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I am from Hong Kong. I am planning for some further studies on Bahasa Indonesia. Last year I took a course in a private school in Yogya and it was such a good experience for me. Now I am looking at some universities which offer courses on Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners. They offer courses that last for three months, six months or longer. I know University Indonesia and Universiry Gadjah Mada are famous institutes in the country. Has anyone tried such courses there? Any recommendation for me? Thanks very much.

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I think you should check with the Gadjah Mada University in Jogjakarta, because as far I know they have programe for Bahasa Indonesia, because I have some friends from South Korea who study Bahasa Indonesia in Gadjah Mada University. I think the programe between 3 to 6 months as you mentioned. Good Luck!

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I was studying in University of Indonesia. So far I know, in Faculty of Culture of UI, it has an exchange program for foreign students who are willing to learn and study Indonesian language + culture. The program called BIPA -

My friends from this faculty were often giving extra courses for foreigners/expatriates who would like to learn bahasa as well. I have a friend who studied Japanese there and she delivered bahasa Indonesia courses in Japanese for Japanese expatriates.. So who knows then you will find people from this faculty who are able to teach bahasa in your mother tongue!

Please check this website for your refference:

Semoga sukses!

History does have tendency to repeat itself, it only costs more. (Verleyen)

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Iya bener . Emoticon: Smile
A lot of the state universities have also Indonesian courses for foreigners.
like , IPB , ITB , Univ. Brawijaya , Airlangga etc..
My son will be attending for a private course at ITB (Bandung)-june 2007) for 2 weeks with a small socialisation program.
Salam dari OmSid

Bisa dicek mas .

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Thank you very much for the information. I have sent emails to universities in Indonesia and done some research. Now I have shortlisted the following five options for consideration. I would like to hear your opinions.

(1) Universitas Indonesia - BIPA
(2) Universitas Gadjah Mada - Indonesian Language and Culture Learning Service (INCULS)
(3) Universitas Negeri Malang - BIPA
(4) Universitas Brawijaya - BIPA
(5) Universitas Surabaya (Ubaya) - Indonesian Language Program for Speakers of Other Languages (ILPSOL)

Overall it seems BIPA is the most widely accepted programme in this aspect and most state universities offer BIPA courses. But its schedule is not flexible.

I am more interested in (5) Ubaya because I have never been to Surabaya before and the course sounds more flexible and less costly. But I am just unsure about the reputation and recognition of the university (being a private one) and the ILPSOL programme.

Any comments or other recommendation? Many thanks...

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