Over the years, Summer Studies has been our core educational program providing young Americans with in-country language and cultural experience in Indonesia. The comprehensive 10-week program, conducted in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, includes intensive Bahasa Indonesia language class, volunteering, cultural workshops, special lectures, and field trips. The experience provides American students with a deeper understanding of Bahasa Indonesia, cultural sensitivity and sociopolitical awareness.
As it enters its 25th year of implementation, USINDO is proud to have over 241 alumni of the Summer Studies program.
This year, USINDO hosted 14 American students from various universities in the United States for the Summer Studies Program. Participants ranged from undergraduate to PhD students, between the age of 19 to 29. The program ran for approximately 2 months from May 23rd to August 1st.
The Post-Program Event in Jakarta, held from July 29-31, 2019, was designed to broaden the students' perspective, knowledge and exposure to contemporary issues facing Indonesia, while also giving them the opportunity to network with government officials, business leaders, academics, NGOs and private sector.
For this year's Summer Studies Post-Program, the students had the chance to meet and discuss various issues on Indonesia with Amb. Joseph R. Donovan, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia; Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, Former Minister of Trade, Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, and CSIS Board of Trustee; Dr. Douglas Ramage, Managing Director of Bower Group Asia; Ms. Livia Iskandar, Vice Chairman, Witness and Victim Protection Agency/LPSK; Ms. Tunggal Pawestri, Consultant of Sexual Rights and Diversity Program at Hivos Indonesia; Ms. Delima Saragih, Program Manager, The International Republican Institute; and Ir. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), former Governor of Jakarta. At the end of the trip, they also visited various historical sites in Jakarta such as the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Old Town and National Monument.
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The 2020 Summer Studies program application is currently open and updated on our website.
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