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Indonesian In-Country Language Program
Padang, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Trimester 3
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 3 2016 28/10/2016 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2017 18/02/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: Indonesian Credit Weighting: 2 Credit Points
Credit Type: Undergraduate Housing Options: On Campus
OS Help Available: Yes Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:

WAM of 50 or higher
8 completed units of study
Relevant previous study in Indonesian

Program outline

The 2016 Indonesian in-country program will be held in Padang, West Sumatra, during trimester 3 (summer 2016-2017).

In-Country Language programs provide a 'total immersion' experience, offering second, third and advanced level students the opportunity to spend between six weeks studying the Indonesian language and culture in its own environment.
The program enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar, based on what they have learned previously.

By living and interacting with the community around them, students develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken.

Dates: Trimester 3. Sunday, January 8 - Saturday, February 18, 2016

Cost: $4000 (Approximately)

What is included in the program price:
  • tuition
  • six weeks of accommodation at a four star hotel, double occupancy, breakfast included; facilities include swimming pool and fitness centre; free internet access;
  • cultural activities (on campus, two afternoons per week); equipment and/or materials when required; and
  • field trips, which may be in the city of Padang or outside the city.

Items not included that the students should budget for:
Students must arrange their own travel, including flights. Students should arrive in Padang on Sunday, January 8, and must not leave earlier than Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Funding options:

Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7635 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.

The Faculty of Arts and Education offers a number of travel grants to assist students with the cost of overseas course-related travel. Travel Grants for the In-Country Language Program in Indonesia are for a maximum of $1000. Please note grants are limited and can only be applied for once you have been offered a place in the program for 2016.

Important dates:
Applications NOW OPEN

Applications close: 31 August 2016
Group Meeting September/October TBC
Deakin Abroad pre departure: Pre Departure sessions

Important to note:
Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage. Students must also register their travel details with SmartTraveller.

Cancellation policy for REHO payments:
Over 90 days:
Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty


* 20 points towards Deakin's Global Citizenship Program -