Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


An intensive 10-week language & culture studies fellowship held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia for U.S. university students and recent graduates.

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Language Training

Improve your Bahasa Indonesia proficiency in a classroom setting.

Field Trips

A series of field trips to celebrate cultural and historical sites as well as local organizations in Yogyakarta and Jakarta

Cultural Workshop

Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Indonesia.

Experiential Classroom

Experience candid interaction with Indonesians outside of your classroom setting, while also exploring current issues in the community.

Host Families

Foster meaningful bonds with your Indonesian host families

Cross-Cultural Reflection

Reflect upon your experiences to navigate the cultural differences and similarities in Indonesia

Jakarta Post-Program

Engage with Indonesian government officials, NGOs, business leaders and experience its city tour

USINDO Summer Studies

USINDO Summer Studies has been held since 1996 with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation. The program has 250 alumni across the United States most of whom have done continued career work related to Indonesia.

USINDO Summer Studies program is a custom-designed language and cultural immersion program that is distinct from most Summer Studies programs. It is comprised of an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies fellowship held from June to August in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Other aspects of the program include interactive lectures, field trips, and stays with host families for 24-hour immersion.

This enriching program in Yogyakarta will be enhanced by the chance to gain exposure and networking opportunities through a post-program component called Discover Jakarta. This segment is tailored to expand participants’ perspectives and knowledge, through discussion with government officials, experts, academics, NGOs, and the private sector.

USINDO Summer Studies is open to U.S.- citizen university students currently enrolled in undergraduate level (juniors and seniors), graduate students, and graduates who earned their degree within the last six months.

For more detailed information, please check our 2024 Program Information available at or apply directly at    The application deadline is February 20, 2024.  For questions, please contact and


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