Explore Indonesia: 

Schooling in One of the Most Diverse Nations


July 9th - July 31st, 2018 

This three-week study abroad trip will introduce you to the education, culture, and history of Indonesia. You will learn about the education system of Indonesia, discover the impact of the culture on classrooms, and meet with local teachers and university professors and students while enjoying four unique islands - Java, Flores, Bali, and Sumba

Participants will visit a variety of schools, attend teaching workshops, performances, and excursions, live with a host family, and immerse themselves in the rich culture of Indonesia including hundreds of ethnicities.

*This program is associated with a full-credit 8 week online course. There will be six weeks of class prior to the trip, and two weeks post-trip. Please be aware of this when committing to the program and realize that there will be various readings and assignments due throughout the course, as well as a final project at the end.* 

pasola festival-sumbaPasola Festival - Sumba, Indonesia


July 9:                 Arrival in city of Yogyakarta, Java Island
July 10-19:           USD Workshops
                            Ramayana Ballet
                            Host family stays
                            School visits 
                            Conference with Sanata Dharma University
July 20:               Depart for city of Weetebula, Sumba Island 
July 21-23:           Welcome Dance
                            School Visit 
                            Visit to Sumba Village
July 23:                Evening departure to city of Maumere, Flores Island
July 24-26:          School Visit
                            Excursions to Kelimutu Tri-color lakes, Koka Beach
                            Snorkeling at Pulau Babi 
July 26:                Evening departure to city of Denpasar, Bali Island 
July 27-30:          School visits in Ubud
                            Arts and cultural workshops
July 31:                Depart for USA


3 Credit Hours (Undergraduate)
4 Credit Hours (Graduate)

Cost: $3,700
Included: Accommodations, ground travel, in-country flights, most meals, tourist activities. 


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The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad.

Scholarship Information


Interested? Questions? Contact Leonardus Sudibyo - sudibyo2@illinois.edu