There are many resources available for those who wish to learn more about the language, literature, history, and culture of Indonesia.

 map of indonesian islands



In addition to overseeing language instruction in Indonesian and Vietnamese, the Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies (SEAS) coordinates a multidisciplinary program promoting education, research and intellectual exchange on the cultures, politics and economies of Southeast Asia. Sign up for the SEAS list-serve to receive announcements about seminars, conferences, film screenings, and cultural events relating to Indonesia and other countries of the region throughout the year.

The SEAS Yale Indonesian Forum (YIF) is an interdisciplinary group that serves members of the Yale community with a common interest in Indonesia and Indonesian affairs, and works with the Council on Southeast Asia Studies to invite guest speakers and artists.

Experiencing Indonesia’s language, culture and history can also be done through various Study Abroad programs sponsored by Yale and other institutions. Students at Yale can apply for summer fellowships from the Council on Southeast Asia Studies and numerous other departments and schools at Yale to support study or research projects in Indonesia. See Summer Language Study Programs in Indonesia.

See also:

Yale Southeast Asia Studies Spring Cultural Festival

The Gallery of Indo-Pacific Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

Yale Gamelan Suprabanggo

The MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Yale Center for Language Study

Indonesian Dance Costume Collection



Yale Southeast Asia Library Collection: Yale maintains one of most extensive Southeast Asia library collections in the United States, located primarily in Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library. 
A variety of Indonesian Periodicals, bibliographies and dictionaries can be found in the SEAS reading room,  second floor of Sterling Memorial Library, room 214.

Also see collected materials in: Economic Growth Center Collection and The Avalon Project at Yale Law School. *Search for INDONESIA.

CONTACT: Southeast Asia Curator, Brent Bianchi for further information: e-mail: brent.bianchi@yale.edu, telephone: 203-432-5561



The Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI) includes those U.S. universities which provide regular instruction in Indonesian language: Arizona State University; Cornell University; Johns Hopkins University; Northern Illinois University; Ohio University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Hawai’i; University of Michigan; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Yale University. 

Study Indonesian Abroad

See also:

Indonesian Embassy, Washington D.C.image of globe with Indonesia highlighted

Indonesian Consulates, New York.

U.S Embassy in Jakarta.