ACICIS’ FLIP program is composed of the following key components, as outlined below. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the program:

Program Structure 1: FLIP: Classes and Coursework Only

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes at UGM
a) INCULS subjects
b) ‘Immersion’ subjects
100% Classes delivered by Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS) and other various faculties and departments at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM).

Program Structure 2: FLIP with Professional Placement

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Classes at UGM
a) INCULS subjects
b) ‘Immersion’ subjects
60% Classes delivered by Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS) and other various faculties and departments at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM).
2 FLIP Professional Placement 30% Host Organisation mentors and ACICIS staff will monitor student progress and provide feedback.
3 Final Reflective Presentation 10% A brief (20 minute) presentation providing reflections on a student’s Professional Placement experience.

Assessment Component Details

The FLIP is designed to meet the equivalency requirements of a full-time semester load (0.5 EFTSL) at ACICIS member universities, and includes the following assessable components:

1. Classes at UGM

All students undertake full-time study at the Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS and various faculties and departments at UGM. Students are required to complete a total study load of 12-15 SKS (credit points) per semester, or approximately 5-7 subjects.

1a. INCULS subjects

Units in Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners are offered by Gadjah Mada’s Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS). Indonesian is taught at three levels: Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Classes are taught each morning between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. The program is modular with the following electives on offer:

Beginner (Dasar) SKS Intermediate (Menengah) SKS Advanced (Lanjut) SKS
Writing (Menulis) 2 Writing (Menulis) 2 Writing (Menulis) 2
Reading (Membaca) 3 Reading (Membaca) 3 Reading (Membaca) 2
Conversation (Percakapan) 3 Conversation (Percakapan) 2 Conversation (Percakapan) 2
Grammar (Tata Bahasa) 2 Grammar (Tata Bahasa) 3 Grammar (Tata Bahasa) 2
Vocabulary (Kosa Kata) 2 Vocabulary (Kosa Kata) 3 Vocabulary (Kosa Kata) 2
Indonesian History (Sejarah Indonesia) 2
Indonesian Politics (Politik Indonesia) 2
Indonesian Culture (Kebudayaan Indonesia) 2
Indonesian for Research (Bahasa Indonesia Untuk Riset) 2
English-Indonesian Translation (Terjemahan Inggris-Indonesia) 2
Japanese – Indonesian Translation (Terjemahan Jepang-Indonesia) 2

Language Test

When students first arrive in Yogyakarta they will be required to sit a ‘placement test’ administered by INCULS. A student’s score on this placement will determine the language level of INCULS subjects into which a student will be permitted to enrol. Special consideration and exceptions may be granted in cases where a student is required by their home university to enrol in INCULS subjects at a specific language level. For other students, the placement test will be the deciding factor in regards to the composition of subjects they will be permitted to undertake at UGM. So far as permitted, students are encouraged to choose a mix of language classes as well as immersion classes at UGM.

Students may take a combination of subjects at INCULS and at other faculties and departments at UGM. ACICIS students will be required to follow the below guidelines when enrolling in the Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP):

  • Beginner: students are to enrol in at least 12 SKS (credit points) (total of 5 subjects) at INCULS plus subjects taught in English (with IUP codes) at UGM’s Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB) and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL) (total of 1-2 subjects)
  • Intermediate: students are to enrol in at least 8 SKS (credit points) (total of 3-4 subjects) at INCULS plus subjects taught in English at FIB/FISIPOL (with IUP or INT codes) (total of 2-3 subjects)
  • Advanced: students are to enrol in at least 6 credit points (total of 2-3 subjects) at INCULS plus any regular curriculum subjects taught in Indonesian at FIB/FISIPOL (total of 3-4 subjects)

1b. Immersion Subjects

Immersion subjects are available from any faculty in the university. While ACICIS students enjoy flexibility in terms of enrolment choices, they are subject to the same assessment criteria as local students.

Outlines for the subjects listed below can be made available to those students requiring details for credit approval at their home university. ACICIS can obtain these on students’ behalf. Please contact the ACICIS Secretariat at enquiries@acicis.edu.au to in order to obtain subject outline information.

Complete lists of subjects taught at UGM

Below are complete lists of subjects taught at UGM, available to students undertaking the FLIP, classified by Faculty:

Faculty of Cultural Sciences (Ilmu Budaya) – semester August to January
Faculty of Cultural Sciences (Ilmu Budaya) – semester February to June
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Ilmu Social dan Ilmu Politik) (FISIPOL) – semester August to January
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik) (FISIPOL) – semester February to June
Faculty of Economics and Business (Ekonomika dan Bisnis) – semester August to January
Faculty of Economics and Business (Ekonomika dan Bisnis) – semester February to June
Faculty of Forestry/ Ecology/Environmental Sciences (Kehutanan)
Faculty of Philosophy (Filsafat) – semester August to January
Faculty of Philosophy (Filsafat) – semester February to June
Faculty of Law (Hukum) – semester August to January
Faculty of Law (Hukum) – semester February to June

Students may require current subject lists and subject descriptions for credit purposes. ACICIS can supply these to students. Please contact the ACICIS Secretariat in advance of your application deadline in order for our staff to obtain this information.

List of recommended subjects

Within the complete lists above, below are subjects that have been taken and recommended by past ACICIS students in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB) and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL).

Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB)

February-June Semester English/ Indonesian SKS August-December Semester English/ Indonesian SKS
Anthropology of Religion (ANS2423) ID 3 Indonesian Cultural Arts (Karawitan) (IBS1202) ID 3
Javanese for Non-Native Speakers (JWS1221) ID 3 Indonesian Cultural Arts (Batik) (IBS1202) ID 3
Contemporary History of Indonesia (SJS3625) EN 3 Indonesian Cultural Arts (Tari) (IBS1202) ID 3
Ethnovideography (ANS3637) ID 3 Introduction to Indonesian History (SJS1101) ID 4
Indonesian Cultural Arts (Karawitan) (IBS1202) ID 3
Indonesian Cultural Arts (Batik) (IBS1202) ID 3
Indonesian Cultural Arts (Tari) (IBS1202) ID 3

*Please note that these subject outlines and descriptions may change slightly each year.

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIPOL)

February-June Semester English/ Indonesian SKS August-December Semester English/ Indonesian SKS
American Foreign Policy: An Introduction (SPB2318IUP) EN/ID 3 American Foreign Policy: An Introduction (SPB23181UP) EN/ID 3
Area Studies: Asia Pacific (SPB1212IUP) EN/ID 3 China’s International Relations in the 21st Century (SPB2317IUP) EN/ID 3
Constitutional Law (SPA1224IUP) EN/ID 4 Gender and Politics (SPB3506IUP) EN/ID 3
Corruption and Anti-Corruption (SPA8236) EN 3 Gender, Family and Development (SPE1238) ID 3
Social Movement and Development (SPE8206) ED 3 Global Social Movements (SPB2307IUP) EN/ID 3
Globalisation (SPB8469) EN/ID 3 International Humanitarian Law (SPB2322) EN/ID 3
Government and Politics of the Middle East (SPB2420IUP) EN/ID 3 Indonesian Social and Political History (SPU1103IUP) EN/ID 3
Australian-Indonesian Relations (SPB466IUP) EN/ID 3 International Economics (SPB2311IUP) EN/ID 3
Indonesian Social and Political System (International Relations) (SPU1103IUP) EN 3 Peacebuilding (SPB2421) EN/ID 3
Indonesian Social and Political System (Public Policy)(SPU1102IUP) EN 3 Photojournalism (SPC5314) ID 3
International Law (SPB1204IUP) EN/ID 3 Political Corruption in the Global Context (SPB3512IUP) EN 3
International Politics (SPB1201IUP) EN/ID 3 Theories of Development (SPA2343IUP) EN 3
International Security Studies (SPB2405IUP) EN/ID 3 Theory of International Politics (SPB2306IUP) EN/ID 3
Introduction to Human Rights Study (SPB466IUP) EN/ID 3 Transnationalism in Global Politics (SPB3505IUP) EN/ID 3
Military and Politics (SPB2430) ID 3 Violence in World Politics (SPB3504IUP) EN 3
Non-Violence Studies (SPB2408IUP) EN/ID 3 Introduction to Democracy Studies (SPB3540) ID 3
Political Corruption in the Global Context (SPB3512IUP) ID 3
Religious Studies (International Relations)(UNU100IUP) EN 3
Religious Studies (Public Policy) (UNU100IUP) EN 3
Strategy (SPB2307IUP) EN/ID 3

*Please note that these subject outlines and descriptions may change slightly each year.

Additional list of subjects previously taken by ACICIS students

Further to the complete lists above, we have compiled subjects that have been taken by past ACICIS students. Click here to view the list.

2. FLIP Professional Placement

Students may undertake the optional FLIP Professional Placement – either alongside their UGM classes (e.g. one to one-and-a-half day/s per week around classes), or as a ‘block’ at the end of their semester – for a total of 160 hours.

Throughout the professional placement, students undertake a supervised placement at a participating ACICIS Host Organisation. Required tasks will vary depending on each Host Organisation, but generally may include: research and report writing, content editing, website editing, translation, data entry, monitoring and evaluation, and other tasks as required by individual Host Organisations.

FLIP Professional Placement Assessment

Students are assessed as follows:

  • Work plan design 10%
  • Professional Placement Report 20%
  • Participation 70%*

* The placement component will be assessed by the student’s Host Organisation workplace mentor and ACICIS staff. Upon completion of the Professional Placement, the workplace mentor will be asked to comment on the student’s performance according to criteria related to both generic skills (e.g., interpersonal, communication, professionalism, initiative) and discipline-specific knowledge. This feedback will inform each student’s end-of-semester Student Outcome Evaluation (SOE) report prepared by the ACICIS Resident Director.

3. Final Reflective Presentation

At the end of the program, students will give a brief (20 minute) presentation regarding their professional placement experience to their fellow FLIP students and supervising ACICIS staff, followed by a brief question and answer session. Students are to prepare PowerPoint slides to accompany their presentation.