Thursday, March 20, 2014

The United States-Indonesia Society, 2014 Summer Language Program

The deadline for USINDO's Summer Language Study (Summer Studies) Program application submission is approaching: March 31, 2014.
USINDO runs an intensive ten-week language and general studies program from June to August held at Gadjah Mada University for U.S. students and recent graduates selected in a competitive application process. Due to the Eid holidays, this year Summer Studies program will begin on June 2 and end on July 25, 2014.
2014 Summer Study Language Program Applications are available here. In addition to the Application Cover Page, students are required to submit a 1-page personal statement, resume, transcript(s), and one letter of recommendation. For complete information on the program, download the information sheet here or visit the USINDO website.


Applications must be received by USINDO no later than March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the decisions at the end of April 2014, subject to availability of funds.

Application Submission
All application documentations must be submitted via email to Recommenders must submit the letter of recommendation directly to the above email address. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their applications are submitted on time. Only complete applications will be considered.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and undergraduate college seniors, enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program, or recent graduates of any tertiary educational institution (within 6 months).

Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be judged by the clarity of communication in their personal statements and by their demonstrated interest in Indonesia. A good academic record will be required as well as a demonstrated interest and success in learning languages. Previous foreign travel is desirable but not necessary. Stated career plans will be judged in part on the likelihood that such a career will involve communicating knowledge of Indonesia to a broader audience.

Applicants will be required to participate in all Summer Studies activities, including attendance at classes and taking a final examination. Participants will be required to sign a statement verifying this intention, as well as a release form, upon admission to the program. Participants should be available to depart from the United States with the group.
The cost of the program participation is $2,000. Program cost covers tuition, housing and board, airfare, student visas, and health insurance. All other incidentals will be the responsibility of the students.

USINDO purchases roundtrip air tickets to Yogyakarta for students from any city in the US. Travel arrangements are made by USINDO.

USINDO will process the student visas at the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC.
Students MUST possess a passport that is valid at least until December 2014, AND must have at least four blank visa pages in their passport.

Health Insurance
USINDO purchases health insurance from HTH Worldwide and will pay for the premium for each student for 3 months coverage (June, July, August). Students will be responsible for any deductible payments.

Contact Information
Additional questions can be directed to or call 202.232.1400.


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