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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.

Indonesia Field Trip:  Environmental & Cultural Conservation, Jakarta + Sumatra  (with scholarships for eligible students)

Field Trip dates: 29 June – 13 July 2018

Registration closes: 10 May 2018 (only limited places)

Further information:

It is open to any students at Australian universities, and no lndonesian language skills are required. International students also can enroll, but are not eligible for the NCP Scholarships. Since this program is organised via UTAS, all non-UTAS students will need to enrol in a 0.125 EFTSL introductory unit of study (HUM107 Bringing the World Back Home) at the University of Tasmania as cross-institutional students. Please visit this link