulging myself with volunteer works and my campus TEDx.

I'm interested in joining this program and if you're interested on making partnership with me, please contact me through email I'm flexible on both format, essay/videos. Looking forward to know you! Thanks.

Comment by Do Hong Van on February 10, 2013 at 9:47am

I am interested in children topic or topic abt social activities ( volunteering, human right, ...) . However if you get other topics, I will consider if you want to collaborate with me :)

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