In August-December 2022, the Indonesian Business, Law & Society (IBLS) was held for the first time since 2020 before the pandemic. In this semester iteration, we welcomed Tarryn Lewis from Murdoch University and Richard Howlett from Charles Darwin University into the program hosted by Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) in Yogyakarta. Both students were supported by the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program.

ACICIS’ IBLS allows students to undertake classes with Indonesian students and other international students within the Faculty of Economics and/or Faculty of Law at UII. Students also had an option to undertake an internship within their program. In this program, Richard interned with Wisma Bahasa in Yogyakarta in which he was tasked to produce reports, do online student marketing efforts, and conduct surveys in regards to customers’ satisfaction and needs.

Tarryn opted to undertake the internship component of the program at the Rumah Hukum (Hukum Law Firm) during which she was able to learn about the Indonesian legal system through client consultation and background research for client organisations in Indonesia. Also, through carrying fieldwork and a comparative study, she learnt in-depth about the Indonesian criminal justice system.

The program was wrapped up with a farewell event where Tarryn, Richard, other students from the Semester 55 iteration, and ACICIS staff enjoyed delicious Indonesian-food dinner, fun games, and an exciting karaoke session. There was also a section where students were able to share their experience studying in Yogyakarta. ACICIS is beyond proud of what the students have achieved this semester! Semoga sukses dan sampai jumpa lagi!