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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: , , , , , |

Fun in Flores

By Nicola Hall (Semester 17/Aug 2003) University of New South Wales During our holidays from our Indonesian university studies, some of my friends and I flew from Surabaya to Ende in central Flores - and by fly I mean up, down, up, down, up and down in the plane 3 [...]

October 23rd, 2003|Categories: Semester Testimonials|

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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

My Semester in Yogyakarta

By Erin McMahon (Semester 14/Feb 2002) University of Adelaide There were a lot of things going through my head as I landed at Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar, Bali. It was the first time I had ever been to Indonesia and I didn't know what to expect. I guess it [...]

August 7th, 2002|Categories: Semester Testimonials|