Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2016 Summer Studies Program, Yogyakarta, Indonesia




Deadline: March 31, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for USINDO's Summer Studies Program. 
USINDO runs a renowned intensive nine-week language and general studies program from May to July each year, and has done so for over 20 years. The program, held in Yogyakarta, is open to U.S. college juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process. 

This year's Summer Studies program will begin on May 26 and end on July 22, 2016. In addition to the language course, the program also includes field trips, special lectures, cultural activities and a short internship/volunteer work opportunity with local organizations in Yogyakarta. 
For complete information on the program, download the information sheet here or visit the USINDO website

Applications must be received by USINDO no later than March 31, 2016Applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of April 2016, subject to availability of funds.  

Application Submission
All of the following application documents must be submitted via email to 
  • Application form: Please submit a completed and signed application form, availablehere
  • Personal statement: Please submit a one (1) page personal statement explaining your  interest in the program and how the program will benefit you.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume: Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume (not to exceed 10 pages).
  • Academic transcript(s): Please submit the latest academic transcript from the educational institution where you are currently enrolled or recently graduated from.
  • Letter of recommendation: One (1) recommendation letter is required. Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and college juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university.

Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be judged by the clarity of communication in their personal statements and their demonstrated interest in Indonesia or in learning about Indonesia. A strong academic record is required as well as a demonstrated interest and success in learning languages. Previous foreign travel is desirable but not necessary. Stated career plans will be judged in part on the likelihood that such a career will involve communicating knowledge of Indonesia to a broader audience.
Applicants will be required to participate in all Summer Studies activities, including attendance at classes and taking a final examination. Participants will be required to sign a statement verifying this intention, as well as a release form, upon admission to the program. Participants should be available to depart from the United States with the group.

The cost of the program participation is $2,000. Program cost covers tuition, housing and board, airfare, student visas, and health insurance. All other incidentals will be the responsibility of the students.

USINDO purchases roundtrip air tickets to Yogyakarta for students from any city in the US. Travel arrangements are made by USINDO.

USINDO will process the student visas at the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC.
Students MUST possess a passport that is valid at least until December 2016AND must have at least four blank visa pages in their passport.

Health Insurance
USINDO purchases international health insurance and will pay for the premium for each student for 3 months coverage (May, June, July). Students will be responsible for any deductible payments.

Contact Information
Additional questions can be directed to or call 202.232.1400.
USINDO's mission is to expand mutual understanding between the United States and Indonesia and its people, and to strengthen the bilateral relationship, including the U.S.-Indonesia Strategic Partnership.  We implement our mission through expert lectures, conferences, and discussions in each country, and through educational and legislative exchange programs and partnerships. 

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