Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

“There are so many adventures and realizations I had in this short time, that there’s no way I can cover it all. I had absolutely no language skills coming to the country and now I can communicate basic ideas and actually understand what people are saying. Life in Indonesia went through phases of being weird and not, but I was able to handle all challenges.. All of these differences helped me to understand life in a country very different from my own. Before I came here, I knew very little. But now, 2 months later I have created lifelong friendships and a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the culture and language.”

– Emily Wood,  2017 Summer Studies Participant