Click on this map to see a more detailed map of Indonesia
MORE MAPS of Indonesia and Malaysia 
Tourism in Indonesia

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants for Indonesian at NIU

Welcome to the Indonesian Course Homepage!
Instructor: Patricia Henry
Office: Watson 123
Phone: 815-761-1790
Spring 2013 Schedule

(vita), (teaching philosohy) (background)
(through the ages ) (trivia1 trivia2)

FLIS 581 - Fall 2013


Course Links and other stuff:
 FLIN 104 - Beginning Indonesian II -- Syllabus

Pekerjaan Rumah


FLIN 103 - Beginning Indonesian I

Pekerjaan Rumah (= HOMEWORK)

Crawling Nurse Ghost


 FLIN 203-204 - Intermediate Indonesian

FLST 381-382,481-482 - Advanced Indonesian; also FLIS 481 - Independent Studies  

 FLST 381 -- Translation Course -- requires password

FLIN 421 -- Introduction to Indonesian Literature

FILM Indonesia!  Bulan depan! ; trailer
Links to assorted information about Indonesia, etc. -- for old links, click here; for YouTube FunPage, click here

CSEAS 50th anniversary logo

Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera / Oct. 11–May 15
Curated by Richard Cooler, faculty emeritus
The Anthropology Museum, Fay-Cooper Cole Hall


The Center For Southeast Asian Studies, NIU

CSEAS Weekly Bulletin -- April 29, 2013 
Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University

NPR on tempeh:

FLIN 421/521 -- Introduction to Indonesian Literature



Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Deadline: February 1


COTI --for intermediate/advanced students summer study in Salatiga, Java


To study in Madison, WI:
SEASSI -- Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute


SSRC's document, "on the art of writing proposals" (attached)



HERE is the Center's link for scholarships of various kinds, especially FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowships, for graduate & undergraduate language study, and the Clark & Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship, USINDO, and many more.

SEASSI -- Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (Summer FLAS can be used for this) in Madison, Wisconsin


Study Indonesian in Indonesia:

Indonesian Language School – Alam Bahasa Indonesia

COTI --for intermediate/advanced students summer study in Salatiga, Java


USINDO Summer Program

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Summer STUDY ABROAD in Malaysia - 2012

Contact the Study Abroad Office and apply through us to make sure you will receive credit and financial aid if you are eligible.

Study Abroad Malaysia: History and Culture of Southeast Asia
July 22 - August 10, 2012
Directed by Prof. Eric Jones,
Department of History
Three-week program will be of interest to students interested in history of Southeast Asia, globalization, comparative religion, colonial and post-colonial culture and incorporates significant time in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Penang, the jungles of Sarawak and Borneo, and the agricultural Cameron Highlands.
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2012

 YouTube Video

Undergraduate or graduate students learning Indonesian are eligible for a summer scholarship through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. The Indonesian program is in Malang, East Java -- surrounded by beautiful scenery and relatively cool in temperature (for the tropics)!

Scholarships provide fully funded, group-based intensive language training and cultural enrichment for seven to ten weeks. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, the sciences, and the humanities, are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply: Nov. 15, 2012.

 Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline to submit a reference for the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program has been extended to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 20.


                               Indonesian Consulate -- Chicago




Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono di PBB


Google doodles
Indonesian women don miniskirts in rape protest
 Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri! Kartu Kapanlagi untuk Bulan Ramadan dan Hari Ulang Tahun  Ingat Berpuasa  Jangan lihat yang aneh-aneh! Met bermudik!  Selamat datang Ramadhan ; Mau main piano?     Ikan lucu!
Short video from PBS on Indonesia & Islam

including an interview with NIU grad Dr. Anies Baswedan

IFM 47 weaving 1 Tani.gif (1307 bytes)
  Random fun, including demo of teh tarik.
Idul Adha di Indonesia

Prioritize Indonesian Disaster Victims for Idul Adha, Fatwa Says
Dessy Sagita | November 10, 2010


Stories about Pres. Obama's Indonesian Trip

Death Toll Rises After Twin Indonesia Disasters -- NYT story


RAMADAN   JG Logo -- calculating Idul Fitri

  NEW    Dari Pak Nurul, tentang Ramadan:        


  NEW   NPR -- "Fast" Food -- Recipes for Ramadan

  NEW   Huffington Post: Ramadan 2011

  NEW   Laylat al-Qadr

KOMPAS -- Ramadhan-- click on Liputan Khusus Ramadhan

An article from The Jakarta Post on fasting during Ramadan

Another from The Jakarta Globe

University of Hawai'i's Muslim Societies in Asia program. (see especially this ad!)


