When you don’t look ‘dari Australia’

By Hwei-See Kay (Sem 47/August 2018) University of Technology Sydney Spending more than 8 months in Indonesia means that I, like most people, answered the question ‘dari mana?’ (‘where are you from?’) multiple times a day. But for me and other people who don’t look like the typical idea of an [...]

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

An alumnus from 20 years ago

By Robert Letchford (Sem 5/Aug 1997 & Sem 6/Jan 1998) Murdoch University I have been working for the last 17 years as a manager, consultant and practitioner in the overseas aid and development sector. I have worked in both conflict and post-conflict environments, primarily in the public sector with a focus [...]

October 4th, 2018|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Beyond the formalities of the Practicum

By Lilian Greensill* (BPP 2018) The University of Western Australia My situation may differ slightly from the ACICIS students sitting here tonight; I am a grantee of the NCP, however this government initiative provided me the opportunity to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam with The University of Western Australia late last [...]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Practicum Testimonials, Testimonials|

Challenging Perceptions

By Kate Rolland* (BPP 2018) Curtin University When Ibu Lydia asked me to do this speech, I actually thought she was joking for a minute, seeing as I’ve heard her refer to me multiple times as “the quiet one”. I tend to avoid speaking in class and talking in large [...]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Practicum Testimonials, Testimonials|

Fond, life-long memories

By Dan McNamara* (LPP2018) The Australian National University Selamat malam/soreh ACICIS Staff, guests, and participants of the ACICIS Professional Practicum courses for 2018. My name is Dan, also known as the slightly outspoken guy at the back of the seminars, and I am fortunate enough this evening to be speaking [...]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Practicum Testimonials, Testimonials|

7 Weeks in Jakarta

By Sarah Eardley-Wilmot (BPP 2017) The University of Western Australia If you had of asked me at the end of 2016 where I would be this summer, I would have said relaxing by the pool enjoying some downtime in country WA! However, somehow I ended up in Jakarta – one [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Practicum Testimonials|

Big city living in Bandung

By Anna Himmelreich (Sem 43/Aug 2016) The Australian National University Growing up in Canberra I considered myself rather cosmopolitan, but it is very hard to get a meal after 9pm or a bus on a Sunday, and I really had to think about if I’d ever been in a traffic [...]

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Surf Photography in Indonesia

By Jake Wundersitz (Sem 39 & 42/Aug 2014 & Jan 2016) Flinders University Best way to describe life in Yogyakarta is a slow and laid back, things don't necessarily happen straight away but you learn patience. In my two semesters at UGM I completed a semester of Indonesian Language at [...]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Fake it ’til you get Ice Cream

By Anastasia Pavlovic (Feb 2016/Semester 42) The University of Sydney I love ice cream - it's great on its own, in different flavours, and even with small chopped up bits of bread, pearls, fruit, cheese and condensed milk as I discovered here in Indonesia. Known as ‘es campur’, it’s odd, but strangely [...]

June 13th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Learning Across Borders

By Theodore Craig-Piper (Sem 42/Feb 2016) Murdoch University Late this January I arrived in Jogja with little more than my clothes, vitamin pills and the few basic but crucial Indonesian phrases I had made myself learn before flying out from Perth. I carried with me at once both a burning [...]

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|