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“the importance of indonesia in America is for people to understand the diversity of islam throughout the world. indonesian culture is so rich and accepting and pluralistic, and so many people [in the united States] have no concept of that.”

School of Public Health and several Indonesian institutions to enhance training in public health and applied research n The first 10 American and Indonesian Fulbright students and scholars began studying in each others’ countries last fall under the new Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) program, a $15 million commitment over five years to support academic exchange in critical fields that address common challenges, including climate change, food security, and public health. n The first expanded cohort of 50 young Indonesians began studies last fall at U.S. community colleges under a new $12.5 million, five-year Community College Initiative, in fields important to national development such as agriculture, business, engineering, information technology, and health. n The first cohort of 17 Americans studied Indonesian in intensive institutes in Malang last summer, strengthening their language skills while deepening their understanding and respect for Indonesian society and culture.

coming together
HE EXPANDING higher education relationship between the two countries developed over many years. Merrill notes that Indonesians started coming to the United States for their education in the 1950s–1960s, and so many of them went to the University of California, Berkeley, that over time, they became known as “the Berkeley Mafia.” Northern Illinois University (NIU) has hosted a Center for Southeast Asian Studies since 1963, and “Indonesia has always been a major component of our interest,” says its director, James T. Collins. NIU now receives more students every year from Indonesia than from any other country in the region, he says, and has signed memoranda of understanding for collaboration with Universitas Hasanuddin and Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. Last October, NIU welcomed Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, who spoke to students, faculty, and others about Indonesia’s developing democracy. “It seems that Indonesia is getting a lot of press and a lot of universities are getting excited about it, which is great, but we’ve been doing this kind of stuff with them for a long time,” says Kate Wright, academic affairs program manager at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in the University of Michigan’s International Institute. The Center is 50 years old and “Indonesia has always been a key country. The connections have developed over

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time, through a lot of faculty going back-and-forth, and graduate students doing research there,” Wright says. What’s newer, she continues, is sending Michigan undergraduates to Indonesia, which the university does now through summer education abroad trips. Meanwhile, up to 100 Indonesian students come to Michigan annually. “We don’t orchestrate that or provide any funding. They come here on their own and either pay their own way or have sponsors,” Wright says. The University of Kentucky (UK) has enjoyed “long, ongoing relationships” with several universities in Indonesia that go back to international outreach efforts through the U.S. government in the 1950s, says Goldstein. Before coming to UK in 1986, she held a position with the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)’s project coordinating placement and monitoring of graduate training of hundreds of Indonesian students in U.S. universities. Ohio University welcomed its first Indonesian students in the mid–1970s, when faculty members from across the campus began consulting with government offices, development agencies, and foundations in Southeast Asia, reports Christine Su, assistant director of Southeast Asian Studies in Ohio University’s Center for International Studies. As many as 40 new students began arriving each year, most of them master’s and PhD candidates with funding from the Indonesian government or Fulbright or Ford Foundation grants. Ohio University “gained a reputation for having a solid, Indonesia-focused faculty, and students were spread across the school, from communications to business to linguistics,” Su says. Island and peninsular portions of Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, are a current focus of research and study by Ohio University undergraduates as well as graduate students and faculty. Since 2004, the university has hosted the Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian and Malay (COTIM), an intensive and specialized instruction program for American students in Indonesia, with a primary goal to give them in-country experience. In 2006, The Ohio State University, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with 12 Indonesian universities, created the U.S.-Indonesia Teacher Education Consortium to improve the quality of Indonesia’s teachers.

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N TERNATIONAL STUDIES officers at other U.S. institutions also cite needs for and values to be gained from extended relationships with Indonesia. “Some of the global



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Frontlines
In Brief
Voices UBC President Stephen J. Toope
Building Partnerships: Indonesia and the United States
One Path— Many Destinations
Windfall Scholarships for Education Abroad
66 Weaving Service Into Study Abroad
FSA
International Enrollment
Partnering
A View From Out Here
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