Are you a U.S. university student interested in making your summer experience rich and meaningful through language-learning, immersing in a diverse culture, and gaining insight to contemporary issues of Indonesia? Apply now for the 2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program! Click here for further information on the program. We invite you to create a meaningful summer … Continue reading Apply Now for 2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program!
There’s a great episode of The West Wing where President Bartlet is on a beautiful Sorkin-bender talking about a church service he just attended, rambling beautifully, “Saint Paul begins the passage: ‘Be subject to one another out of reverence to Christ.’ Be subject to one another! In this day and age of 24-hour cable crap, … Continue reading Be Subject To One Another
I began the USINDO Summer Studies Program with very little concept of what Indonesian life, culture, and people would be like. My exhaustive Google searches prior to the program could only reveal so much about what I was about to encounter for the next ten weeks, which made me partially nervous and partially excited. There … Continue reading I`ve Gain So Much More Experience!
Throughout my time on the USINDO Summer Studies Program, I have been able to witness Indonesian culture take many forms. My fellow participants and I have traveled to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali, Makassar, Gili, and many more islands that display the vast diversity that this country has to offer. Di Yogyakarta, saya pergi ke banyak tempat … Continue reading Travel and Culture in Indonesia
I was raised in an English-speaking household. In junior high, I learned some Spanish from the Mexican and Hispanic children who I would hang out with after school. I took my first Spanish class in High School, and had an opportunity to use Spanish to help a roommate, Eduardo, practice English during college. I wouldn’t … Continue reading Learning Indonesian Has Been Incredibly Enriching