Indonesia Research Methods with George Mason University

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Indonesia Research Methods GMU

Overview

Program Dates: June 27 - July 22
Open to: Undergrad and graduate university students (transferable credits available)
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Application Deadline: May 2017

Students do not have to be enrolled at George Mason University to apply. 

This program is designed to provide graduate students with intensive training and practice in field research methods, as well as insight into the complex local dynamics of conflict. The course will take place in the city of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, and will include visiting instruction by Indonesian and US-based academics and grassroots activists committed to closing the gaps between theory, research and practice.

Details

This program is taught by Prof. Leslie Dwyer, an anthropologist at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) with over two decades of experience working on Indonesia. Prof. Dwyer’s program is designed to provide graduate students with intensive training and practice in field research methods, as well as insight into the complex local dynamics of conflict. The course will take place in the city of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, and will include visiting instruction by Indonesian and US-based academics and grassroots activists committed to closing the gaps between theory, research and practice.

Students will learn research methods by designing and conducting research projects on topics that may include local efforts to implement transitional justice and community memorialization in the aftermath of mass violence and serious human rights abuses; conflicts over land, natural resources and environmental degradation; gender-based violence and women’s rights; and conflicts over the meanings of customary law and religion in a globalizing world. Students will also gain an understanding of the local cultural, economic and political context, as well as basic Indonesian language communicative skills. Students will live in a guesthouse near the campus of a local university.

Cost of Program:  TBD

Past Program Cost: (for estimation purposes) $4,770.   Program cost includes 6 credits of coursework (CONF 610, CONF 695, CONF 812, CONF 813 plus CONF 727), housing at local guesthouse, cultural activities, visiting speakers and instructors, transportation to program activities, and some communal meals. Airfare is not included.

Instructor: Prof. Leslie Dwyer

Registration Deadline: TBD

Deposit Due: TBD (will email once student has confirmed) ($500)

Final Payment: TBD (will email once student has confirmed)

 

How to fund your immersive learning experience:

There are many different sources of potential funding for internships abroad. First, visit your university’s study abroad, international programs, or service learning departments to inquire about institutional scholarships and grants. Universities often have funds set aside for these purposes. You can also search for intern and study abroad scholarships provided by other charitable organizations. We’ve listed a few of these opportunities on our scholarships page to help you get started.

This program is organized in partnership with the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Applications will be processed through their website. Once the application is live, it will be linked below. Please check back in the spring of 2017.