Emma Roberts at Rinjani Lake. Photo: Supplied

Emma Roberts at Rinjani Lake. Photo: Supplied

20 years of ANU student exchanges to Indonesia

13 October 2015

ANU has helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of a program which has fostered student exchanges and study in Indonesia.

ANU has had 177 students living and studying in Indonesia under the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesia Studies (ACICIS), which was launched in 1995.

ANU student Emma Roberts has first-hand experience of the benefits of studying in Indonesia.

"The experience has allowed me to make great connections in-country, gain practical experience and build my cultural and linguistic fluency," she said.

Emma, a fourth-year Asia-Pacific Studies and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student, was the 2014 New Colombo Plan Yudhoyono (Indonesia) Fellow.

"I spent my first semester studying Law and Gender Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.

"In second semester I completed field research about barriers preventing victims of gender-based violence from accessing legal justice, while I was based at Muhammadiyah University in Malang."

After completing the ACICIS program, Emma has stayed on in Jakarta to do an internship with the Indonesian Women's Association for Justice.

ACICIS, a not-for-profit, national educational consortium, was set up to make it easier for Australian students to undertake credited semester study at Indonesian universities.

Students interested in studying in Indonesia or elsewhere overseas should contact the ANU Global Programs Team or email exchange.info@anu.edu.au.


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