Program Details

Students will gain hands-on experience with qualitative research by designing and conducting individual research projects, with the support and mentorship of the course instructor, Dr. Leslie Dwyer, and our partner organizations, Volunteers in Asia (VIA)
Location:
Jakarta, Indonesia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Students will gain hands-on experience with qualitative research by designing and conducting individual research projects, with the support and mentorship of the course instructor, Dr. Leslie Dwyer, and our partner organizations, Volunteers in Asia (VIA) and Sanata Dharma University. Students will participate in classroom discussions on research methodology with Dr. Dwyer, as well as meetings with VIA’s Indonesia Director, Ms. Elizabeth Rhoads, a Ph.D. candidate at King’s College, London. Students will also participate in a range of activities, including visits with local NGOs and community-based groups, Indonesian language lessons, trips to cultural sites, and guest lectures with Indonesian academics and activists. Indonesian graduate research assistants support program participants in planning and carrying out research activities. The program concludes with a public presentation of student work.

Jogjakarta is located in Central Java, Indonesia, and is renowned as Indonesia’s “city of students” and “city of the arts.” Students will have ample time to explore this fascinating city and pursue topics of particular interest to them. Past student research projects have explored a variety of issues, including Indonesian Islamic politics and inter-religious tensions, transnational feminist movements, the arts as an activist tool, the challenges facing Indonesia’s LGBTQI communities, environmental conflicts, reproductive justice, minority religious identity, and conflicts over land and labor rights.

Program Details

Dates of Course:
June 26 to July 22, 2017 (Arrive in Indonesia by Sunday evening, June 25, leaving the U.S. by Friday, June 23. Free to depart Indonesia Saturday, July 22.) Students should book travel to Jogjakarta (airport code JOG).

Credits Offered
Graduate:

Two of the following courses:

  • CONF 610
  • CONF 625
  • CONF 695
  • CONF 727
  • CONF 812
  • CONF 813

Eligibility
The 6-credit Indonesia Research Methods is open to all Mason and non-Mason undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students as a 3-credit course to non-students as a professional development seminar.

Housing
Small, modest guesthouse

 

Cost:
Program Cost Summer 2017- $4850. Included: Tuition (6 credits) Lodging for all nights of the course 1 meal per day (breakfast) In-country ground transportation for course related events Cultural excursions Entrance fees Course trainers’ and speakers' costs International Emergency Insurance Not included: Round-trip airfare Visa and Immunizations Additional meals Additional funds for personal expenses and meals

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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