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Arizona State University: Indonesian (Hybrid)

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E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tempe, Arizona & Denpasar, Indonesia
Arizona State University
Dates of Program: 
May 24, 2021
August 13, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Combined Domestic and Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered13
Number of Classroom Hours per week20 (Tempe), 15 (Denpasar)
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15-20 (Tempe), 8-12 (Denpasar)
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week5 optional (Tempe), 3-9 (Denpasar)
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week

Ellen Rafferty, Erlin Barnand, Lucy Suharni. Let’s Speak Indonesian. University of Hawaii Press 2014, ISBN: 978-0824834791

*Textbook will be provided.

Program Details: 

This intensive course combines a comprehensive introduction to Bahasa Indonesia with an in-country immersion program. Students begin with an intensive introduction to the Indonesian language in Arizona and acquire basic communication skills in classes that run 4 hours a day, with tutoring and cultural activities in the afternoon. Indonesian students will live together in a dorm near campus. Students then travel to Denpasar, Bali, for an assisted full immersion experience, living in host families and learning to navigate daily life through one-on-one 'real-life' exercises with local language coaches.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for this program should apply through the Project GO national application -


There are no prerequisites for beginning students.

13-Credit, 12-Week Combination Program:

  • 8 weeks of training at Arizona State (May 24 to July 16) - 10 credits
  • 4 weeks of study abroad in Indonesia (July 19 - August 13) - 3 credits

Surrounded by supportive Indonesian speakers, receiving daily hands-on training, and not speaking English for 4 weeks, students make extremely rapid progress and are expected to exit the program with a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better.

Students spend 3 hours/day in class while overseas, reviewing material covered in Arizona, supplementing it with new structures, and activating their knowledge by using it in daily on-the-street activities with the language coaches. Students also participate in weekend trips, in Indonesian, also with their coaches.


Arizona State University is a large, metropolitan university. The main campus, housing 64,000 students, is located in Tempe, 15 minutes by light rail from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Emblematic of the lively, eclectic atmosphere of Tempe is the city's main street, Mill Avenue. 

The capital of the island of Bali, Denpasar is a vibrant and growing city of 800,000, known for its fusion of traditional and modern culture.

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Program Images: 
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