Ersi is from Majalengka, West Java, and the oldest child of three. Her sisters are 9 and 5 years old. Her father is working as a butcher with an income of IDR 1.500.000 per month (approx. USD 110), her mother is a housewife. In high school, Ersi joined Sains Olimpiade and belonged to the top 10 students of her school. After finishing high school, she was looking for a scholarship because she did not want to rely on her parents’ money any longer but finance her further education independently. She got to know Bali WISE in the internet. The quite short program duration of six months and the focus on hospitality were very appealing, so she gave it a try. After passing a few screening tests, she got accepted and is now giving her best to succeed.