What Students Did, Thought & Their Feedback

“The most life changing career impactful experience you could jam into 6 weeks probably anywhere in the world.”

Anonymous respondent in the Student Feedback Survey

ACICIS started the year delightfully by welcoming 10 students from 8 Australian universities and 1 New Zealand university, all ready to embark on an immersive cultural and learning experience as part of ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) program in Indonesia. This year’s JPP participants were students coming from media and journalism backgrounds, and out of 10 students who participated in the program, 8 students obtained New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants from the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can read the full summary here.

At the completion of the program, students are invited to complete an anonymous survey to provide feedback on their ACICIS experience. We received responses from 9 out of 10 (90%) students who completed the survey.

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

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

Click the image below to gain insights into Matthew Toohey (Monash University) and Maddie Toth (Murdoch University) experiences during their placement at Voice of Indonesia (VoI)!

 Matthew and Maddie shared about their feelings and expectations at the beginning of their placement.

Watch below amazing and informative news feature videos created by Matthew Toohey (Monash University) and Maddie Toth (Murdoch University) as a part of their placement at Voice of Indonesia (VoI). They covered the topic of Imlek New Year (Chinese New year) in Indonesia. Click on the images below to watch the videos!

Matthew Toohey: Imlek New Year in the Views of Locals in Indonesia.
Maddie Toth: In Search for the Best Imlek Food in Indonesia

See what Ashlynn Hannah (RMIT University) and Elodie Jakes (The University of Technology Sydney) wrote during their placement at Jakarta Globe! Click on the images below:

Ashlynn Hannah: UK Helps Indonesia Empower People with Disabilities.
Elodie Jakes: Indonesia Aiming to Draw History Against Japan in AFC Asian Cup 2023.

Dive deeper into the stories and backgrounds of our participants by checking the student profiles presented by Rosie Hughes (The University of Sydney) and Matthew Toohey (Monash University) below:

Matthew Toohey was a participant in the 2024 Journalism Professional Practicum. Matthew is studying a Master of International Relations and Journalism at Monash University. Read his profile here.
Rosie Hughes was a participant in the 2024 Journalism Professional Practicum. Rosie is studying a Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies (Media and Communications) at The University of SydneyRead her profile here.

We look forward to the next iteration of the Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) 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