ACICIS’ Indonesian Business, Law and Society (IBLS) program is a semester program based in Yogyakarta at Indonesia’s oldest private university, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII). During the semester, students can study units within UII’s Faculties of Law or Economics. As part of IBLS, students also have the option to undertake a professional placement (internship) with leading Indonesian institutions and NGOs in the fields of business, economics, law and society.

For Semester 49 (August 2019 – January 2020), ACICIS welcomed four students, Grace Williams, a 2019 New Colombo Plan Scholar from the University of Tasmania, Alina Rizvi from the Australian National University, Laura Striling from Monash University, and Nicholas Basan (Nick) from the University of Western Australia to study in Indonesia on the IBLS program. Alina, Laura, and Nick are New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant recipients.

Alina, Grace and Laura chose to undertake a professional placement (internship) with The Institute for Human Rights Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia (Pusat Studi Hak Asasi Manusia UII” (PUSHAM UII))

During their internship at PUSHAM UII, Alina, Grace and Laura were assigned a research project that focused on human rights in Indonesia. Alina chose to write disabilities rights in Indonesia, and also the criminal justice system for people with disabilities by carrying out fieldwork and comparative study. Grace wrote inter-religious conflict mediation in Indonesia. Meanwhile, Laura wrote her own findings on freedoms, tolerance and practices of religious minorities in Indonesia.

Nick chose to take a full-time semester load of classes from UII’s Faculty of Economics. Nick took four classes addressing different interests, international trade economy, Indonesian economy, business feasibility study, and Islamic micro economy

Congratulations to Alina, Grace, Laura and Nick! We are all very proud of you all. Thank you for a wonderful semester – we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours!