Image credit - Nikolai Sas 2020 Learning Language Locally, Indonesia participant.
INDN2525/6525: Learning Language Locally, Indonesia will not be offered in Winter session 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Satya Wacana Christian University, or Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW), is a private university located in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. Salatiga is a university town which is an ideal place for an in-country program. Salatiga offers affordable and 24/7 access of public transport to the nearby cities of Semarang (north), Solo (east), or Yogyakarta (south), where our students often spend their weekends enjoying the the hustle and bustle of the big cities, shopping malls and entertainment.
Learning Language Locally, Indonesia is hosted by the Language Training Centre at UKSW in Salatiga. Over 3,500 foreigners have graduated from the Centre and ANU has been partnered with UKSW since 2005.
This program is offered in the Summer and Winter Sessions.
The Winter Session 2020 program will run from 26 June - 18 July 2020.
The program is facilitated by the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) in partnership with UKSW. ACICIS is a not-for-profit consortium of universities that has been working since 1994 to increase and support Australian students studying for credit in Indonesia.
You may undertake all levels of Indonesian language study at UKSW, from beginner to advanced with courses matching ANU on-campus course offerings. ANU students, therefore, may study Indonesian during the semester on-campus, as in-country courses or a combination of both.
You will be enrolled in ANU course INDN2525
and receive 6 units of the appropriate level of Indonesian language credit upon successful completion of your studies.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This opportunity is open to all ANU undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of your application, you will be required to provide up to 300 words on why you think this opportunity will benefit you personally and academically.
Where places are limited students will be selected based on their response to the application questions. Academic performance (GPA) may also be taken into consideration.
You must submit your application online by Sunday 15 March 2020.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application by Monday 23 March 2020 and, if successful, you will be required to confirm your place by Friday 27 March 2020. You will also be required to submit an application to ACICIS which will include a scanned copy of your passport and 2 passport-sized photos by Wednesday 1 April 2020.
New Colombo Plan (ACICIS)
If you are chosen to participate in this course you may be eligible for a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant from ACICIS. These grants are valued at $3,000 for the Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) in 2020. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen, aged between 18 and 28, must not hold Indonesian citizenship and have not received a NCP short term mobility grant before.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant from ACICIS will receive $500 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
You will also be responsible for costs relating to travel to and from Salatiga as well as meals and living expenses. Please note the costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go and the amounts above are indicative only. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country.
Upon acceptance into the program you will need to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $497 directly to ACICIS. The fee covers application fees, pre-departure support and visa support.
ACICIS will assist you with organising accommodation for the program. Participants have the option of staying in a homestay, guesthouse, kos (student housing) or hotel. You are required to cover the cost of accommodation for the duration of the program. Visit the ACICIS website for more information about accommodation options and costs
You will pay your tuition fees directly to ANU for enrolment in INDN2525/6525. Students are not required to pay tuition fees to ACICIS or UKSW.
General Information for Global Learning Programs
While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisers about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.
Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.
The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
Hear from a Previous Student
Ben McCarthy - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
I travelled to Salatiga and a number of surrounding cities in Java, Indonesia. (Winter Session, 2017). The highlight of my in-country experience was honestly the opportunity to meet and communicate with such a diverse range of different people that I would never have been able to without the language skills I picked up over there. Communicating in a different language with someone is something that I'd done quite a bit of in class here at the ANU, however doing so in-country was just incredible. Especially when it came to the spare time outside of class in Indonesia, being able to use the skills that I'd just picked up was extremely rewarding.
I would strongly advise anyone considering a CAP overseas mobility program to go for it. Despite how intimidating the overseas study experience may seem, the leap of faith for me really paid off. As such, I would say to put your inhibitions aside and give it a shot. These opportunities always seem a little daunting but my experience shows that it will be worth it in the end!
Photo and caption by Ben McCarthy, CAP Digital Media Grant recipient, Winter Session, 2017: Jons Island – “Many of the small Islands we visited closely resembled the picturesque scenery found in an Apple Screensaver. This small island, off the coast of Karimunjawa, was no exception, boasting a sandy white beach and crystal clear blue water. Perfect spot for lunch!”
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