SEPTEMBER 2019 - MAY 2020

WELCOMING FULBRIGHT LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT, I Kadek Dony Suantika (Dony). English Lecturer, Elizabeth International Community College, Bali Indonesia.  Dony has a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Universitas Udayana.  He has taught Indonesian to international students at Udayana and to American students at the School for International Traning (SIT) Study Abroad Indonesia.  He brings knowledge and performance skills in traditional Indonesian and Balinese dance as well as Balinese gamelan.  He also looks forward to sharing some of his country’s delicious traditional cuisine with members of the Yale community.

ALSO WELCOMING post-graduate fellow and Indonesian teaching assistant, Nina Amalia Nurichsania,  from Malang, in eastern Indonesia.  She has a M.A. in English Language teaching from the University of Malang, and experience as an Indonesian Langauge in the American Student Exchange Program at Malang.  Her Fall Semester teaching fellowship is sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Education.

FEBRUARY 21, 2020 

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

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 SEAS Student Grants (2020 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 SEAS Study Abroad website.