Indonesia is a developing country in southeast Asia and is home to hundreds of ethnic groups who speak many different languages. It is the world’s 4th most populous country and has the largest Muslim population in the world. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, located on the island of Java. The greater Jakarta metropolitan area is known as Jabodetabek — a name formed by combining the initial syllables of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi. Jakarta is the economic, political and cultural center of Indonesia. Jakarta’s business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of many communities and cultures. The wet season in Jakarta covers the majority of the year, running from October through May. The remaining four months (June through September) constitute the city’s drier season. Located in the western part of Java, Jakarta’s wet season rainfall peak takes place in January and February. Jakarta’s transportation options include taxis, shared taxis, motorcycle taxis, and online taxis (Uber, Grab, Gojek); Transjakarta buses, commuter rails, and trains are also available. Jakarta has numerous shopping malls, groceries, supermarkets, restaurants, and a wide range of hotels. International and national banks and ATMS are available and accessible. There are also several government and private hospitals that are recommended by the U.S. Embassy.
Host Institution: Universitas Indonesia (UI)
University of Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia, abbreviated as UI) is a state university in Depok, West Java and Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the oldest tertiary-level educational institution in Indonesia, and is generally considered the most prestigious university in Indonesia. The Depok campus, in Depok, just south of Jakarta, was built during the mid-1980s to accommodate the modernization of the university. It is now the main campus. Most of the faculties have been relocated here. The Depok campus is alongside the Jakarta-Bogor commuter railway, offering students easy access to transport by rail. Students also benefit from the frequent commuter bus services connecting many parts of Jakarta to Depok. The Salemba campus, located in Central Jakarta, is dedicated to the the Faculty of Humanities’ Language Center, and mostly to the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry. It adjoins the Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital (RSCM) as well as the University Dental Hospital.
The Faculty of Humanities was established on October 1, 1940. It has 15 study programs and 7 departments. Internet connectivity is available in the office and faculty, and there are several options of cafeterias in campus serving local food.
- The Fellow will support the Faculty of Humanities by teaching classes and providing professional development for faculty.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Take the lead on major education projects such as Access camps, teacher workshops and conferences.
- Conduct programming at the American Corners in the region and throughout the country (2-3 times per fellowship).
- Visit and present to Access programs throughout Indonesia (1-2 times per fellowship).
- Support the Embassy’s efforts to increase the number of Indonesians studying in the U.S. by giving workshops and presentations on study-abroad opportunities and TOEFL (1-2 times per fellowship).