|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Number of Classroom Hours per week||20||20||20|
|Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week||15 - 20||15 - 20||15 - 20|
|Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week||2 - 6||2 - 6||2 - 6|
|Number of Hours of Other Activities per week||2 - 4||2 - 4||2 - 4|
Year 1 (Elementary): Let's Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 1 by Ellen Rafferty, Erlin Barnard and Lucy Suharni; Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa, Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Ellen Rafferty, Molly Bruns and Shinita Argazali-Thomas: additional supplemental materials are provided by the instructor.
Year 2 (Intermediate): Let's Speak Indonesian: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 2 by Ellen Rafferty, Erlin Barnard and Lucy Suharni; Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 2 and Volume 3 by Ellen Rafferty, Molly Burns and Shintia Argazali-Thomas; additional supplemental materials are provided by the instructor.
Year 3 (Advanced): Indonesian Grammar in Context: Asyik Berbahasa Indonesia, Volume 3 by Ellen Rafferty, Molly Burns and Shintia Argazali-Thomas; additional supplemental materials are provided by the instructor.
Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Indonesian are offered through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Classes meet Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm over the span of 8 weeks. Various additional activities are scheduled throughout the summer, from outdoor conversation tables by the lake to field trips, outings, films and lecture series. On-campus housing is offered and highly encouraged.
All Project GO programs provide funding for:
- Room and Board
- Travel to/from study location
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.
There are no language prerequisites for first year Indonesian. Year 2 Indonesian requires two semesters of prior language study and Year 3 Indonesian requires four semesters of prior language study or the equivalent. Placement tests will occur on the first day of class to ensure scorrect placement. All levels of Indonesian are intensive and worth 8 college credits, covering two semesters of language study in one summer and focusing on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By the end of the course, students should be proficient enough at speaking, listening, and reading and can expect to achieve ILR 1 or ILR 1+ depending on retention and prior language experience.
Indonesian is an extremely fun and relatively easy language to learn. Past participants have completed the program with proficient speaking skills and confidence in their Indonesian language ability, in addition to enjoying all that Madison and the surrounding area has to offer in the summer. Read about one past student's experience by clicking here. Be a trendsetter and take Indonesian -- you will be glad you did!
Students interested in this program must complete two applications:
1) Project GO common application - https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now
2) SEASSI program application (Link: http://seassi.wisc.edu) - Application deadline is April 1, 2021. We encourage students to wait to apply to SEASSI until after receiving and accepting Project GO funding.
Thank you very much.