Published: Nov. 28, 2022

For more than 23 years, USINDO has hosted an intensive ten-week language and cultural immersion program, held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia for U.S. university students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university. The USINDO Summer Studies program aims to provide American students with language ability, political awareness, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of this increasingly significant country.
During the Summer Studies Program, students will:
Take classes in reading, writing, and speaking the Indonesian language for 20 hours every week;
Experience living with local Indonesian host families;
Participate in candid experiences of direct interaction with Indonesians outside of their classroom setting, while also exploring current issues in the community;
Attend Indonesian cultural events and workshops;
Go on field trips so that students may further immerse themselves in Indonesian culture and increase their knowledge of Indonesia; and
Spend three days in Jakarta after the Yogyakarta portion of the program, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with senior government officials, business and NGO leaders, while discussing contemporary issues facing Indonesia.
Please find attached the program info booklet with more detailed information, as well as a one-page program poster. You may also find the application forms and program information on the USINDO website (

Applications for the 2023 Summer Studies Program are due on January 15, 2023.