SIT: Indonesia Arts, Religion, and Social Change

 

Through the SIT: Indonesia Arts, Religion and Social Change program Whitman students can explore the evolving relationships among religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Indonesia.

Fields of study:

Bahasa Indonesia language and Interdisciplinary Studies related to arts, religion and social change in Indonesia.

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (Whitman requirement); ability to live in a culture very different from one’s own and to adjust to the living conditions of the developing world.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring

Calendar:

August – December, January – May

Credits:

16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Arts, Religion and Social Change Seminar (3 credits)
Intensive Language Study: Bahasa Indonesia (6 credits)
Field Methods and Ethics (3 credits)
Independent Study Project (ISP) (4 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 SIT credit = 1 Whitman credit

Housing:

Homestays in Bedulu, Tabanan area, and Java.  Other accommodations during the program include hostels or small hotels.

Meals:

All meals for the entire program period are covered either by SIT directly, or through a stipend provided to each student, or through the homestay.

Deadline:

Rolling Admission – students are encouraged to apply early.

Scholarships:

http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/682.htm