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 [...]

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: , , , , , |

Job Creation

By Claire Harding (Semester 17/Aug 2003) University of Western Australia Java is the most populated island in the world. Despite covering an area of only 127 thousand sq ft, it is home to 130 million plus inhabitants (compare that to Australia’s 20 or so million who are spread out over [...]

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

Have You Eaten Your Rice Today?

By Claire Harding (Semester 17/Aug 2003)
University of Western Australia

So here I am in Yogyakarta, which is a city in central Java (not to be confused with Jakarta people!). It is often referred to as the ‘cultural heart of Java’ or ‘city of students,’ as there are a huge number of students who study at the many universities here.

September 2nd, 2003|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

Bung Karno had Nine Wives

By David Armstrong (Semester 14/Feb 2002) Murdoch University Before I went to Indonesia with ACICIS to study at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, I thought that I knew a lot about Indonesian history. I had read many books, in particular books about Sukarno. I delighted in stories about him, [...]

June 2nd, 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. [...]

Comparisons and Contrasts

By Heather Stewart-Johnson (Semester 9/Aug 1999)
Murdoch University

Indonesia! Where else would you find so much diversity in one country? The first of my experiences with Indonesia was on the island of Roti, a tiny rain-shadow island to the west of Timor.

November 29th, 1999|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |