SEPTEMBER 2021 - MAY 2022

WELCOMING FULBRIGHT LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Nia Zein from Bali, Indonesia. Now living among the Sasak people of Lombok, Lesser Sunda Islands, she looks forward to sharing her rich heritage and cultural background.  Nia received her BA from the Universitas Mataram, going on to work as an English teacher at Mataram Lingua Franca Institute.  She has participated as a volunteer for literacy and educational projects such as guest teacher in programs for teaching children in small villages in Lombok.

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 >>


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 CSEAS Student Grants (2021 Application deadline: late February 2020).

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 CSEAS Study Abroad website.