Security Update: West Java Earthquake

22 November 2022

On Monday 21 November, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck West Java province, causing (at the time of writing) at least 162 deaths, a significant number of injuries, and damage to buildings and other infrastructure in the district of Cianjur.

ACICIS has taken steps to confirm the whereabouts of all students currently participating in our programs in Indonesia. No current ACICIS program participants were in West Java province at the time of the earthquake.

Upon arrival in Indonesia, all ACICIS participants are provided with advice regarding earthquake preparedness, and also encouraged to regularly contact friends and family back home (particularly in the wake of high profile disasters) to provide reassurance and confirmation of their safety and well-being.

Any students who feel at all disturbed by the earthquake – or at all unsafe – are very welcome to contact ACICIS in-country staff to discuss any concerns they might have.

Similarly, staff at the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth are available to field any questions prospective students, family, friends and member university staff might have about participant safety and welfare at this time. Queries may be directed to the ACICIS Secretariat on 08 6488 6675 or at

Liam Prince
ACICIS Consortium Director