In-country Indonesian Language Program 2005-2015
hosted by Universitas Mataram, Lombok in cooperation with Charles Darwin University, the University of the Sunshine Coast, the University of New England and the University of Tasmania.


Indonesian covers almost one seventh
of the equatorial circumference of the globe.

Aaron studying hard

Jim Rourke
Jim Rourke and friends

Delphi with Kevin Rudd at UN Youth Summit

"Delphi met with Kevin Rudd at the
UN Youth Summit 2013 and thanked him
for the Headstart to Indonesian program
and told him how she took up the offer
at USC and went on to do
the intensive program at Lombok!!

USC was administering university of the
Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) for 2008-2010 inclusive,
CDU for 2011-13, UTAS for 2014-2016 and now, for all up-to-date administrative details and enrolment documents, go to the

new RUILI-Lombok program website
hosted at UNE 2017-2018

Period One 2017: Monday 2 January to Friday 20 January 2017 (Levels 1, 3, 5 and 7)
Period 2: Monday 23 January to Friday 10 February 2014. (Levels 2, 4, 6 and 8)
All registrations should be completed by 28 November 2016.

Our students' views and reviews, thoughts and reports,
photos and other Lombok web sources

Please browse and gain from their experience.

See one of the Facebook pages for the Lombok Program

Thursday, 30 January 2014, Sarah [psychology student, no previous Indonesian language learning] wrote:
Hi Philip, Amazing time in Lombok and a learning experience that I will treasure always. Our teachers, Syam and Titto were patient, kind, and injected so much energy into our classes- always available for extra questions. It has left me hungry for more!
Also, a very warm "thankyou' for suggesting that my daughter might join the course as an independent learner. The experience has certainly had a positive impact that I have no doubt will resonate with her through her academic journey, her empathy for others, and interactions on all levels. We ended up in different classes which was slightly alarming at first (not for her of course - just for me!), however this ended up being a blessing as she truly became an independent learner! Sincere thanks, again.
Enjoy your time and especially the soto ayam from the uni canteen-enak sekali!
Warm Regards, Sarah

Des (teacher, Feb 2013): I just fell in love with Indonesia all over again. Fresh coconut every afternoon, sate on Senggigi beach at sunset. ... Chatting with drivers on trips to and from the campus were my follow-up to daily lessons. My hitting the books was 'hitting' the people - genuine hospitality was everywhere. [...] I cannot speak highly enough of our instructors, our 'dosen'. READ MORE .

Chelsea: (2010) It was amazing. By the end of the 6 weeks you had people who didn't know a word beforehand, really passionate about the language and using it as much as they possibly could with the locals." See Student views, student photos and other Lombok web sources and Articles about Lombok

NEW: 2014 Study tour to Lombok for secondary school students [MS Word]

Student feedback

A huge thank you for the opportunity which you have provided us in the Lombok programme. As far as my language development in Indonesian is concerned this has been singularly the greatest experience that I've had and if I get the opportunity to do it again I will positively JUMP at it!

Lisa, January 2013

This has been an amazing opportunity coming here and indulging head first in the culture and I am looking forward to returning to Indonesia next year and continuing the program.

Stephanie Jan. 2013.

Dobi and Hayley reef check Jan. 2013
Dobi and Hayley reef check Jan. 2013

Hayley's turtle
Hayley's turtle