Idul Fitri starts Friday -- The Jakarta Post

My American fellows and the 9/11 tragedy -- opinion from The Jakarta Post


Angry rumblings: Mount Sinabung spews smoke in Suka Nalu village, Tanah Karo, North Sumatra, on Monday. The volcano that erupted for the first time in four centuries on Sunday spewed fresh plumes of smoke early Monday morning, causing panic in nearby villages and delaying local flights, officials said. Reuters/Tarmizy Harva



Gunung Sinabung

Volcano in North Sumatra erupts -- story in Jakarta Post

Mudik & Mt. Sinabung in Jakarta Post


  New Indonesian exchange program announced

The Institute of International Education announces the Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), a new nine-week exchange program, funded by the Freeman Foundation, intended to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. The institute will pair ten Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with ten U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization. The program, arranged by IIE’s partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will run from June 15 to Aug. 17 in three cities: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered. Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply (online application at Application deadline: Feb. 15. For details, e-mail, call 212- 984-5542, or see the program website.


  Video game in Indonesian (also English & French) about American Indians -- Terima kasih, Rai.


Indonesian Movies online!  Silakan tonton!
"Ketika Cinta Bertasbih 2" ada subtitle





Scholarships to study Indonesian The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the upcoming scholarship competition for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2010. The on-line application for CLS Program awards will be available November 9, 2009, and the deadline to apply will be December 18, 2009. The selection process will be administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program will be administered by CAORC and the American Councils for International Education.

for the following languages: Arabic * Azerbaijani * Bangla/Bengali * Chinese * Hindi * Indonesian* Japanese * Korean * Persian * Punjabi * Russian * Turkish * Urdu

See the following page for more details:

Boren language scholarships available

The Institute of International Education announces its 2010–11 competition for NSEP David L. Boren scholarships and fellowships, which provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad for one year to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to future U.S. security. Boren scholarships, for undergraduate students, provide up to $20,000; application deadline is Feb. 10. Boren fellowships, for graduate students, provide up to $30,000 for language student and international research; application deadline is Jan. 28. For detailed information, see . For questions, e-mail  or call 800-618-NSEP.


SUMPAH PEMUDA -- some images and info

FOTO di rumah Pak Collins (dari Bu Mamay)


If interested in donating to earthquake relief, contact these organizations:  Mercy Corps; Save the Children; Oxfam .

Earthquake in West Sumatra:

INDONESIAN CULTURE NIGHT -- Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
 Ada di YouTube:
Tari Jaipongan;

Ramayana Epic: The Capture of Hanoman part 1; part 2 (= extra cute monkeys!);
Tari Ngremo

Ada restoran Indonesia di Chicago!
2739 West Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60645
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 9:30pm ( Monday closed )
Saturday,October 10, 2009,  7:00 PM till 9:00 PM. at Northeastern Illinois Univesity

Kartu Lebaran lagi


A short slide show about going home for Hari Raya

Earthquake in Indonesia -- Sept 2, 2009:  report; report


Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Now hiring half-time or full-time Graduate Staff Assistants for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters to work in a leadership program for Southeast Asian youth from several countries in the region (pending final funding approval).  Responsibilities include tasks related to planning and facilitating the 25-day program.  Required qualification:  has studied or is studying about Southeast Asia, and solid familiarity with American local culture. Desired qualifications: experience in organizing or facilitating educational programs/workshops, willingness to work flexible hours, strong communication and organizational skills, fluency in English.  Please email graduate assistant application, resume, and cover letter describing your qualifications to (no phone inquiries, please.)   Deadline for applications is September 4, 2009.


Student Fulbright Program Student Fulbright
The deadline is fast approaching for the Student Fulbright Fellowship competition.  If you know any US citizen students with strong academic records and an interest in studying, conducting research, or teaching abroad, please ask them to contact Sara Clayton at 753-9526 or .  Sara can schedule them for an appointment with me or with Pamela Rosenberg, who also advises Fulbright applicants.  
For more information students can check out our NIU website for the Student Fulbright: .  This will also link them to the main Student Fulbright page: .  Here they’ll find a link to “Multimedia”, which includes podcasts, a blog, videos, and Twitter.  (Makes one feel older just to write all of that!)  Student Fulbright is also on Facebook (of course!); students can join the group “Official Fulbright Group”.  

