The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) offer a number of study programs for all Faculty of Arts students to gain valuable experience working and learning while overseas. All programs are available to students regardless of their Indonesian-language skills or experience in Indonesia, and may count towards student’s University of Adelaide degree.
The DSPP is a six-week internship program conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia and runs from early January to mid-February 2016. Open to students of development studies and related areas, the program consists of two-week academic learning hosted by Atma Jaya Catholic University, followed by a four-week industry placement. The academic program is a mixture of Indonesian language tuition (40 hours) and seminars on contemporary and industry-relevant themes (20 hours). Host organisations include international aid programs, major managing contractors as well as local and international NGOs.
This semester-long community development program is hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta and is designed for students who have no existing Indonesian language skills, although students with existing Indonesian language skills are still welcome to apply. The program includes a four-day orientation, six weeks of intensive Indonesian language classes, a series of expert-led lectures in the Development Studies field, and a two-month field placement. During placement, students are at the forefront of community development in local villages where they will gain valuable firsthand knowledge about designing and implementing development projects in rural Indonesia.
The JPP is a six-week internship program conducted in Jakarta, Indonesia and runs from early January to mid-February 2016. It is open to students of journalism, media and communications studies, and cadet journalists. The program gives students the opportunity to live and work in the dynamic media scene of Jakarta. Via academic activities and work placements in media organisations, students will experience workplace journalistic cultures and get a taste for the environment in which a foreign correspondent might operate. The academic program is a mixture of Indonesian language tuition (40 hours) and seminars on industry-relevant themes (20 hours).
First round applications close July 1 2015, and submissions received by this date will have early bird priority. Second round applications close October 1 2015, with remaining placements from the first round being filled (depending on availability).
For more information on programs offered, the selection process and to apply, visit ACICIS. For advice on how an ACICIS program may fit into your University of Adelaide degree, contact the Faculty of Arts Global Learning Advisor Kirsty Whitman or via +61 8313 4175.
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