Where can I work with a major in Asian Studies or Indonesian?
Because Asian Studies is a multi-discipline field, our graduates work in a wide variety of different areas. Former students are working in government, private business, law, education, journalism, international development, health, tourism and hospitality.
To give you an idea of the interesting and diverse employment our graduates find, three of our former students are shown below:
Brent Bloffwitch studied Indonesian at Flinders as a cross-institutional student, during his undergraduate degree at Adelaide University. In 2009 he was selected to take part in the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program and spent two months in Indonesia, living and working with local communities there. Brent is now teaching in the South Australian school system, and has been elected President of the Indonesian Teachers Association of SA.
Sanchi Davis completed her Honours degree at Flinders in 1997 after studying Politics and Indonesian. Since 2009, Sanchi has been a Cultural Attache at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, following previous diplomatic postings to East Timor and Nigeria.
Josie Sullivan has a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) from Flinders University, with a major in Asian Studies and minor in International Relations. Josie is currently working at World Vision Australia in the Advocacy and Policy Research team, and has also held the position of Project Assistant in the Centre of Expertise for Urban Programming. Prior to coming to World Vision, Josie was the Research Lead for an Australian Volunteers International project in the Philippines, and a Delegate at the Model United Nations Conference in Kuala Lumpur.