Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, until he turned ten years. From this moment, Obama returned to live in Honolulu with his maternal grandparents, and was enrolled in grade-school Punahau School in 1971 until his graduation from high school in 1979. 
Once completed high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles, and began his studies at the institute Western College for a period of two years.  was subsequently transferred to Columbia University in New York City, the career of Political Science, with a specialization in International Relations.  Obama graduated with undergraduate academic degree in Liberal Arts at Columbia in 1983 and then began working in the company Business International Corporation and New York Public Interest Research Group.  
After working four years in New York, Obama moved to Chicago (hometown of his wife), where he was an active organizer of the community, in the south of the city, over a period of three years from June 1985 to May 1988.
It left Chicago for three years to study law at Harvard University. There, Obama was elected the first African American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review and graduated with magna cum laude.
After studying at Harvard, returned to Chicago, where he began working in a Legal Adviser for Civil Rights and worked as a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago.