What is the Indonesian Language Short Course? 

The Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC) provides intensive Indonesian language training for students from introductory to advanced levels. 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.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants of $3,000 are available to ACICIS member university students participating in this program in 2017 and 2018.

Are you eligible?

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.

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

N.B. Students may also undertake the ILSC prior to, or immediately after, an ACICIS semester program or professional practicum program in order to prepare, or to augment their Indonesian language learning.


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.


ACICIS’ programs in Indonesia operate under the direction of the ACICIS Resident Director.

In addition, the ILSC Development Officer (DO) is assigned to oversee all aspects of the program – including program development, delivery, and evaluation – and will serve as ACICIS’ primary liaison officer in Salatiga for the duration of the ILSC. The DO and an assigned ACICIS Program Assistant (PA) 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).