For the past two years NIU has had two students each year get funded for prestigious Fulbright fellowships; please help us continue this strength and increase it, by referring your outstanding students to International Programs for Fulbright advising.  Many thanks!
NIU Alums in Jakarta -- July 30, 2009

EVENTS -- International Programs

  Portal:Indonesia in Wikipedia
Video/audio material for Indonesian, by LangMedia, Five Colleges
Very nifty little lessons, with video, audio, transcripts, translations.
Check out on-line resource
MALAYSIAmap.gif (11470 bytes) A New York Times travel article about Malaysian food!
Datanglah ke Indonesia!  Guide for tourists

More YouTube fun:

Inul -- untukmu --  with translation

Iwan Fals: "Nyanyianmu" -- my favorite Aging Indonesian Rocker on YouTube.

"Guru Oemar Bakri" -- a satirical song about teachers, also by Iwan Fals

More info about Iwan Fals from Time Asia; see also here for more Indonesian music info.

  Mau lihat tarian Bali? Silakan klik.


National Geographic story on Indonesia's volcanoes

Cerita Lebaran -- Jakarta, Sultan Yogya, Pembantu...klik di sini

SELAMAT LEBARAN -- see e-cards for Idul Fitri, also from; see a Jakarta Post article [archive] on MUDIK ("Heading Home"); here's a "kiddy page" from Malaysia about Ramadan! And here's a cool Lebaran e-card.

Kadin.Or.Id KARTU ELEKTRONIK!  klik di sini
Selamat Idul Adha -- here's an article from Back to Home Page, 11 Jan. 2006

Indonesians Embrace American-Style Reality TV May 23, 2009

'Bahasa' still has local students and foreigners alike interested Jakarta Post article on Bahasa Indonesia
Cintalah Bahasa Indonesia!
A very interesting article about America's image in Indonesia, from The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 14, 2005
Fulbright opportunities:  Interested students also need to get an appointment with Deborah Pierce,Ex. Director of the Division of International Programs (Williston Hall, 4th Floor), which they can do by calling Sara Clayton: 815-753-9526, or

A letter from Dr. Pierce.

Programs for teaching English (in Indonesia, Malaysia, and many other places).
Student Fulbright Program
U.S. Student Fulbright Workshop

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holmes Student Center, Rm 305
Contact Pam Rosenberg, 815-753-9530 for more information

The Student Fulbright Program, sponsored by the US Department of State and coordinated in the United States by the Institute of International Education, is a competitive fellowship program funding study or teaching abroad at the post-baccalaureate or graduate level.  In recent years NIU students have won awards that allowed them to teach English in other countries for one year or to conduct dissertation research vital to their doctoral degree programs.  If you are a US citizen who's a strong student with a hope to spend a year abroad witha focused project,  The Student Fulbright Program may be ideal for you.


  Tuesday April 13:   Asian American Center's 5th Year Anniversary Events

2:00 p.m.: Kick-Off Event, Duke Ellington Ballroom
7:00 p.m.: Community Celebration, Duke Ellington Ballroom
815-752-1177, or Asian

  Summer FLAS fellowship deadline coming up April 9

INFO on summer programs in Yogyakarta

Each year the center selects qualified students for summer Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships (FLAS) funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI program. These fellowships, available to both graduate and undergraduate students, provide for the study of Southeast Asian languages at any educational institution, including those in Southeast Asia, with top priority given to students planning to study a language in a Southeast Asian country. Application deadline: April 9. For applications and details, go to the center website.

See also:
Also, there will apparently be a language program overseen by Prof. Collins at Universitas Hasanuddin, in Makassar: This will be
a 2nd year level program at Unhas, June 1-July 15, six weeks, 140 hours.  Contact Prof. Collins if interested:
"James. Thomas Collins" <>

21 APRIL 2010

Darmasiswa Scholarships for study in Indonesia

USINDO Summer Studies-- Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Applications and transcripts must be received by USINDO no later than March 15, 2010 (?)

(see below for more summer program info)


  ** Indonesia leader releases album **

Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, embroiled in a corruption scandal, releases his third album of pop songs.

  Student Fulbright workshop set for March 31 Finishing your bachelor's degree? Want to teach English in Indonesia? How about enrolling in a master's degree program in Malaysia? Need to conduct your dissertation research, or just a post-master's research project, in Cambodia or the Philippines?

