1–14 July 2018 (course runs 2–13 July)
6–19 January 2019 (course runs 7–18 January)
The Adult Immersion Courses, held in Bandung over two weeks in July and January, consist of no more than ten participants. They are designed to extend Indonesian language competence and understanding of Indonesia.
The immersion courses are taught through Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI). Each weekday, participants attend a theme-based lesson followed by a related activity outside the classroom to put into practice what they have learned. The courses draw on communicative and task-based methodologies, involving excursions, reporting and interaction with Indonesian people. There is also some scope to adapt the syllabus to suit individual or professional interests. Scope also exists to provide a teachers' stream geared to strengthening the language of existing non-native teachers of Indonesian.
For the duration of the course, each participant lives with a local family, which is an integral part of the language learning process. Weekends consist of free time and activities with the host family. For those with a strong preference to stay in a hotel or guesthouse, $100 can be deducted from the total fee below. We strongly recommend against staying with friends or family as it will inevitably detract from the immersive experience.
Participants arrange their own travel to and from Bandung and must remain in Bandung for the duration of the course. The cost of the course is $1650, with $650 payable as a deposit. Applications close on 2 April (July course) and 2 October (January course). IndoAustay may accept late applications that are otherwise complete. You can download an application form in PDF format.
You can read a review of the course by one of the 2016 participants.
For more detailed information on this immersion course please contact Lester Levinson on 0418 314 379 or email email@example.com.
30 December 2018 – 15 January 2019 (course runs 1–14 January 2019)
The course is devised and conducted by Pak Tata Survi, using communicative and task-based activities. It is directed at students who have completed year 10 or year 11 in Australian secondary schools. It is based in Yogyakarta (also known as Jogjakarta or Jogja) in central Java.
Victorian students about to begin year 12 will have the opportunity to begin preparation for their detailed study under the guidance of Pak Survi, who is an experienced teacher and examiner of year 12 VCE Indonesian.
Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9 am until 3.30 pm. The day consists of formal instruction on most weekday mornings, followed by a ‘mission’, which involves participants in small groups putting their language skills into practice by gathering, seeking and recording information and carrying out practical tasks in the field. The ‘missions’ are then reviewed in class in the afternoons.
One or two full-day group excursions out of town will also form part of the program.
Students spend the weekends with their host families.
Students stay with Indonesian families who will have a child of the same sex and similar age. Individual homestay is regarded as an essential element of the language and cultural experience provided by the course.
Students will not be able to stay with a friend, schoolmate or relation, or to stay in a hotel.
Participants should arrive in Yogyakarta on Sunday 30 December and leave on Tuesday 15 January. Participants may arrive earlier or leave later by prior arrangement without incurring any extra homestay cost. Liaise with Pak Survi about this.
Participants find their own way (ideally travelling as a group) to and from Yogyakarta. A liaison person will be available in Melbourne to facilitate this process, but parents will be responsible for actually making their child’s travel arrangements. Flight details should be forwarded to Susan Wirawan (contact details below) by 1 September.
Participants will be met by their host families at Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto Airport and returned to the airport at the end of the course.
The cost of the course is $1750, which covers all tuition and group activities, homestay costs, including laundry, transport while in Yogyakarta, and all meals. A $550 deposit is payable by 18 August, with the remaining balance to be paid by 15 September.
Airfares, travel insurance, spending money and incidentals are not included in the above cost.
Students travelling on an Australian passport do not require a visa.
Because of the highly personalised nature of the course, the group size is limited to no more than six participants.
Relevant forms for the 2018/19 student immersion course can be downloaded here.
Two or three scholarships for NSW participants in this immersion program are available from AIA of NSW in conjunction with Blackmores Limited. For more information, see the AIA NSW website. Enquire with AIA of Victoria concerning availability of scholarships for participation in either this immersion course or the concurrent 6-week student exchange program.
For more detailed information on this immersion course please contact Tata Survi on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0405 547 882.
To advise course administrators of flight details, please contact Susan Wirawan on email@example.com.
*IndoAustay is a not-for-profit volunteer-operated public company limited by guarantee of its members, the Australian Indonesian Association of Victoria (AIAV) and Australia Indonesia Association of NSW.