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 for 27 years with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation. Entering its 28th year of implementation, USINDO is proud to have 259 alumni across the United States.

USINDO Summer Studies program is a specially designed language and cultural immersion that is distinct from most. It entails an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies fellowship held from May to August in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. USINDO works in conjunction with local organizations in Yogyakarta- PT  Caraka Muda Indonesia (PT. CMI)   and Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course (ILCIC) of Sanata Dharma University. Other aspects of the program include interactive lectures, field trips and host families.

This fulfilling program in Yogyakarta will be augmented with the opportunity to get exposure and networking opportunities, through a post-program component known as Discover Jakarta, which is designed to broaden the participants’ perspective and knowledge. It will allow them to interact in an open discussion with government officials, experts in different fields, academics, NGOs, and the private sector based in Indonesia's capital city.

USINDO Summer Studies is open to U.S university students from all levels of education, currently enrolled, or recent graduates (within 6 months) from any U.S schools of higher education. Participants are selected under a competitive application process.

For more detailed information, please also check our 2023 Program Information available here: 

 Testimonials from Summer Studies 2019 Participants