The Program

Courses offered within the program include:

I. Indonesian for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) Program

An intensive Indonesian language (Bahasa) and culture program designed for the following levels:

  • Basic level
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Advanced Level

We offer Intensive Programs for one month. The learning process is carried out through classroom activities, Peer-tutoring, observation and fieldwork (excursion), and extracurricular activities. Some unique features of the program include:

  • The immersion method of instruction is used so that learners are conditioned and socialized in practical Indonesian from the inception of the program.
  • Course content is adjusted to match the expertise and needs of the learners.
  • Indonesian grammar is presented within a context that emphasizes communicative fluency foremost.
  • Learners are individually placed with local Indonesian families in order to give a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture and daily life.
  • The program is flexible; the students can join it according to their capability and need.

The program faculty consists of professional language instructors, peer tutors, and Indonesian studies experts. Each has proven competency and experience in helping foreign learners to understand Indonesian language and culture. Peer tutors are matched with students in similar fields or according to similar interests.

Including in the fee are the following:

  1. Shuttle transport between Surabaya or Jakarta airport and malang
  2. Textbooks and stationary
  3. ISP MCE T-shirt
  4. Program orientation upon arrival
  5. Homestay with a selected Indonesian family, fully furnished room and three meals per day. Only one student per family homestay.
  6. Student assistance by mentor up to 8 times during the month
  7. Classroom learning activities Monday-Friday 8am to 12:30pm
  8. Outdoor/social activities 2-3 times during the program (may include Mt. Bromo, local villages, art galleries, etc,) on weekends
  9. Elective classes (batik, dance, mask carving, traditional martial arts) 8-9 occasions, during afternoons
  10. Traditional local refreshment snak, Monday to Friday
  11. Accident insurance
  12. 3-day excursion to Bali at the and of program, include air/bus ticket, ground transport in Bali, hotel accommodation, entrance fess to tourist sites, performances, etc.
  13. Certificates and souvenirs upon graduation
  14. College/university credit transfer is available for student attending institutions that have academic agreements with Indonesian Studies Program Malangkuçeçwara School of Economic (ISP MCE Malang)

II. Area Studies Program

Area Studies Program is the particular designed program for non-native speaker of Indonesia who wants to study Indonesian aspects in depth

conceptually and factually in one month. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the student (non-native speaker of Indonesia) to have a deeply and objectively understanding about the fact and phenomenon about many things related to the existence of community, country, and nation of Indonesia from several points of view and intentions.

The studies consist of:

  1.  Contemporary Indonesian History and Society,
  2. Anthropology and Ethnology of Indonesia,
  3. Contemporary Politics, Economics and Development Strategies of Indonesia,
  4. Modern Indonesian Literature,
  5. Indonesian Art (batik, wayang, woodcarving, gamelan, dance, etc).

The learning process is carried out through classroom activities, peer-tutoring, observation, excursion, field work, and extracurricular activities. Structure/Content of the Program As a particular program which is oriented to the learning of Indonesian aspects, Area Studies Intensive Program in Indonesia is held in one month (4 weeks effectively) with class load 8 semester credit (8 sks). The structure/content of the program is comprised into:


The Introduction of Indonesian Language

2 sks


Compulsory Area Studies:

2 sks


Art and Culture of Indonesia Elective Area Studies

1 sks


Politic and Law of Indonesia

1 sks


Contemporary History of Indonesia

2 sks


Social-Economy of Indonesia

The Total of Class Load Program

8 sks

Program Implementation Area Studies Intensive Program in Indonesia is Classroom Activity carried out in four weeks with the activities:

  1. The first – second week (Week I – II), the students follow the introduction of Indonesian Language class: 5 x 2 study hours/week; the Compulsory Area Studies class (Art an Culture of Indonesia): 2 x 2 study hours/week; and the Introduction of Elective Area Studies class (Politic and Law, Contemporary History, and Social Economy of Indonesia) 3 x 1 x 2 study hours/week.
  2. The third week (Week III), the students learns in depth about the Compulsory Area Studies (4 x 2 study hours/week) and the Elective Area Studies (3 x 3 x 2 study hours/week).
  3. The fourth week (Week IV), the students do the field experience activity into Community Independence Institution (CII), according to the intended area study (the CII chosen and field experience location are determined by the program).
  4. Visiting Class and Social Class are carried out twice (2x) during the program with the objects: (1) Mount Bromo and (2) Countryside.
  5. Institutional Visiting Class is carried out twice (2x) during the program according to the majority of Area Studies.
  6. In the end of the program the students are required to make a report and then present their result on the field experience program.

III. Alternative Program

This program is designed to cater to students with specific scholarly needs and special purpose.

These programs are:

  1. Indonesian for Bussiness
  2. Indonesian for Research
  3. Indonesian for Translation
  4. Indonesian for Travel
  5. Indonesian for Childern, etc.

Instructional Design

The instructional is designed in the form of:

  1. Lecturing (in Bahasa , and/or English), is conveyed by academicians/scholars, practitioners, observers/concerning people, and doers/achievers on each area studies which have been determined by the program.
  2. Discussion (in Bahasa and/or in English).
  3. Excursion class and social class.
  4. Field experience activity into Community Independence Institution.
  5. Making report and presentation (In Bahasa and/or English).

The Objects of Excursion and Social Class

  1. Government Office/Institution;
  2. Educational Institution;
  3. Countryside/Kampung (chosen one);
  4. People Service Industry/Manufacture; and
  5. Tourism Object: Bromo Mountain/Borobudur Temple/Bali Island (chosen one)