Call for Applications, USINDO Summer Studies 2019 in Indonesia


Deadline:  8 February 2019
Open to: U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Venue: 23 May– 01 August 2019, Yogyakarta and Jakarta / Indonesia

Description

The program will begin with a three-day orientation in Yogyakarta, where participants will be introduced to the local committee, their language tutors from ILCIC Sanata Dharma University, as well as their host families. The participants will attend various sessions designed to enable them to create a richer and meaningful experience during their stay in Yogyakarta. These include Cross-Cultural Understanding session which will help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural differences between Indonesian and American Culture, as well as an ‘Amazing Race’ challenge which will help familiarize students with key places in Yogyakarta in a fun and interactive way. The program ends with the students moving in to each host family.

Students will live with host families throughout their stay in Indonesia. The host family experience is intended to reinforce language studies during the day, and to give students the real experience of living with an Indonesian family. Indonesians are hospitable, welcoming people. Strong emphasis is placed on the importance of the family unit. By welcoming American students into their homes, host families welcome them to their daily routine and often invite them to participate as family members in significant events such as weddings. Significantly, the experience allows acquaintances and extended family of the host family to have exposure to young, educated Americans interested in Indonesia and willing to engage.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, aged 18-30 years old, and university juniors or seniors, or graduate students, currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program. They may also be recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university.

Costs

The program fee covers the following expenses of the program including return international and domestic air ticket, tuition, cultural program, field trip, special lecture, accommodation, two meals per day, visa, and travel insurance. Each student pays a fee of $2,000 toward these program costs, and the USINDO Summer Studies Program provides the substantial remainder of these program costs. All other incidentals are the responsibility of the student.

Application

We are accepting applications all year long. Applications and required documents must be received by USINDO no later than February 8, 2019 to be considered for the Summer 2019 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 15, 2019. All of the following application documents must be submitted via email to usindojkt@usindo.org.

Personal statement: Please submit a 500-800 words personal statement describing your academic interests, career goals, interest in Indonesia, and how your participation in this Updated October 24, 2018 2019 USINDO Summer Studies Program | 5 program will enhance those interests and goals, as well as how your career might further the mission of the Society to promote more awareness of Indonesia in the United States, and why you chose to apply for the 2019 USINDO Summer Studies Program.

In addition to the personal statement, you may also submit a short introductory video of yourself. This video should be no more than one minute long and should serve the purpose of helping us get to know you and your motivation better beyond your personal statement. Please note that this video is optional. • 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. Unofficial copies are acceptable. • Letter of recommendation: One (1) recommendation letter is required. The letter of recommendation may include the recommender's assessment of your character, potentials, and accomplishments, with examples if possible; the recommender's understanding of your academic/professional interests; and why the recommender would recommend you to be chosen as a 2019 USINDO Summer Studies participant. Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to usindojkt@usindo.org. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

The 2019 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, 2019 to be considered for the Summer 2019 intake. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on February 222019. Additional questions can be directed to usindojkt@usindo.org.

The official web-page.