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. Salatiga is a city in Central Java province, Indonesia, and has a relatively cool climate. It is located about 47 km south of the capital city of Central Java province, Semarang which takes about 3-hours using intercity buses and shuttles. Salatiga has public transportation, and taxis are also available. There are department stores, supermarkets, groceries, government/private hospitals, restaurants, and hotels. National banks and ATMs are available and accessible.
Host Institution: IAIN Salatiga
The Institute Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN Salatiga) is a state tertiary education institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. IAIN Salatiga manages the operation of 5 faculties with 22 different study programs and a post- graduate program in 4 different majors. In the 2017/2018 Academic year, IAIN Salatiga enrolled more than 10,000 students at all levels. It is compulsory that students of Semester 1 and 2 take English for Academic Purposes; as a result, IAIN Salatiga recruits many non-permanent English lecturers in addition to its 30 permanent English lecturers.
IAIN Salatiga plans to transform its institutional capacity level into an Islamic University (UIN) in 2022 to enable itself to offer more study programs in the area of science not limited to Islamic Studies. 20 years ago, IAIN Salatiga established an English Education in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education and has since produced many alumni who receive scholarships to pursue their studies abroad. IAIN Salatiga also promotes a non-curricular, non-compulsory English and Arabic Skills upgrade through various learning activities facilitated by UPTPB (the language center) in a self-accessible and cozy place called English Rendezvous and Zawiya Arabiya.
- The Fellow will support the Language Center 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).