ACICIS’ Agriculture Semester Program (ASP) allows students to take units in a number of internationally accredited study programs at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB University), including subjects in agribusiness, agronomy and horticulture, plant protection, forestry, food science and technology, and animal production technology.
With classes taught in English, from an Indonesian perspective, students undertaking the ASP will be well-placed to become leaders in international agricultural development equipped with a solid understanding of the food security and resource management challenges facing Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific region.
Students also undertake a supervised professional placement at an Indonesian host organisation to complement their academic studies. Host organisations include international research organisations such as World Resources Institute (WRI), international non-government organisations such as World Agroforestry Centre and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as well as Indonesian and international agribusiness companies.
Being a part of ACICIS was the most rewarding part of my entire university experience.
– ACICIS Past Participant
The ASP runs in two intakes each year: from August to January, and from January to June. The structure of the semester-long program is as follows:
- A semester of academic classes and coursework (approximately 504 hours in total) at Bogor Agricultural University. Classes can be scheduled anytime between 07:00 to 18:00 Monday-Friday, and 07:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays;
- One to one-and-a-half day/s per week professional placement – provided the placement Host Organisation is located in Bogor or surrounds (approximately 160 hours).
- A semester of academic classes and coursework (approximately 504 hours in total) at Bogor Agricultural University. Classes can be scheduled anytime between 07:00 to 18:00 Monday-Friday, and 07:00 to 12:00 of Saturdays;
- A four-week ‘block’ professional placement at a Host Organisation outside of Bogor (approximately 160 hours).
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