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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|

More than the Classroom

By Lara Whitehouse (Semester 42/February 2016) Charles Darwin University Yogyakarta is truly a city that never sleeps. A city that, if one allows it, can render the humble student wide-eyed and gaping at the opportunities, experiences and fun that they are bound to come across during a semester exchange. Yogya [...]

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Words

By Lachlan Haycock (Semester 42/Feb 2016) University of the Sunshine Coast Words are powerful things, and so it comes as no surprise to me that when you can’t find the right ones or say them in the right way, you lose the power to articulate your meaning or intention as [...]

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

ILTI Testimonial

By Paula Tsalamangos (Sem 40/Feb 2015) Flinders University Looking back at 5 months spent in such a culturally enriched country brings nothing but smiles to my face. At the start of 2015 I couldn’t actually believe that I was about to embark on an incredible 5 month exchange in Yogyakarta, [...]

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Changing Perspectives

By Danny Carney (Semester 34/Feb 2012 & Semester 35/Aug 2012) University of Tasmania It's been a few years since I spent a year studying with ACICIS. I credit that year as the time my relationship with Indonesia became serious, that I went from flowing in and out of Bali with [...]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials, Testimonials|

Classes at UII

By Mercedes Whelan (Sem 40/Feb 2015) Murdoch University I decided to apply for the ACICIS Islamic Business, Law and Society (IBLS) Program after speaking to a friend from Murdoch who had participated in the program and loved it. As a young person growing up in WA, I was like many [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Unity in Diversity

By Kirby Taylor, (Semester 40/Feb 2015) Private Participant Living and studying in a bustling Indonesian city is something you cannot prepare for. As cliché as it might be, you really just have to be ready for anything, to expect the unexpected. It’s a generalisation but … Indonesian youth are always on [...]

March 1st, 2016|Categories: Semester Testimonials|