|Fees and Policies||
|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Agriculture, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Community and Leadership Development, Geography, Plant and Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Hostel/Hotel, Student Residences|
|Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Student Type:||Undergraduate students only||Advisor:||Summer Eglinski|
|Program Director:||Krista Jacobsen||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Included in the UK Sponsored program fee|
June 6 - July 10, 2013
This interdisciplinary field course focuses on the ecology and culture of agriculture and food systems in Indonesia. Through this course, students will develop a holistic understanding of the environmental, economic and social dimensions of agriculture in Indonesia, historic forces driving agricultural development and policy, and challenges to future sustainability. Travelling through three study regions in Sumatra, Java, and Bali, students will learn about agriculture, culture and geography of Indonesia. Course activities will introduce students to ecological field methods including interviews and asset-based mapping, and critical reflection activities focused on holistic analysis of agricultural sustainability. Particular emphasis will be placed on agroforestry, organic vegetables, rice, as well as alternative and traditional production systems.
- Apply basic ecological field methods to explore the ecosystem structure and basic social science research methods to explore community development models.
- Explore the concept of sustainability as applied to agricultural production, community development and our role as global citizens.
- Learn the ritual, production techniques, and culture of the Subak rice farming system in an area that was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique culture and beauty.
- Encounter and participate in local arts and cultural activities such as workshops to make traditional Batik and handicrafts, traditional music, puppet theater performances and visits to ancient temples.
- Go coffee picking and hiking through community forests with local farmers and land managers.
- This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
- PRE-REQUISITE: Students should have completed one semester of biology and either SOC 101 or CLD 102 prior to participating in this program or have permission from the instructor.
- UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings.
- Undergraduate students will enroll in GEN 300: Special Course: Tropical Agroecology (3 credit hours) and CLD 395: Special Problems in Community Communications and Leadership Development (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
- Students will be housed in university guest housing on the University of Lampung, Universitas Sebelas Maret and Universitas Udayana campuses. Students may also stay in hotels in some locations.
- Participants will be responsible for all meals on their own.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
Passport & Visa Requirements
- Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The UK Wildcat ID Center, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. passport holders can obtain a visa upon arrival for entry into Indonesia. In order to be issued the visa upon arrival, U.S. passport holders must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. Please consult the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia or your Education Abroad advisor for more information.
Travel Medical Insurance & Additional Health Considerations
Participants are responsible for obtaining the necessary vaccinations prior to travelling to Indonesia on this program. For more information on immunizations please visit the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety Preparation webpage.
Participants on this program will be visiting farms and may be exposed to live animals (not swine). There may also be optional activities involving water in which the ability to swim is necessary. For more information about these activities please contact the program director, Dr. Krista Jacobsen, email@example.com.
For More Information
For additional information about this program, please contact:
- EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
- Dr. Krista Jacobsen, faculty member in the College of Agriculture (Sustainable Agriculture & Horticulture) at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Jacobsen will be directing the program.
- Ms. Summer Eglinski, Education Abroad Advisor, email@example.com.
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