Skip to content

Indonesia Field Trip: Environmental & Cultural Conservation

Are you a domestic Australian student:

  • between 18-28 years old;
  • with space in your Bachelor degree (or concurrent Diploma) for 0.125 EFTSL elective credit;
  • who has not previously been granted a New Colombo Plan (NCP) short-term mobility grant?

Are you interested in travelling to Indonesia to learn more about our cultural conservation, environmental heritage, and sustainable tourism from the perspective of Indonesia – the world’s third largest democratic nation, with a diverse population 11 times bigger than Australian, inhabiting a land mass that is 4 times smaller?

Then the following field trip program (which has NCP mobility funding available for eligible students) is for you!

Jakarta + Sumatra  (28 November – 12 December 2018)

An exciting new program comprising a 2-week field trip that examines, from an Indonesian perspective, issues such as deforestation, environmental change, urban development and displacement of marginalised communities. You will visit Jakarta for the first week and then Sumatra island for second week. You will spend a lot of time spent with Indonesian university students to build close relationships and to gain local perspectives. The program is hosted by International Internships, a provider of educational field trips and internships with more than 12 years’ experience in Indonesia. For further information, and to see videos from our previous please follow this link: RUILI Cultural and Environmental Conservation Field Trip.

Highlights include

Jakarta: Government bodies; multinational environmental NGOs (e.g. Centre for International Forestry Research, The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation); Islamic centres; technology hubs and some of Indonesia’s most successful start-ups.

Sumatra: Palm oil production and associated issues; deforestation; trekking and rafting in the national park; experiencing and learning about village life; learning about reforestation attempts and taking part in replanting damaged forest.

How to participate

1. Check with your College/Faculty if you still have an elective left in your current degree.

2. Register Now

(Registration has been extended to 1 October 2018. Please register asap as spots are limited.)

3. Await confirmation of your application and your enrolment in HUM107 at UTAS, together with advice about next steps.

Who can participate?

It is open to all students and you don’t need to have Indonesian language skills to attend this program. As part of this Field Trip, all students will need to enrol in a 0.125 EFTSL introductory unit of study (HUM107 Bringing the World Back Home). International students also can enrol, but unfortunately, is not eligible for the Scholarships.

What are the costs

  1. Tuition: Students will enrol in a 0.125 EFTSL unit of study (HUM107 Bringing the World Back Home) that is credited to their degree and for which HECS charges apply.
  2. Program fee: $2100 (includes all accommodation, most meals and materials on course).
  3. Return flights to Indonesia + domestic flights: approximately $1200, and can be more or less depending on the time of booking.
  4. Insurance & vaccinations: Covered under UTAS student insurance if travelling only for this program (and not for extra personal travel); some out-of-pocket costs for vaccination/s may be required.
  5. Spending money: dependent on individual (suggested to bring at least $200). Most meals, land transport and accommodation is covered under program fee.

Funding and Scholarships (only for domestic students)

New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarships* of $3000 may be available to eligible students: See RUILI Fees and Grants. You will be automatically assessed for eligibility at the time of application – no separate application is necessary. Financial assistance is available through OS Help*. Check the eligibility and conditions and apply if it suits your needs. (For more details refer to the Commonwealth Government's guidelines). Part of this scholarship will be used to pay the program fee mentioned above.