Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

The USINDO Summer Studies Program has been our
core educational program providing young Americans
with in-country language and cultural experience in Indonesia.

The rigorous 10-week program, conducted in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, includes intensive Bahasa Indonesia language class, volunteering, cultural workshops, special lectures, field-trips, and staying with a host family.

As it enters its 24th year of implementation, USINDO is proud to have 227 alumni of the Summer Studies program. The experience provides American students with a deeper understanding of Bahasa Indonesia, cultural sensitivity, and sociopolitical awareness. Many have returned to Indonesia for employment, conducted research on Indonesia, or otherwise benefitted from this program to build their future careers and deepen their interest in this increasingly significant country.

In 2018, USINDO hosted 14 American students from various universities in the United States for the Summer Studies Program. Participants ranged from undergraduate seniors to master’s students, between age 19 to 30. The program ran for approximately two months - from May 24 to August 2.

This program is in partnership with Purna Caraka Muda Indonesia (PCMI) Yogyakarta and Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course (ILCIC), and supported by The Freeman Foundation and USINDO.