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Deakin University offers a six-week intensive Indonesian language and culture program under the auspices of an agreement between Universitas Islam Negeri Malang, Indonesia, and the Faculty of Arts and Education. The In-Country Program commences on Monday 7 January, 2013, and concludes on Friday 15 February, 2013, at Universitas Islam Negeri Malang.
Units offered are at the third year and advanced levels (AIF351 and AIF315). Deakin University students receive four credit points for successful completion of AIF351 and two credit points for successful completion of AIF315.
Indonesia is a huge archipelago with around 17000 islands, and is the largest country in Southeast Asia. With a population approaching 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. Being in the tropics the climate is hot and humid, but is more moderate in the highlands and mountain areas.
Bahasa Indonesia is the official national language, but there are also many regional languages.
Key ethnic groups which make up Indonesia include Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5% and other 26%.
The climate is tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in the highlands.
The teaching program is six weeks in duration, and classes are conducted five days per week; Monday to Friday. The academic program, which includes language instruction in Bahasa Indonesia, is structured over four contact hours per day for AIF351, and three contact hours per day for AIF315.
The program is designed to further develop students' conversational skills, as well as their written, reading and comprehension skills.
Frequency and length of assignments vary depending on the level the student is enrolled in.
A number of excursions are included in the program. They are designed to complement the academic program and enrich the overall educational experience.
Accommodation is in on-campus student residences. Students are provided with a shared furnished bedroom with basic facilities.
The In-Country Program units, AIF351 and AIF315, attract normal tuition fees.
For Commonwealth-supported students, this appears on the student's HECS statement.
International and domestic fee-paying students receive an invoice for payment.
Students must also cover the following costs:
For further information regarding academic matters, please contact:
For further information regarding administrative matters, including enrolment, travel, payments, etc, please contact the Faculty's Experiential Learning Officer.