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United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Summer Language Program


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Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens; college juniors, seniors, recent graduates (within 6 months), or graduate students; between 18 and 30 years old

Description: For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The language component of USINDO’s Summer Studies Program is conducted in partnership with the Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course (ILCIC) housed at Sanata Dharma University. ILCIC has had extensive experience in conducting Bahasa Indonesia teaching programs for foreign university students and its location in the heart of Yogyakarta allows Summer Studies students to interact directly with Indonesian students and locals in its lively campus atmosphere.

Students are responsible for arranging to receive credit from their respective institutions.

Program Preferences: Applicants will be judged by the clarity of communication in their personal statements and by their demonstrated interest in Indonesia. A good academic record will be required as well as a demonstrated interest and success in learning languages. Previous foreign travel is desirable but not necessary. Stated career plans will be judged in part on the likelihood that such a career will involve communicating knowledge of Indonesia to a broader audience.

Program Costs: Fee is $2,000 which includes: Air travel from the U.S. to Yogyakarta and return, visas, tuition, health insurance, housing and board. This year, USINDO will award one $1,500 scholarship toward the program fee for those seeking financial aid on a competitive basis. Students interested in the scholarship should submit their tax return transcripts along with their application.

Pre-departure medical expenses, local travel, travel expenses during practicum period, food outside home stay and other incidentals will be the responsibility of students (at least $500).

Duration: May 24 – August 2, 2018

National Deadline: February 8, 2018

National Scholarships Office
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College Park, MD
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