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GW | ACICIS - Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP)
Jakarta, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
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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.
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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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.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Design & Social Context (DSC) RMIT School: Global, Urban and Social Studies
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
About your Experience
Program Host: ACICIS (hosted by Gadjah Ma University)
Program Dates: 02 January – 16 February 2019

  • The ACICIS Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP) is suitable for senior undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework students, and early career professionals.The DSPP runs for six weeks in Indonesia, including a two-week intensive Indonesian language study and industry-led seminars at Gadjah Mada University, followed by a four-week supervised industry placement. 
  • The DSPP provides an opportunity for students or early career professionals to gain valuable experience working in the field of international development in Indonesia. Host organisations cover a wide range of development sector interests and include monitoring bodies, research institutes, funding bodies, managing contractors, and advocacy groups. Key sectoral interests include: the environment, governance, transparency, poverty reduction, and gender equity.
  • The DSPP 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 to all students across all disciplines.

Academic Credit:
Students must complete a study plan to receive up to 24 credit points towards their RMIT program. Enrolment details will be provided to successful applicants.

Students in the:
Master of International Development can receive credit for HUSO2346 - International Development Research Project (24 credit points).

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) can receive credits for HUSO2314 - International Internship (24 credit points) or 2 electives.

Program Cost:
Students must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover all associated costs outlined below.
  • ACICIS Tuition fee - AUD$3,375 
    • School of Global, Urban and Social Studies students
      • ACICIS will invoice your school directly for tuition fees
      • You will enrol into HUSO2314 International Internship
      • You will pay your tuition fees to RMIT as per normal
    • All other students
      • You will pay tuition fees directly to ACICIS by the deadline
      • You will enrol into EXTL study abroad course codes (no tuition-fees to RMIT)
  • Administration and Orientation fee - AUD$409 (payable upon acceptance into the program).
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Flights
  • Host Country Visa 
  • Accommodation
  • 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 (additional coverage, 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 info (eg, full Product Disclosure statement, inclusions, exclusions), 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 2018 (Jan to Feb 2019) term:
  • There are 6 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.