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United States-Indonesia Society Summer Language Program


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Who Can Apply: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, college seniors, recent graduates (within 6 months), or graduate students.

Description: The United States-Indonesia Society runs an intensive ten-week language and general studies program for U.S. students selected in a competitive application process. The program is held at Gadjah Mada University, which is located in Yogyakarta in Central Java.

The language program is run by INCULS (Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service) at Gadjah Mada University. The USINDO program typically offers two class levels: beginner and intermediate. Private Tutorials are held every Monday and Wednesday after regular classes with Indonesian graduate students at UGM. The program also includes special lectures, cultural workshops, field trips, and home-stays.

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.
Please note: partial waivers are available for those who qualify. Scholarship forms available upon acceptance.

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: Ten weeks

National Deadline: March 31, 2016

National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
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