Indonesian Studies

Indonesian will introduce you to the wide social and cultural backgrounds of Indonesia and the Malay world of southeast Asia.


Study Indonesian studies at The University of Adelaide

With a population of over 260 million people, Indonesia is the 4th most populated country in the world – making Indonesian one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. As an Indonesian studies student at The University of Adelaide, you will develop language skills and cultural knowledge that will prepare you for employment in organisations either in Indonesia or with an Indonesian focus.

As an Indonesian studies student you will:

  • Learn to read and write in Indonesian
  • Gain the skills to listen and speak in Indonesian
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of Indonesian culture
  • Study the Indonesian influence in modern society
  • Improve your understanding of how language works
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad.

By learning another language you will set yourself apart from others in your future career.

As an Indonesian student you will be engage cross culturally in a range of social and workplace settings. This will help you build an understanding of the strong Australia-Indonesia relationship and its importance to Australia and its industries.

Study Overseas

As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. As an Indonesian Studies student you can study overseas for one or two semesters and gain a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.

In addition to study tours and managed programs listed in GLAS, we encourage students interested in an overseas study experience in Indonesia to explore the programs offered by the Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).

Career path

  • Teaching
  • International law
  • Diplomacy
  • Translation
  • Interpreter
  • Corporate executive
  • Tourism
  • Research

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