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United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Summer Language Program

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.

Duration: 10 weeks

National Deadline: TBA

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 Fee: The program fee covers the following expenses of the program including return international and domestic air ticket, tuition, cultural program, field trip, special lecture, accommodation, two meals per day, visa, and travel insurance. Each student pays a fee of $2,000 toward these program costs, and the USINDO Summer Studies Program provides the substantial remainder of these program costs. All other incidentals are the responsibility of the student.

Logistical Arrangements: Airefare - USINDO purchases roundtrip air tickets to Yogyakarta for students from any city in the U.S. Travel arrangements are made by USINDO; Visa - USINDO will process the student visas at the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC; Health Insurance - USINDO purchases travel insurance and will pay for the premium for the duration of the program. Students will be responsible for any deductible payments (if any).

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).

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