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  • Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: GI - Winter, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Media and Communication Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) Program Details: 

Program Host: ACICIS (hosted at Atma Jaya University)
Program Dates: 02 January – 15 February 2020

  • The ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) is suitable for students of journalism, media and communication studies, cadet journalists, and early career professionals.
  • The JPP provides an opportunity for students of journalism, media and communication, to gain valuable experience working in the field of media in Indonesia.  Host organisations cover a wide range of media sector interests and include international news wire services, national news bureaus, national dailies, and major domestic broadcasters and radio stations.
  • The JPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, including a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars at Atma Jaya University, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement. 
  • As an assessed program, the JPP is designed to meet requirements for work-integrated learning modules and other practicum-based course components.
  • The JPP is designed for students who have no existing Indonesian language skills. Candidates with existing language skills are also welcome. All industry placements provide an English-language working environment.
This program is open for senior undergraduate students and postgraduate coursework students enrolled in School of School of Media and Communication programs.

Academic Credit:
Participants can earn a maximum of 24 credit points towards their RMIT program and students must complete an approved study plan.
Enrolment details will be provided to successful applicants. Please read the ACICIS application guidelines for information and assistance for certain degrees/programs.

Students will enrol into 24 credit points of Study Abroad EXTL course codes (non-fee paying).

Program Cost:
Students must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover all associated costs outlined below.
  • ACICIS Tuition fee- AUD$3,510 
  • Administration and Orientation fee- AUD$426 (payable upon acceptance into the program).
This cost includes the following:
  • Application review and vetting  
  • Academic credit approval facilitation      
  • Placement host organisation matching and placement setup       
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and email and phone support             
  • Pre-departure networking event with other program participants, ACICIS alumni and/or ACICIS staff
  • Procurement of an Indonesian host university sponsored 60-day Indonesian social-cultural (VKSB) visa and associated immigration support service
  • Comprehensive two-day orientation program upon arrival in Indonesia                                 
  • Four nights’ accommodation during orientation (twin share)                                      
  • Accommodation guide and search support                                         
  • Intensive Indonesian language training at an Indonesian host university totalling ~40 hours of instruction during the first two weeks of the program)
  • Two-week series of seminars and fieldtrips led by industry experts and practitioners        
  • A four-week supervised professional placement                               
  • High-quality in-country academic supervision and mentorship by ACICIS-appointed academic specialist for duration of the program.
  • Marking and assessment of all assessable items outlined in the course outline for provision back to student’s home university.                            
  • 24/7 in-country pastoral care support and risk management throughout the six-week program in Indonesia                              
  • Public liability insurance cover for all program-related activities undertaken in Indonesia

Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Flights
  • Spending money - Food, transportation, etc
  • Additional leisure travel
  • Accommodation
    • Students will be provided with accommodation during orientation. ACICIS will assist with finding appropriate longer term accommodation. For more information refer here.
  • Travel Insurance (if applicable)
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Application Process:
Step 1: RMIT School Approval
  • Confirm approval with your program coordinator by getting a study plan signed (You can do this at the same time as getting the ACICIS application forms signed).
  • As part of the ACICIS application process, the following documents require the signature of your program coordinator:
  • University Approval Form
Step 2: Apply directly to ACICIS by:
  • 1 July (first round applications)
  • 1 September (second round applications)
Step 3: After you've applied directly to ACICIS, register here on Mobi by 1 October via the "Apply Now" button above. Make sure you complete the following questionnaires on Mobi and upload the required documents below:
1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information 
     - Upload a copy of current passport (or submit an old one with proof you are applying for a new one) 
2. Short Term Mobility: General Information  
   - Under Section 3: Academic Approval, upload your completed and approved study plan 
   - Under Section 5. Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents, upload a copy of your completed ACICIS application form

Ensure that you click submit on all required sections to finalise your registration in this program.

Step 4: The Global Experience Office will contact you once you have completed your registration in Mobi to advise of the next steps (eg predeparture info, enrolment, etc).

Step 5: The Global Experience Office will also review your Mobi registration and assess if you are eligible to receive one of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants available for the ACICIS programs.

Step 6: Students will be required to attend a Pre-departure session prior to departure.

For the Summer 2019 (Jan to Feb 2020) term:
  • There are 12 x $3000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants available for eligible Australian citizens enrolled in a bachelor/bachelor honours program. 
Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for additional funding options. Students may also be eligible for the Australian Government OS-Help Loan Scheme.

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.