Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

Testimony

  “The program met and went beyond most of my expectations! The components that most met my expectations and exceeded them were the language courses, field trips, tutoring, host family experience and post-program event in Jakarta. The only part that didn’t quite meet expectations was the volunteer opportunity.” – Mia Cordes, 2019  Summer Studies Participant

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  “Thank you for this opportunity — this experience has allowed me to expand intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.” – Lai Wo, 2019  Summer Studies Participant

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  “The program was very good as displaying another culture, it was for the most part engaging and interesting. My favorite part was the relationships that I have made with my tutor and host family. I’m going to really miss them.” – Ashley Morrow, 2019  Summer Studies Participant

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  ” Thank you so much for an exceptional program! I learned so much and really grew as a person, emotionally, spiritually, professionally, academically, and culturally. I also learned so much more about the country and the people of Indonesia and am shocked at how little Americans know about such a large and important nation. I…

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”  I came to Indonesia this year with around 100 WA contacts and I’m leaving with over 300. I have met so many incredible new friends, thinkers, and family members. I plan to maintain contact with my closest friends through social media and WA because I simply cannot live happily without these relationships. Additionally, I have already…

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  “I really loved this program and it made this summer unforgettable. I will definitely recommend this program to people I know and hope that I am able to revisit Indonesia again. Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course (ILCIC) of Sanata Dharma University is a great institution to work with for the language program and all the…

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“It’s hard to describe the fascination that I felt while learning Bahasa Indonesia. As each new word and new sound settled under my tongue and in the back of my throat, street signs and books suddenly came alive. People’s speech became animated as I listened to them day after day. This was my first time…

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“Before USINDO I was unsure about my future path. I had always had an interest in Southeast Asia, but hadn’t had a lot of exposure to the region outside of an academic setting. …USINDO helped me overcome this in two major ways. First, it gave me experience out in the field through my volunteering program.…

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“USINDO Summer Studies has been the experience of a lifetime. I have learned more about Indonesia and myself than I ever thought I would this summer! I’ve come to know some of the most amazing people and seen some of the most beautiful things during these past two months, and I will never forget all…

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