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2019 Summer Studies Program in Indonesia

The PBRC is happy to announce the Summer Study Program in Indonesia sponsored by The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO), a non-profit organization aimed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Indonesia. 

The USINDO Summer Studies program aims to provide American students with the language ability, political awareness, cultural sensitivity and understanding of this increasingly significant country. For more than 23 years, USINDO has hosted an intensive ten-week language and cultural immersion program, held in Yogyakarta for U.S. university students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.


During the Summer Studies Program, students will:

  • Take classes in reading, writing, and speaking Indonesian language for 20 hours every week;
  • Experience living with local Indonesian host families;
  • Have the option volunteer with local organizations in Yogyakarta, or pursue an optional independent study;
  • Attend Indonesian cultural events and workshops;
  • Hear from key guest lecturers on the relevant issues in Indonesia;
  • Go on field trips so that students may further immerse themselves in Indonesian culture and increase their knowledge of Indonesia; and
  • Spend three days in Jakarta after the Yogyakarta portion of the program, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with senior government officials, business and NGO leaders, while discussing contemporary issues facing Indonesia.

Click here for more information on the program. You may also find the application forms and program information on the USINDO website ( Applications for the 2019 Summer Studies Program are due on February 8, 2019.

If you have any question or further inquiries, please contact the USINDO directly at

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