USINDO Summer Studies

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Requirements: Applicant must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident,  College Seniors,  Recent college graduates (within 6 months), enrolled in Master’s or post-graduate degree program, or recent graduates (within 6 months)

Description: 10-week long intensive language and general studies course at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. Students are expected to pay a fee although partial waivers are available to those who qualify


America’s Unofficial Ambassadors: Indonesia Summer Service Intern Program

Contact: (202) 966-9501 or

Requirements: Applicant should be anyone over the age of 18, who is in good health, and who wants to commit to being one of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors and all that it entails.

Description: 6-week long language study and service internship program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Business in Indonesia: Sustainable Tourism


Requirements: Open to undergraduate students with an interest in tourism and hospitality management. Must be 18 to apply.

Description: Business in Indonesia: Sustainable Tourism is a 3-week, summer study abroad program in Jakarta, Indonesia. Designed for undergraduate students studying tourism and hospitality management, the program employs local excursions and site visits to demonstrate sustainable tourism business principles.


COTIM (Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian and Malay)

Contact: (740) 590-1401 or

Requirements: Must have intermediate Bahasa Indonesia competency, for other restrictions see website

Description: 9-week long intensive language study program at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga, Java


Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship

Contact: (212) 984-5542 or

Requirements: Must be a university sophomore or junior in good standing

Description: 9-week long summer program that includes an internship with an Indonesian nonprofit and 60 contact hours of Indonesian language instruction. Please note this is a pilot program.


Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP)


Requirements: IOP is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Indonesian language—no prior knowledge necessary. Must be 18 to apply.

Description: IOP provides participants the unique opportunity to study Indonesian language and culture in an immersion setting for a semester or academic year. Students at all proficiency levels are encouraged to apply. It is an intensive semester- or academic year-long overseas immersion program in Malang, Indonesia.


SEASSI (Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute)

Contact: (608) 263-1755 or

Requirements: Open to students and non-students

Description: Summer intensive language course in Bahasa Indonesia (beginner to advanced) or Javanese (beginner) held at University of Wisconsin-Madison campus


VIA (Volunteers in Asia)

Contact: (415) 904-8033 or

Requirements: VIA is open to native English speakers with an interest in Asia. Bachelor’s degree recommended but exceptions can be made. “VIA is dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through public service and programs promoting cross-cultural education. We are an independent and entrepreneurial non-profit organization founded at Stanford University in 1963.”

Description: “We provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, we bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.”