Program Title: Indonesia: People, Indigenous Societies and Professions
Program Location: Indonesia

Program Overview:

This two week Indonesian mobility project provides an introductory dual purpose learning experience for Flinders University students to develop their international and intercultural knowledge together with a professional competency to engage in the international workplace. In conjunction with institutional partners: Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Wisma Bahasa, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, and Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta, and through language training,  seminars, homestay, and experiential learning activities, students are educated in Indonesian culture and society, law and legal practices, economy and workplace, political and foreign affairs.

The program is supported by the New Colombo Plan whereby ‘Australia is investing in the next generation of leaders who will continue to build on our important relationships within our region’ (Julie Bishop 24 July 2015).

Program Dates:

29 January – 31 January – Hasanuddin University Makassar on Indigenous linkage
31 January – 6 February - Yogyakarta with Wisma Bahasa, Universitas Gadjah Mada
6 February – 10 February – Jakarta industry and government visits

Students will also be required to attend:
• pre-departure briefings prior to the commencement of the program; and
• post-departure briefing after the program has completed.

These dates will be discussed and confirmed with successful participants.

Places Available:

A maximum of 25 undergraduate places to receive an NCP Mobility grant; up to 5 places for students not eligible for NCP Mobility grant.

Open To:

University undergraduates (including Honours students) enrolled with the College of Business, Government and Law.

Application Deadline:

Application-Extended! (PDF 174KB) 5pm Tuesday 24 October 2017


• Students must have completed/been credited a minimum 36 units of study across any Flinders University degree/s by the end of 2017 with a minimum GPA of 4.5.
• Students must hold Australian Citizenship
• Students on a disability action plan or health plan are encouraged to apply.
• Students first in their family to attend university are encouraged to apply.
• Students who have no previous international travel experience are also encouraged to apply.
• Students who have any previous Indonesian language or cultural experience are also welcome.


Successful Bachelor degree applicants will be given approval to enrol into INTR3103 International Practicum (4.5 units) or into LLAW3274 Indonesia Law and Legal System topic (4.5 units) for Non-Semester 1, 2018.  Students must have room in their study plan for this topic in order to receive credit.

Successful International Relations Honours degree applicants will be given approval to enrol into ASST7015 Supervised Research Project in Asian Studies (4.5 units) in order to undertake this program, and this topic will be counted as a coursework level topic. Students must have room in their study plan for this topic in order to receive credit.


Mandatory coursework components include:
• pre and post departure briefings
• pre-departure readings
• participation in all field work seminars and visits
• participation in all in-country language training sessions
• daily reflective journal
• 2000 word essay completed post program


Approximate cost per student: $AU4,000
Includes: administering flights, accommodation, academic program, visa and some meals.

Up to 25 successful applicants will be awarded a New Colombo Plan Mobility grant of $AU3,000. Up to 5 applicants who previously received a New Colombo Plan Mobility grant will need to self-fund the program if selected.

Students may also be eligible for an OS-HELP loan up to $AUD7,880 to cover any additional expenses.

How to Apply:

Interested students should consult with the College of Business, Government and Law Student Program Advisor before applying to ensure that the program is acceptable for credit towards their Flinders University degree.

Interested students should email Ali Lehman to obtain an application form and return to Ali no later than 5pm Tuesday 24 October 2017 –

Further Information:

Program Convenor for International Relation students:
Dr Maryanne Kelton
Senior Lecturer, Flinders Government

Program Convenor for Law students:
Dr Susannah Sage Jacobson
Senior Lecturer, Flinders Law

Program Convenor for Asia Studies:
Dr Priyambudi Sulistiyanto
Senior Lecturer, Flinders Government