Art & Social Movements – SUNY Cortland


Program Dates: January 4 (departure) - January 19 (return)
Open to: University students (transferable credit available)
Location: Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

Students do not have to be enrolled in a SUNY university to apply. Applications for the January 2018 program are open now via SUNY Cortland’s website.

This program blends contemporary culture and politics with rich cultural traditions in the arts. You will examine the arts of Indonesia, as well as the socio-religious and other current issues the country faces, including those related to land, water, ethnic identity, and the environment.


During this program, you will be immersed in the traditions and contemporary interpretations of Hindu and Islamic religious and cultural practices in the context of art and social movements. Students will also study basic Bahasa Indonesia, the national language, for one week during the tour. Students will have the opportunity to practice gamelan and batik making, learn Balinese and Javanese cooking, and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur – the world’s largest Buddhist temple – and Prambanan.


The program fee includes:

  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • All Meals
  • Housing
  • Local Flights In-Country
  • Transportation
  • Entrance Fees & Site Visits
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • GeoBlue Study Abroad Accident and Illness Insurance
  • Tuition
  • Associated costs for staff, guest speakers, administrative & program operations

Please see SUNY’s Winter 2018 Budget for cost estimates.

The costs NOT covered by the program fee are estimated at $1,200, and include:

  • International airfare
  • Visa application & processing costs (Socio-Cultural visa)
  • Incidental expenses (personal spending money)
  • Passport (if you do not already have a passport)


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.

2019 Program Schedule

  • January 4-5: Leave US and arrive in Bali
  • January 6: Orientation and depart to Yogyakarta
  • January 7-14: Bahasa Indonesia language classes, site visits, and workshops
  • January 15-17: Return to Bali, visit local NGOs and artists
  • January 18: Fly back to US

Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate university students, and have a 2.5 GPA. You do not have to be a SUNY student to apply.

Click the “Apply” button at the top of the page to access the application through SUNY Cortland’s Study Abroad page.

To Apply
Follow application directions on SUNY’s Study Abroad home page. Your online application requirements include:

  • Study Statement
  • Two Recommendations
  • Official Transcript