What Students Did, Thought & Their Feedback

A pivotal experience that has instilled in me a deep love of Indonesia, facilitated the creation of lifelong friendships, and will be the foundation of my future research and career.

Anonymous respondent in the Student Feedback Survey

Earlier this year, ACICIS welcomed 26 participants from 11 Australian universities to the Summer 2024 Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP). This program provided them with hands-on experience in the field of international development in Indonesia 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.

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 DSPP Summer 2024 students were contacted, and 21 out of 26 students (11%) responded to our survey. 

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’ Development Studies Professional Practicum to other students at their university!

Explore the Indonesian development landscape through our students’ eyes! Read what have been shared shared by our students, Bethany Sunderland from The University of Western Australia and Mat O’Brien from The University of Adelaide on their LinkedIn, detailing their enriching experiences during our Development Studies Professional Practicum in Indonesia. Please click the respective image to access their posts.

During their placement, Tessa Landry from The University of Melbourne and Nathalie Simons from Macquarie University were invited as a speaker in two different talks organised by the Centre for Southeast ASEAN Studies titled Resilience & Natural Disaster Management in Australia and Community Based Health Management in Australia, respectively.

Our students, Monika Guan from The University of Melbourne and Vanessa Heggie from The University of Queensland authored an article during their internship with ASPPUK (Asosiasi Pendamping Perempuan Usaha Kecil) and Harapan Fian, respectively. Please click the respective image below to read their published article.

Read through our students’ perspectives, stories, and messages in the Development Studies Professional Practicum. Below, are the profiles shared by two of our student participants.

Ethen Naidoo, a student from La Trobe University, is undertaking Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies. Read his profile here.

Vanessa Heggie is a Bachelor of International Studies student from The University of Queensland. Read her student profile here.

We look forward to the next iteration of the Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP) 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