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The Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) invites you to enrol in an intensive Indonesian In-country Language and Cultural Program that gives you high quality classroom learning with native speaker instructors, cultural immersion, and daily interaction with local people.

The in-country programs are managed by the members of RUILI: Charles Darwin University (CDU), University of New England (UNE), University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and the University of Tasmania (UTAS), with local Indonesian partners the Mataram Lingua Franca Institute (MLFI) in Mataram, Lombok, and Nusa Cendana University (UNDANA) in Kupang, West Timor.

The programs offer several levels of language study, from total beginners to advanced. You will experience living in the community while studying, which will enrich your understanding of the Indonesian language and way of life. The programs integrate rigorous coursework with interesting cultural activities and excursions, and are taught by supportive local university teachers.

All queries should be first directed to your lecturer or relevant officer at your home university.

Key Dates

  • Dates for the Mataram Lombok program:

Term 1: Thursday 3 January – Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Term 2: Monday 28 January – Friday 15 February 2019.

Registrations for the Mataram Lombok program close: 31st October 2018

2019 Lombok program

We are now taking registrations for the Jan-Feb 2019 Lombok in-country program. Because of the situation following a series of earthquakes and aftershocks, at this stage we cannot confirm whether the program will go ahead. The structural integrity of the buildings used by the program, including classrooms and student accommodation options, cannot be assessed until the tremors and aftershocks abate. Given this, we have decided to wait until 30 September 2018 to confirm whether or not the program will run in Lombok. In the meantime, we encourage you to show your readiness to attend the program if it runs by registering now. We also advise students to delay or keep flexible any financial arrangements to attend the Lombok program, such as booking airfares to Indonesia. Our intention is to have the program run as normal, as our attendance in Lombok will provide much needed moral and material support in solidarity with the people there, and is recognition of the substantial efforts that have been made by teachers and staff at the Mataram Lingua Franca Institute (MaLFI) to develop the program over more than a decade.