This immersion program focuses on advanced-level Indonesian language acquisition. The program consists of a structured academic program of four hours of language instruction four mornings per week and two-three hours of arts and cultural activities one afternoon per week plus a weekly field trip. One weekend will feature a cultural or scenic excursion in Central Java outside Salatiga.
Instruction is given in small-individualized groups taught by in-country language teachers who have extensive experience teaching Indonesian as a foreign language. Topics for instruction are theme-based and include education, language and culture, history, literature, arts and performance, economics, political and social issues, environment and globalization. One topic is discussed each week.
All applicants should have achieved by June 2014 at least an intermediate level of proficiency in Indonesian, equivalent to the proficiency expected at the end of a fourth-semester or sixth-quarter course. Graduate students, undergraduates of junior or senior standing, faculty members, teachers in elementary and secondary schools, and educational administrators are eligible to apply. It is permitted for students to have graduated immediately prior to the beginning of the summer program.
Note: Although Advanced Indonesian Abroad is widely recognized as a formal academic program, participants do not receive academic credit for their participation. The program can provide a transcript for students who wish to request academic credit from their home campuses.
CERES Global offers the opportunity to take part in a socio-environmental and cultural journey focused on mutual learning and exchange in Indonesia. In Cipanas and Kalimantan, we work with our sister organisation YUM, engaging school groups, teching the teachers, and undertaking permaculture, food security and nutrition activities.
Indonesia: CERES Global aims to encourage a better world through harnessing connections and building cross cultural friendships; through sharing ideas, skills and experiences; and through creating understanding between people from diverse backgrounds. CERES Global offers the opportunity for people interested in sustainability, the environment, community development, global equity, health and education to travel to India, Indonesia, Timor, Cuba and Arnhem Land and contribute to local village societies by sharing skills in a range of community engagement areas. Travellers will experience daily village life and work alongside community organisations implementing fresh approaches to sustainability and community development.
CHID Made in the USA: Knowledge Construction and Social Action in the Philippines
Summer 2014. DEADLINE January 31, 2014
This program will examine the United States’ occupation of the Philippines and its implications for how Filipino identities are negotiated, and ask what it means to live in the islands. The work of Filipino American scholars and community members has posited that the colonial mentality created by the effects of American educational policy in the Philippines from 1898 to 1945 has impacted Filipinos as they learned to behave like Americans, speak Americanized English, emulate American culture, and absorbed American democratic procedures. Students will have an opportunity to examine how indigenous and non-indigenous Filipinos respond to the legacy of American colonization through explorations of community organizing projects, conversations with artists and NGOs, engagement with Hip Hop culture on the Islands, and learning about contemporary education policy in partnership with the University of the Philippines.
The program will be based in Manila, with extended field trips to some of the most beautiful locations in the country, including the Visayan Islands and Banaue's two-thousand-year-old rice terraces. Program activities and field trips are tied to the broad themes and questions of the course: students will have the opportunity to learn about how people in various regions of the Philippines negotiate the continuous pursuit of reconstructing their identity.
CHID Viet Nam: Building for Peace in the Wake of War Next offering: Summer 2015
The Comparative History of Ideas program will sponsor a study abroad program led by Christoph Giebel (UW, Int'l. Studies/History) to explore the legacy of war and ongoing rebuilding efforts in Viet Nam. In partnership with PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based organization working on land mine clearance and environmental/community restoration in Quang Tri Province, our group of 12-18 students will pursue historical studies in Ha Noi and Hue and participate in a community-building project with local people in Dong Ha, near the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Advanced Study of Thai (AST) - Special Summer 2013 Program
Summer 2014. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 5, 2014
AST is an intensive eight-week course of instruction in advanced Thai language to be conducted in Thailand with instruction provided by members of the faculty of Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai, Thailand. Equivalent to a full year's academic work and providing benefits far beyond increased foreign-language proficiency, this overseas program will be offered to approximately 12 exceptional individuals selected nationally on the basis of their need for and ability to absorb additional, advanced training in Thai, their readiness to benefit from in-country experiences, and their commitment and potential to become the next generation of Thai language and area-studies scholars in the US. The intensive, competency-based classroom study is accompanied by guided exercises outside the classroom setting that closely approximate real field work.
International Field Study Program Indonesia Summer 2014
The International Field Study Program-Indonesia (IFSP-Indonesia) is an interdisciplinary educational program designed to provide field-based educational, training, and research opportunities for individuals interested in Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, Primatology, Environmental Science, and Global Health.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
In this course, students will be provided with opportunities to explore psychosocial and community health issues in the context of the Thai health care system and culture. Socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political and ecological factors that influence health will be addressed, as well as policies and interventions aimed to reduce inequalities in health.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
The course is a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia's health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis for field work.
National University of Singapore Exchange Autumn, Winter, Spring
Located in Singapore, the National University of Singapore's (NUS) exchange is geared to students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture of Singapore and student life. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.
To learn about the many language-focused study abroad opportunities in Southeast Asia, please visit our Language Instruction page.
|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|
|Lauren Pongan, Outreach Program Assistant|