Participating Programs: English as a Second Language, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary Education, Physics, Sociology, Math, English, Physical Education, Economics
Living in a developing country, in a city of over a half million people, located on the Bengawan Solo River, can be an exciting challenge. Are you up for an adventure? This densely populated city located in the tropics, is attracts tourists and has four rail stations with direct connections to many major cities. Learn conversational/survival Javanese, Indonesian, appreciate the Muslim faith, and explore the Batik tradition that is so important in this region. Most of all, meet some of the kindest people in the world who will be curious about your life and eager to engage with you. Without air conditioning, easy access to potable water, or western bathrooms, you’ll have the challenge of adapting to fewer comforts than you are used to. The specific school site is a work in progress, but it will offer you the opportunity to work with select group of English language learners. Leaving the common conveniences of home, you’ll have the chance to network with national leaders in Indonesia education, play futsol with students, camp in the jungle, and explore Southeast Asia. This site is intended to be a culturally immersive experience that leads to transformative learning.
Program Fee (Based on a minimum of 3 participants). This fee covers coordination of program, orientation to site, materials, site supervision and visit, placement costs at school, required ($1.15/day) travel insurance and Project Assist .
Housing Arrangement Description: Apartment or hotel
Additional Requirements: Three Orientation Meetings at Iowa State (Arranged)
For more information contact:
Ann Pierce, 0133E MacKay Hall, 515-294-3158 (phone)
Read what former ISU student teachers have to say:
Heather Fremont, History SS Ed
William Terry, Elementary Ed
Sasha Francic, Physical Ed
CHS Graduate Elisabeth Godfrey recounts her adventures teaching abroad in Indonesia.