Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


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


alumni since


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 Workshops

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “I’m so glad that I selected to join this summer studies program. It was an eye-opening experience!”  

– Izzy Mariano, 2019 Summer Studies Participant


” Thank you so much for an exceptional program! I learned so much and really grew as a person, emotionally, spiritually, professionally, academically, and culturally. I also learned so much more about the country and the people of Indonesia and am shocked at how little Americans know about such a large and important nation. I am really grateful and will promote USINDO to others!”

– Jack Stover, 2019 Summer Studies Participant



”  I came to Indonesia this year with around 100 WA contacts and I’m leaving with over 300. I have met so many incredible new friends, thinkers, and family members. I plan to maintain contact with my closest friends through social media and WA because I simply cannot live happily without these relationships. Additionally, I have already started drafting a new research proposal for an AMINEF/Fulbright research grant in order to produce meaningful new knowledge for both countries while simultaneously furthering academic collaborations and relations between the US and Indonesia. I have even started researching potential S2 programs in Indonesia that could meet my career goals while allowing me to continue my engagement with Indonesia in-country.” 

                                                                                                 – Robbert Trice, 2019  Summer Studies Participant