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Indonesia Field School 2017

The Indonesia Field School (ANTH3014/6065) is on again in 2017.

Information session

An information session will be held on Thursday 23 February at 1.00pm in AD Hope G28.

For four weeks in the winter break you could live in warm Indonesia in a village homestay, learn Indonesian language, work in team with Indonesian students, learn ethnographic methods and data analysis, and help the community to apply for development assistance and complete community projects. All this with staff instruction and for academic course credit.

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Indonesia Field School 2017

In partnership between ANU and UKDW (Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Costs – To Be Confirmed, excluding air fares: accommodation, daily meals, local transport, workshops;  plus tuition fee for the course; 

The course at ANU may be taken as either 6 unit or 12 unit. Those students taking the 12 units will do an additional 6 unit course of assessments once they return from Indonesia. While in the field all students are enrolled in the 6 unit course.


  • To provide a cross cultural in-depth experience, including use of Indonesian language, eating of local food, living with local family, living within local village conditions, meeting leaders and officials
  • To provide experience of working with Indonesian student peers in a cooperative venture.
  • To provide training in ethnographic methods, including collecting and assessing data, conducting interviews, surveys and focus groups, consulting with community leaders and people of both genders and all ages.
  • To provide skills in social analysis
  • To provide training in identifying one or more local issues of significance in which our input as researchers and practitioners may, in concert with the community, possibly make a difference.
  • To provide training in composing an application for consideration by local or Provincial government, NGOs or Australian government.

Updated: 7 March 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher