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Lestari Widyastuti: Every Australian Student’s Best Friend

By Robin Bednall (Semester 18/Feb 2004)
University of Melbourne

This article appeared in The Jakarta Post on Monday 29 October 2007.

R.L. Stevenson once famously said, "No man is useless while he has a friend".

October 29th, 2007|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

When Lestari Passed Away

By Emma Vickers (Semester 25/Aug 2007)
University of New South Wales

Today has been a very long and very emotional day for us. It began when we received a message early this morning saying that Lestari, the staff member of ACICIS with the job of looking after us, had passed away unexpectedly.

October 11th, 2007|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

Do you have to wear a hijab?

By Rebecca Livermore (Semester 24/Feb 2007) University of Tasmania “Do you have to wear a hijab?”, is what everyone wanted to know, a guaranteed question after I had said that I’d received a scholarship to attend an Islamic University in Indonesia. My head was full of at least a hundred [...]

Lebaran in Yogya

By Anne Dickson (Semester 23/Aug 2006)
University of New South Wales

Approaching the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the whole of Indonesia was on the move. People travelled home to celebrate Idul Fitri/Lebaran - the "Ramadan-is-over" festival.

September 30th, 2006|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Visiting Mount Bromo

By Esther Sainsbury (Semester 22/Feb 2006 & Semester 23/Aug 2006) The Australian National University After moving to Malang for second semester to begin the research component of my year in Indonesia, I thought I would write a review of one of the most beautiful attractions in the surrounding area: Mt [...]

September 10th, 2006|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , , |

Semester vs Short Course

By Ben Davis (Semester 22/Feb 2006) University of Sydney Having experienced both the ACICIS program (at UGM in Yogya) and a privately-organised short-course to Padang, Sumatera, I can offer some pretty good tips to students planning on taking the plunge into Indonesian exchange. Although both experiences were fantastic, I have [...]

July 2nd, 2006|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , , |

Yogyakarta – Seven Years On

By Catherine Mills (Semester 8/Feb 1999 & Semester 22/Feb 2006)
Curtin University/Private Participant

After having conducted her honours research while in Yogya with ACICIS in 1999, Catherine decided to do another semester of in-country study again in 2006 and attended classes at UGM.

Reflections on Yogya

By Adelle Neary (Semester 22/Feb 2006) The University of Adelaide I have now been in this country for three and a half months. It occurred to me today that there are loads of crazy things that happen around me, some not so crazy but still pretty weird, whose impact have [...]

May 10th, 2006|Categories: Semester Testimonials|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , , , , |