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

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USINDO Summer Studies 2018

For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, or graduate students, 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.

The 2018 Summer Studies program will begin on May 24 and end on August 2, 2018, including a 10-day term break to accommodate the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

In addition to the language course, field trips, cultural programs, and volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta (ILCIC of Sanata Dharma University's Language Center and PCMI), the program also includes a post-program event in Jakarta that is designed to broaden the students’ perspective, knowledge, and exposure to contemporary issues facing Indonesia, while also giving them the opportunity to network with government officials, experts, academics, NGOs and private sector.

The 2018 Summer Studies Program Applications are available for download HERE. In addition to completing the application form, students are required to submit a 500-800 word personal statement, resume, transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation. For complete information on the program, please read below or download the information sheet HERE.

USINDO accepts applications all year long. Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than February 8, 2018 to be considered for the Summer 2018 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 15, 2018. Additional questions can be directed to or

USINDO Summer Studies 2019

For information on the 2019 USINDO Summer Studies Program, please download the program information here and the application form here.


Are you a Summer Studies alumni?

For all alumni of the USINDO Summer Studies Program, we invite you to join our Facebook group "USINDO Education and Exchange Alumni" where you can keep in touch and expand your network with fellow alumni from all USINDO exchange programs in the U.S. and Indonesia. To join the group, please click here or contact