Participants will enroll in a semester-long honors seminar course, titled “Indonesia: NGOs as Community Educators.” On campus, the course will discuss how small and large Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Indonesia work to promote educational opportunities and gender equity. Over spring break, participants will travel to Indonesia to gain firsthand experience of these topics.
Learn more about Indonesia: NGOs as Community Educators
Study in Indonesia will take place March 13-22, 2020.
Please note that this program includes a spring semester course that will meet Tuesdays on campus.
October 16, 2019
Hutton International Night
HHC Great Room
October 22, 2019
HHC Great Room
Course Title: HON-H251: Indonesia: NGOs as Community Educators
Academic Director & Instructor: Margaret Sutton
Syllabus Description: Nongovernmental (NGO) and voluntary organizations play vital roles in democratic societies. Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, is home to numerous and varied NGOs that work to improve the welfare of Indonesians and the well-being of the nation and the world. Some of these originated in faith-based social welfare organizations during the colonial era; others began in the late twentieth century as global institutions encouraged development of non-state social welfare organizations. Studying the work and impact of these NGOs provides a unique window into the ways in which Indonesians voluntarily engage with collective issues and challenges that concern them the most.
NGOs are shaped by the economic, cultural and political contexts in which they reside. Understanding Indonesian NGOs thus requires both contextual knowledge of contemporary Indonesia and theoretically informed knowledge of NGOs. The travel component of the class will enable students to see what the work of these organizations looks like “on the ground” and to inquire about it directly with the practitioners. Each student will engage in an individual inquiry project linked to the travel component. Indonesian NGOs. They will present a summary of their travel experience in a poster session coordinated with the monthly Indonesian coffee hour sponsored by SEAS.
- Daily meetings with NGOs focused on promoting education and gender equity in Indonesia
- Tours of the Borobudor and Prambanan temples
- Attend a Ramayana dance performance
Program participants will stay in two different hotels during their stay in Indonesia, one in each of the program's host cities. Each hotel was selected in order to provide a combination of convenience, safety, and affordability for the program participants.
Program Fee - $2950*
The program fee includes roundtrip transportation from Bloomington to the airport, roundtrip international flights, airport transfers in country, accommodations in Indonesia, all breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, transportation to and from all excursion sites, entry fees to all museums and historical sites, student travel insurance, and administrative fees.
*Program fee is subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances.
If you are enrolled as a full-time student during the spring semester and enroll in HON-H251 as part of your block credits, there is no additional tuition cost to participate in Indonesia: NGOs as Community Educators.
Additional Variable Costs
Variable costs are paid before and after you arrive in Indonesia as you pay for meals not covered by the program, snacks, souvenirs, and other personal expenses. You are advised to budget approximately $30 per day to cover these costs.
Note: The program fee will appear on your bursar bill and is paid directly to IU. See the program fee sheet for more details.
All admitted program participants are awarded an automatic HIEP Hutton Honors Study Abroad Scholarship of $750 applied directly to the program fee. No separate application is required.
Note: Program participants are not eligible to apply for the HIEP Grant.
Please see the IU Office of Overseas Study website for more information on other available scholarships and financial aid opportunities.