SEPTEMBER 2016 - MAY 2017

WELCOMING FULBRIGHT LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Zulfirman. English and TOEFL Tutor in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Zul has an interest in costume art and performance, and has participated in competitions, winning one with a project based on the crossover between Armored Super Hero concept and local cultures.

A set of ANGKLUNG INSTRUMENTS was generously donated by the Embassy of Indonesia in spring 2017.  In February and March, Ms. Tricia Sumarijanto, Instructor/Director at the House of Angklung, Washington DC, provided a series of angklung lessons to Yale’s Indonesian language students and members of the Yale and New Haven communities. It is hoped that this will be the first of many opportunities for Yale and the New Haven communities to discover, play, and perform angklung. See photos and additional information >>

MARCH 3, 2017

Since spring of 2003, the faculty and students of the Yale Southeast Asia Language Studies Programs have organized and hosted an annual “Cultural Festival,” featuring displays and performances of regional arts, crafts, music and dance, along with a buffet dinner of Southeast Asian cuisine. See

An extensive collection of INDONESIAN DANCE COSTUMES, PROPS AND ACCESSORIES was generously donated to Yale by Ms. Linda Lett, Temple Hills, Maryland.  The costumes were collected by her late husband, Eddy Nugroho Sandjaja, an Indonesian dance instructor in Washington DC.
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The Council on Southeast Asia Studies and the MacMillan Center provide fellowships for summer research and language study in Indonesia. To learn more, or to apply for funding, visit SEAS Student Grants (2017 Application deadline: late February 2017).

Scholarship assistance is also available for learning Indonesian at the annual Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute - SEASSI.

For information and links to Summer Language and study Programs in Indonesia, see the SEAS Study Abroad website.