What Students Did, Thought & Their Feedback

This experience taught me about a new industry, a new culture and a new language, it broadened horizons and future career prospects.

Anonymous respondent in the Student Feedback Survey

Earlier this year, ACICIS welcomed 11 students from seven Australian universities and one private applicant to the Summer 2024 Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP). This program provided them with hands-on experience in the field of agriculture, food science, environment and resource management and allowed them to gain practical knowledge about the industry. Most of the students received $4,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grants, which made their participation more accessible. You can read the full summary here, authored by Masaki Yamao from The University of Queensland.

Upon completing their program in Indonesia, ACICIS students are invited to provide anonymous feedback through a survey to share insights into their ACICIS experience.

All APP Summer 2024 students were contacted, and we received a response from 11 out of 12 students (92%). 

With this participation rate, the survey is considered both relevant and sufficiently representative of the sentiments and perspectives of the student cohort.

100 % of respondents said they would recommend ACICIS’ Agriculture Professional Practicum to other students at their university!

Explore our program’s impacts through the lens of our extraordinary students as they share their enriching experiences through their LinkedIn posts. Click the respective image of our students Mackenzie Coopman from the University of Adelaiede and Masaki Yamao from The University of Queensland to access their posts.

Dive into the vibrant world of Indonesian local cuisine with a delightful video shared by our esteemed host organisation, Food Sovereignty for Indonesia (Koalisi Rakyat untuk Kedaulatan Pangan) featuring our students, Daniel Bronitt from The Australian National University and William Mutton from The University of Western Australia. Check the video here.


Read through the unique perspectives, stories, and messages from our students in the Agriculture Professional Practicum. Below, are the profiles shared by two of our student participants.

Marko Rapajic, a student from The Australian National University, is undertaking a Bachelor of Environment & Sustainability. Read his profile here.

Mackenzie Coopman is a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences student from  The University of Adelaide. Read his student profile here.

We look forward to the next iteration of the Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP) in January 2025!

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the secretariat at enquiries@acicis.edu.au or on (08) 6488 6675.

The ACICIS Study Indonesia Team