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ACICIS’ Agriculture Semester Program (ASP) allows students to take units in a number of internationally accredited study programs at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), including subjects in agribusiness, agronomy and horticulture, plant protection, forestry, food science and technology, and animal production technology.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants of $6,000 are available to ACICIS member university students participating in this program in 2016 and 2017.

See here for more information about the ACICIS New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Funding.

With classes taught in English, from an Indonesian perspective, students undertaking the ASP will be well-placed to become leaders in international agricultural development equipped with a solid understanding of the food security and resource management challenges facing Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific region.

Students also undertake a supervised professional placement at an Indonesian host organisation to complement their academic studies. Host organisations include international research organisations such as World Resources Institute (WRI), international non-government organisations such as World Agroforestry Centre and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as well as Indonesian and international agribusiness companies.

Structure

The ASP runs in two intakes each year: from August to February, and from February to August. The structure of the semester-long program is as follows:

  • A semester of academic classes and coursework (approximately 504 hours in total) at Bogor Agricultural University. Classes can be scheduled anytime between 07:00 to 18:00 Monday-Friday, and 07:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays;
    Concurrent with;
  • One to one-and-a-half day/s per week professional placement – provided the placement Host Organisation is located in Bogor or surrounds (approximately 160 hours).

OR

  • A semester of academic classes and coursework (approximately 504 hours in total) at Bogor Agricultural University. Classes can be scheduled anytime between 07:00 to 18:00 Monday-Friday, and 07:00 to 12:00 of Saturdays;
    Followed by
  • A four-week ‘block’ professional placement at a Host Organisation outside of Bogor (approximately 160 hours).