ACICIS Indonesia School Tours build upon ACICIS’ extensive experience as a provider of quality in-country language programs for university students and teachers. School tours are delivered by our highly experienced in-country staff and are flexible enough to accommodate the varied needs of school groups. The tours comprise three core components:
- A set schedule of language classes and tutorial activities delivered by Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta.
- A series of fieldtrips and school visits
- Local-style accommodation (Guesthouse).
The whole program has been designed by Indonesian language teachers for school students learning Indonesian. The emphasis is on learning through immersion in Indonesian everyday life.
Tour packages are offered for durations of 5, 7, 10, 12, and 14 days. Programs are not set. Rather, schools are invited to work with the ACICIS Tour Program Coordinator to assemble the package that best suits their needs. ACICIS School Tours do not cater for point-to-point style tours (eg Yogyakarta to Bali). ACICIS and Sanata Dharma University have limited capacity to manage multiple groups at a single time, so schools are encouraged to submit inquiries and tentative schedules as early as possible.
All tours are based in Yogyakarta, Central Java. Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia’s largest educational hubs and a popular destination for domestic and international visitors. It has a young population and is a very student-friendly city. Yogya also offers easy access to a diverse range of sites in the surrounding region, from World Heritage-listed temples, to active volcanoes and quiet fishing villages.
For the duration of the tour participants may choose to stay in a guesthouse or a hotel within walking distance of Universitas Sanata Dharma. Guesthouses offer participants great insight into local neighbourhood life and Indonesian cuisine. Participants will become accustomed to common Indonesian domestic conventions (no shoes in the house, three tablespoons of sugar in your tea!) and the sound of sweeping at 6am as the neighbourhood wakes up. Facilities include a furnished room, private bathroom, internet-wifi, hot water, common room with TV, and breakfast. Dinner and laundry services can be provided upon request – please speak to the ACICIS Tour Program Coordinator in advance of your tour to book dinner catering and laundry services.
Designing a Tour
Please see our How to Book a School Tour – to give you an idea of how to work with us to design a school tour suited to your needs.