Multiple $5,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1, 2018 to Indonesia.

City:  Various
Approximate semester dates:

Spring Semester: Februrary - June
Fall Semester: August - January

Semester Dates of various programs

Please note that ACICIS arrival dates are not flexible. Students may not arrive in Indonesia more than 3 days prior to the commencement of the program. 

Language of instruction: Indonesian, English
Full time load equivalent: 12 Sistem Kredit Semester (SKS) per semester
Fields of Study Available:
Indonesian language
Islamic Studies
Indonesian Arts 
International Development
International Relations

Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP)
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta
This program is the largest and longest-running of ACICIS options. It allows students to choose a mix of Indonesian language and other regular UGM curriculum subjects according to the language ability and interest of the student – everyone from beginners to advanced students welcome!

Field Study
Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UnMuh), Malang 
For advanced language students capable of independent study, this option allows students to undertake field research through UnMuh. Usually, advanced students undertake this option following a semester at UGM. Many students devise and undertake their own study projects and many also choose to incorporate these projects into an honours program (with the approval of their home university).

Indonesian Business, Law & Society (IBLS)
Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII), Yogyakarta
This is a semester-long program with the option to specialize in Islam business, Islam law or Islamic society. Subjects such as Sharia Entrepreneurship, Islamic Thought and Civilization and Islamic Court are taught in English. NO BACKGROUND IN INDONESIAN LANGUAGE NEEDED, and students are assigned an Indonesian tutor/translator to help them navigate life in Indonesia. Students are also able to study Indonesian and Arabic language and/or undertake an internship at an Islamic organisation.

Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP)
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogakarta
This is a semester-long community development program for students who would like to undertake a longer period of study in Indonesia and who have an interest in rural development issues. The DSIP program runs parallel to other ACICIS programs at UGM, but has the important distinction of a community development field work module that will see students involved in hands-on development work for 8 weeks of the semester. Some Indonesian language experience required.

International Relations Program (IRP)
Universitas Parahyangan (UnPar), Bandung
This course enables students to study at this leading international relations department in Indonesia. NO INDONESIAN LANGUAGE SKILLS NEEDED. Courses are taught in English and give an Indonesian perspective on international relations’ issues.

Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion
Sanata Dharma University (USD), Yogyakarta
This program provides pre-service teachers with higher linguistic and classroom competence as well as in-depth knowledge of Indonesia. Includes intensive language classes and supervised school placements.
Restricted Fields of Study:
See ACICIS website for course offerings in each program
Approximate living expenses:


AUD $100 minimum per week

Additional information:

Applicants must have a passport valid for at least 22 months from the ACICIS application deadline. 

Short courses also available:

  • Journalism Professional Practicum (Atma Jaya)
  • Development Studies Professional Practicum (Atma Jaya)
  • Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion (Sanata Dharma)

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