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
Any compatible discipline
About your Experience
Program Dates: 02 January – 16 February 2019
Indonesia is rich in natural resources with the second highest biodiversity of any country in the world. Sharing a strategic waterway with Australia, Indonesia’s fish-rich waters also make it one of the biggest seafood producers in the world, with main commodities including tuna, shrimp and seaweed. With 45% of workers in Indonesia engaged in agriculture and 31 million hectares of cultivated land, Indonesia is the third largest producer of rice in the world and also a leading producer of sugarcane, cassava, spices, coffee, cocoa, palm oil and rubber. Despite this, Indonesian agricultural policy is prioritising the diversification of food sources away from cereals, presenting unique challenges for the agriculture and food science sectors. Indonesia is strategically important to Australia as a principal cattle trade partner and has great potential for further bilateral trade partnerships.
Eligibility: This program is open to all students.
Participants can earn a minimum of 12 credit points towards their RMIT program and students must complete a study plan.
Bachelor of Environment and Society students - Participants can earn a maximum of 24 credit points towards their RMIT program.
Enrolment details will be provided to successful applicants. Please read the ACICIS application guidelines for information on their academic assistance for certain degrees/programs.
Students must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover all associated costs outlined below.
ACICIS Tuition fee - AUD$3,375 (This fee is payable up front.)
Administration and Orientation fee - AUD$409 (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:
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)
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).
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.
Funding: There are 3 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants available for eligible Bachelor or Bachelor Honours students for Summer 2019 (Jan-Feb 2020) intake.