Lotte Troost

Posted on 9 November, 2020

When Lotte first set foot in Indonesia in 2011, she fell in love with the friendliness of the people and their diverse cultures. She pursued a bachelor in South and Southeast Asian Studies at Leiden University and started to learn bahasa Indonesia. She joined the ACICIS language program at UGM Yogyakarta to give her Indonesian language skills a boost. For her masters in Contemporary Asian Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Lotte moved to Balikpapan to conduct fieldwork research on gender and societal mass organisations (ormas).

In 2019, Lotte returned to Indonesia as a Darmasiswa Scholarship Program awardee, to study Indonesian language and culture at Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung. It was in Bandung that Lotte joined AIYA for the first time and soon the group felt like her second family, which has triggered her to contribute to AIYA as a content translator and to connect, inform and inspire young people with an interest in Indonesia, Australia and beyond.

In her spare time, Lotte enjoys cycling, preferably in the mountains around Bandung or across the sand dunes near to her current hometown The Hague in the Netherlands.