Semester Programs

Two months in Yogya

By Saarah Jappie (Semester 21/Aug 2005) University of New South Wales As weird as it is, we've been away from home for over two months now. On the one hand I can believe it because this journey I'm on here has taken me to so many places and put me [...]

October 1st, 2005|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Well worth the nerves

By Martin Newkirk (Semester 20/Feb 2005) Flinders University I was deeply unsettled on my way to the airport. 'Butterflies' is not the right word, it’s far too cute, I was terrified. My friend was giving me a lift, I wouldn’t see her for 6 months but I could hardly speak [...]

July 14th, 2005|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

An American in Yogya

By Allison Zelkowitz (Semester 20/Feb 2005) University of California, San Diego Hello! My name is Allison Zelkowitz, and as far as I know, I'm the first American to participate in the ACICIS program. I recently completed a Master's degree at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where I majored [...]

Daily life in Java

By Dave Hodgkin (Semester 19/Aug 2004) Australian National University My life has had its share of adventures this year, in reality though most of anyone's time is the day-to-day of living. "Life is what happens between the things we do". Not sure this will pass the Benny test, but then [...]

December 13th, 2004|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My first week in Yogya

By Zahra Matthews (Semester 19/Aug 2004) University of Sydney Well, here I am again in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and it's absolutely wonderful! To answer the question most of you seemed to be asking- yes, I have found a place to live, and no, it's not exactly what you'd call 'good'! But [...]

Yogya Bookshops

By Jordan Newton (Semester 17/Aug 2003 & Semester 18/Feb 2004) University of New South Wales Why read books in Yogya when you've got mountains to climb, temples to see and some kind of nightlife to attend to? Well I'm not saying those things are nothing when it comes to reading [...]

Yogyakarta in 2003

By Carlie Corr (Semester 17/Aug 2003) University of New South Wales All in all I had a great time in Yogya as a student. I have learnt a lot about Indonesia, including Indonesian people, culture and way of life (and even learnt some things about myself). I feel that my [...]

December 22nd, 2003|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

Reflections on Local Schooling for Children

By Kerry James (Semester 14/Feb 2002) Flinders University of South Australia Both my daughters (one in year 1 and one in year 3) began attending Sekolah Dasar (SD) Percobaan in 2002 without any background in the Indonesian language. Now both are able to communicate with their peers in basic Bahasa [...]

August 30th, 2002|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

ACICIS Gives You the Edge

By Aaron Fowler (Semester 10/Feb 2000) Curtin University of Technology My name is Aaron and I had the pleasure of participating in the ACICIS program in Semester 10, 2000. At the time I was studying a double degree program in Accounting and Indonesian Language. By participating in the ACICIS program [...]

January 22nd, 2001|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

Hints on Immersion at UGM

By Nicky Colbran (Semester 9/Aug 1999) Australian National University Walking into a classroom full of Indonesians by yourself can sometimes be a bit intimidating. Try to resist the temptation of either sitting by yourself or running to the back of the classroom or sitting with the other bule in your class. [...]