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Two Week Adult Immersion Course

Please note that IndoAustay programming decisions are based around advice from the Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Acting on advice around the COVID-19 pandemic IndoAustay has suspended all immersion and exchange programs for 2020. This website will be updated as soon as clarity around the future of our programs is established.

Upcoming Course Dates

Monday 1st to Friday 12th July, 2019

Monday 6th to Friday 17th January, 2020

Application Form

NB Participants arrange transport to ensure arrival in Bandung not later than one day beforehand and departure not earlier than one day after course dates as listed above.

The Adult Immersion Courses, held in Bandung over two weeks in July and January, consist of no more than ten participants. They are designed to extend Indonesian language competence and understanding of Indonesia.

The immersion courses are taught through Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI). Each weekday, participants attend a theme-based lesson followed by a related activity outside the classroom to put into practice what they have learned. The courses draw on communicative and task-based methodologies, involving excursions, reporting and interaction with Indonesian people. There is also some scope to adapt the syllabus to suit individual or professional interests. Scope also exists to provide a teachers' stream geared to strengthening the language of existing non-native teachers of Indonesian.

For the duration of the course, each participant lives with a local family, which is an integral part of the language learning process. Weekends consist of free time and activities with the host family. For those with a strong preference to stay in a hotel or guesthouse, $100 can be deducted from the total fee below. We strongly recommend against staying with friends or family as it will inevitably detract from the immersive experience.

Participants arrange their own travel to and from Bandung and must remain in Bandung for the duration of the course. The cost of the course is $1650, with $650 payable as a deposit. Applications close on 2 April (July course) and 2 October (January course). IndoAustay may accept late applications that are otherwise complete. You can download an application form in PDF format.

Read a review of the course by a previous participant by following the link below.

Reflection on Immersion in Indonesia


For more detailed information on this immersion course please contact Richard Glasson on 0418 531 852 or email immersion@aiav.org.au.

The following details may be used for written correspondence to the AIAV.  To submit an immediate web inquiry, you can email us on the addresses below or use the Contact Us page to submit a web inquiry:

PO Box 527
Carlton South  VIC 3053

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