Intensive Language – Bahasa Indonesia (All Levels | J-Term)

Rapidly build your communication and comprehension skills in Bahasa Indonesia as you immerse yourself in Indonesian life and culture on Bali. 

At a Glance





Language of Study

Bahasa Indonesia

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Base

Kerambitan, Bali

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Spend three weeks in Bali immersing yourself in Indonesian daily life to quickly build your language skills for social and professional use and develop an understanding of Indonesian culture. There will be an emphasis is on speaking and comprehension skills, as well as reading and writing, through online classroom teaching, and you will have both midterm and final exams. Based on an evaluation, including oral proficiency testing, you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.  

The program has an excellent teacher-to-student ratio and the native language instructors are experienced in teaching Indonesian language to foreign students. You will rapidly improve your language skills through oral proficiency-based methods and a variety of interactive communication-based language teaching techniques, which form the core of this course.  

You will be required to participate in an Indonesian language pledge and use the language both inside and out of class. You will also be introduced to Indonesian students, homestay families, and friends so you can practice Bahasa Indonesia with native speakers and apply what you learn in the classroom to the informal conditions of everyday life. 

SIT is also offering a supplementary online Bahasa Indonesia Language course during the fall semester.


  • Small-group language study and individualized tutoring
  • Excellent teachers who connect classroom to practical applications
  • Apply your language skills in everyday life through interactions with native speakers
  • Practice language skills through cultural activities


Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.  

Program Sites

Kerambitan, Indonesia

SIT’s program center is located in an ancient palace in village of KerambitanTabanan, on BaliKerambitan is close to attractions including the black-sand beach and the scenic temple on the rock, Tanah Lot temple, where you will have opportunities to pray and enjoy the sunset. Kerambitan is also well-known for its unique distinctive art form typical of Tabanan styles.  

During the three-week period, you will undertake 45 hours of Indonesian language instruction. Individualized tutoring and training will be provided to each student two or three times a week. Through a combination of interactive classroom learning, cultural immersion with local homestay families and students, and the practical application of language skills in Balinese society during day trips and throughout the entire program period, you can make tremendous progress in your Indonesian language skills during your time in Bali. To enhance the immersive quality of the experience, this course includes a language pledge to speak Indonesian throughout each day in Bali.  

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Program Components

  • 45 contact hours of on-site Indonesian language study over three weeks in Bali, Indonesia
  • 15 hours individualized tutoring in Bali, Indonesia
  • Site visits and a language pledge create an immersive learning environment
  • Immersive learning enhanced by a language pledge
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of each program, and mid-term and final exams

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Your homestay in Bali will be in the village of Kerambitan, and within a short distance from the program center, which allows most students will walk to and from classes.  

Other Accommodations

While on short excursionsyou will stay in small boarding houses/hotels or tourist camping facilities. 

Faculty & Staff

Indonesia: Intensive Language – Bahasa Indonesia (All Levels | J-Term)

Ni Wayan Ariati (Bu Ary), PhD
I Made Yudiana (Pak Yudi)
Ni Putu Dian Arisuci (Dian)
Edward Bayu Trisna (Edo)

Discover the Possibilities


    The total cost for this program is $3,350, including tuition, room & board, health insurance, and more. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.