The U.S. State Department's Student Fulbright Program, coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE), allows students to teach English abroad for a year or to conduct postgraduate dissertation research.

Interested students can learn more at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at a student Fulbright workshop in the Heritage Room at the Holmes Student Center. Featured speakers will be Lauren Hansen, current Fulbrighter in Germany, and IIE representative Megan Spillman.

A faculty workshop is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.

***Grant/Fellowship writing workshop for SEAS graduate students***

On Wednesday, January 27 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Eric Jones will be conducting a Grants/Fellowship writing workshop for graduate students pursuing Southeast Asian studies. The workshop will be held in the Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center. Students will need to bring 3 copies of their statement of purpose and come having read the SSRC's document: "The Art of Writing Proposals"


The Blakemore Foundation plans to make 25-30 grants for the advanced study of modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian language during the 2007/2008 academic year. These grants are intended for those pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that involve the regular use of an Asian language. The grants fund a year of advanced language study at an institution in Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under the terms set forth in the application instructions. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses. Deadline for applications: Postmarked by December 30, 2006. For application forms and further information see:
SIT Study Abroad  Indonesia: Balinese Arts and Social Change


Peace Corps:   Northern Illinois University     2/25/2009 - 2/27/2009

Career Fair, Class Talks, Interviews, General Information Meeting

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution
R otary World Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

   DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 10 for programs in Bali, Vietnam, and Laos

Malaysia Study Abroad Program:

Program Description (ad for 2008 program, so dates not the same)


Mau belajar bahasa "Critical?"  Silakan klik dan lihat  

atau mau mengajar bahasa Inggeris?
Silakan klik.

Humanities and  Social Sciences Online
Humanities & Social
Sciences Online
U.S. Army Special Operations Command - Intelligence Research Analyst, South / Southeast Asia Studies
PIRATES! di Indonesia! Tetapi bukan Johnny Depp.
More on Pulau Belakang Padang

Malaysia Day -- Sept. 16
 and here's a nice picture to celebrate.
Here's a link to the video, plus translation, of the song Pak Ahmat and Bu Silvia showed on Tuesday.  It is from an Indonesian movie, "Heart," which, of course, can be seen on YouTube (here's a link to the first section).
And here's an article about the singer, (and star of the movie) Acha Septriasa, one of (somebody's list of) Top Ten Hottest Women, an Indonesian living in Malaysia (at least over the summer).
for no particular reason Mohammad's Radio, by Warren Zevon
Political Ads in Indonesia Rizal Mallarangeng on YouTube

Examining Democracy In Southeast Asia
by Michael Sullivan

PEMILIHAN UMUM di INDONESIA!  Lihatlah situs di sini

Ada juga gambar-gambar kampanye di sini.

Lagu nasional "Satu Nusa Satu Bangsa" dinyanyikan oleh Cokelat

And now, for something completely different.... Two links to examples of Bahasa Indonesia in action:

1)  from Animal Planet (terima kasih, Kelly!) (Warning: mention is made of snakes eating dogs, although this is not seen.)

2)  from ABC News blog, The Radar (Note: the State Department guy who laid an Apa Kabar on President Obama was in Peace Corps Malaysia with your very own Ibu Henry back in the day!)

Another weird story from Indonesia (sigh)  
  see if you can spot the errors in the following story:
'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia (terima kasih kepada Stefan)
  story on Obama's Indonesian childhood
Indonesia's reaction to US election Indonesian school kids celebrating 2012 election




(in English) -- Students in Obama's old school celebrate Bahasa Indonesia) --laporan Anton Alifandi; Menteng gembira

Secretary Clinton in Indonesia:  Public Diplomacy

Hillary Sampaikan Salam Obama dari Kompas; Hillary Clinton Tiba(dari Suara Pembaruan)

Kunjungan Menlu AS ke Indonesia:  BBC (bahasa Indonesia); BBC(bahasa Inggeris), NYTimes (bahasa Inggeris)

Demo Anti-Hillary! (Bahasa Indonesia)

An article about Barack Obama's mother, in Indonesia and elsewhere.
see also here

Some pictures of Obama fans in Bali, Indonesia.
Other articles about Obama's Indonesian ties:from (in English) and (in Indonesian); an op-ed by Jusuf Wanandi.


Kucing mau tidur  Jack & Bobby  WWIIflag