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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
By Heather Stewart-Johnson (Semester 9/Aug 1999)
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.