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The Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) provides intensive Indonesian language training for students from introductory to advanced levels. The program is once again offered in-country from January 2023.

Running in three-week sessions during university vacation periods, students can undertake the program either to fast-track or supplement language studies at their home university, or, for those students exploring an emerging interest in Indonesia, as an in-country, immersive introduction to the Indonesian language.

The program consists of intensive Indonesian language tuition incorporating language classes, cultural classes, and fieldtrips. Students may take either a single three-week course, or two consecutive three-week courses to create a six-week program of study (January-February only).

ACICIS runs three three-week ILSC sessions each year, scheduled to accommodate both southern hemisphere (Australian) and northern hemisphere (European and North American) university vacation periods.

Exhilarating, enjoyable and enlightening – ILSC is a must-do for every Australian student after the true authentic Indonesia experience.
– ACICIS Past Participant


ACICIS’ programs in Indonesia operate under the direction of the ACICIS Resident Director. In addition, assigned ACICIS Program Assistants will provide comprehensive in-country pastoral support services for students during their time in Indonesia.

All academic components of the program undertaken by students at Satya Wacana University in Salatiga are supervised and assessed by academic staff from UKSW’s Language Training Centre (LTC).


The ILSC can be undertaken as either a three- or six-week program of study structured as follows:

  • A three-week intensive language course (approximately 140 hours total time commitment) at Satya Wacana Christian University (UKSW);
  • Two consecutive three-week intensive language courses (approximately 280 hours total time commitment) at UKSW.

What you need to know

  • Duration: 3 – 6 weeks

Summer 2025

  • Session 1: 4 January – 24 January 2025
  • Session 2: 25 January – 14 February 2025
  • Application Deadline: 3 June 2024
  • Program Fee:

One session: AUD $2,761 (Member University Students)

Two consecutive sessions: AUD $4,820 (Member University Students)

Winter 2025

Financial Help: AUD $3,000 (one session only) & AUD $4,000 (two consecutive sessions) NCP grants*
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