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Study Options in Indonesia
While ACICIS options are constantly developing and expanding, most ACICIS students must usually spend their first semester of study at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, and typically (though not compulsory) spend their second semester at Universitas Muhammadiyah in Malang, East Java. The program at UGM allows students to choose a mix of Indonesian language and other regular UGM curriculum subjects according to the language ability and interest of the student. Because all courses are taught in Indonesian, students must already have enough basic skills in the Indonesian language to attend a university class.
The above does not apply to Islamic Studies or Journalism Professional Practicum students. These two study options are open to everyone - no background in Indonesian language is required. Students will either undergo a two-week intensive in-country language and culture course (as per the Journalism Professional Practicum study option) or assigned an Indonesian tutor/translator (as per the Islamic Studies study option).
For the present, due to social and political upheaval in Indonesia, the program is restricted to Java unless prior approval of the ACICIS Reference Group is given.
Gadjah Mada University
Universitas Gadjah Mada Founded in 1949, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is a comprehensive research university. It is one of the top four Indonesian universities. The Times Higher-QS World Rankings 2008 rated UGM as 3rd in Indonesia and equal 316th in the world. (No Indonesian universities are included in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking of the top 500 globally). UGM has 18 Faculties: Agricultural Technology, Agriculture, Animal Science, Biology, Cultural Sciences, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Social and Political Sciences, and Veterinary Science. It also has a Graduate School and 28 research Centres. UGM has 54,000 students, including over 13,000 postgraduate students and over 700 international students (including 36 Australians). UGM is located in Jogjakarta in central Java, 443km east of Jakarta. Jogjakarta, with a population of a little over 500,000, is regarded as a centre of Javanese culture as well as a centre of learning.
Indonesian Islamic University
Atma Jaya University
Universitas Atma Jaya is Indonesia's premier private Catholic University. This dynamic institution was founded in 1960 and is located in the heart of the bustling capital, Jakarta. It has many faculties, including Economics, Law, Education and Psychology. ACICIS students study here as part of the Journalism Professional Practicum, undertaking two weeks of classes which are designed to enhance their journalistic skills and give them a background into Indonesian history, politics and media, before starting their industry internships.
Indonesian Institute of the Arts
Parahyangan University (UnPar) was opened in 1955, with the establishment of a Business Academy named Akademi Perniagaan. Later, in August 1955, the academy was developed into Parahyangan Institute for Higher Learning in Socio-Economic Affairs (now the Unpar Faculty of Economics).Parahyangan Catholic University currently has seven faculties with more than 16 departments, all of which have received government accreditation as leading tertiary departments in Indonesia. With more than 10,000 students from various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, each year UNPAR sees more than 2,000 graduates enter various professional fields at both a national and international level.
Sanata Dharma University
Sanata Dharma University (USD) was first established as a Teacher Trainer College in 1955. It was in 1993 the Sanata Dharma Institute of Teacher Training and Education was developed into Sanata Dharma Univeristy. Currently Sanata Dharma runs 8 faculties with 25 undergraduate study programs, 3 graduate programs, 1 professional education program, and 3 certified courses. Recently Sanata Dharma has experienced a lot of progress and development, such as the construction of physical facilities (buildings, laboratories, libraries, and a student center), the upgrading of administration (information system, management, and their supporting units, such as bureaus, centers, or institutions), and the improvement the academic quality, research, instruction, and social service to the community.
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