2015 SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY PROGRAM
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The extended deadline for USINDO’s Summer Language Study (Summer Studies) Program application submission is approaching:
April 24, 2015.
USINDO runs an intensive ten-week language and general studies program from June to August held at Gadjah Mada University for U.S. students and recent graduates selected in a competitive application process. This year Summer Studies program will begin on June 1 and end on August 5, 2015, including a 10-day term break to accommodate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, celebrating the end of the fasting month, Ramadan. In addition to the language course, the program will now also include short internship/volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta. Also new this year, USINDO in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Information and Communications, will host a 3 day trip to West Java as part of the program. Students will meet local leaders, have discussions with NGOs, and participate in cultural activities.
The 2015 Summer Study Language Program Applications are available here. In addition to the Application Cover Page, students are required to submit a 1-page personal statement, resume, transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation.
For complete information on the program, download the information sheet here or visit the USINDO website.
Applications must be received by USINDO no later than April 24, 2015. Applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of April 2015, subject to availability of funds.
Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to the above email address. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate college seniors, enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program, or recent graduates of any tertiary educational institution (within 6 months).
Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be judged by the clarity of communication in their personal statements and by their demonstrated interest in Indonesia. A good academic record will be required as well as a demonstrated interest and success in learning languages. Previous foreign travel is desirable but not necessary. Stated career plans will be judged in part on the likelihood that such a career will involve communicating knowledge of Indonesia to a broader audience.
Applicants will be required to participate in all Summer Studies activities, including attendance at classes and taking a final examination. Participants will be required to sign a statement verifying this intention, as well as a release form, upon admission to the program. Participants should be available to depart from the United States with the group.
The cost of the program participation is $2,000. Program cost covers tuition, housing and board, airfare, student visas, and health insurance. All other incidentals will be the responsibility of the students.
USINDO purchases roundtrip air tickets to Yogyakarta for students from any city in the US. Travel arrangements are made by USINDO.
USINDO will process the student visas at the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC.
Students MUST possess a passport that is valid at least until December 2015, AND must have at least four blank visa pages in their passport.
USINDO purchases international health insurance and will pay for the premium for each student for 3 months coverage (June, July, August). Students will be responsible for any deductible payments.