Study for a Semester or Year in Indonesia!
With about 30,000 active students, and over 30 years of higher education experience, BINUS UNIVERSITY has been awarded by Indonesian government agency (KOPERTIS) as the best private university in Jakarta region. BINUS has 6 separate campuses organized into 3 main areas. Each of these campus offers an array of courses taught in English.
With over 230 million in population, inhabiting 6000 and more islands, Indonesia is home to a rich array of lifestyles ranging from the ultra rural in close harmony with nature’s elements to the ultra modern comparable to any big cities in the world, plus all kinds of eclectic fusion in between. Jakarta, Indonesia's huge capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine.
BINUS offers an internship program for visiting students during the fall and spring semesters. Internships can run from 3-5 weeks to a full 12 weeks at varying credit amounts.
- Fall Semester: Mid September to Early February
- Spring Semester: Mid February to Early July
Due to BINUS's calendar exchange students are only able to study at BINUS for the Academic Year or the Spring semester unless the fall is their final term. For more information about the academic calendar please visit BINUS's website
Students attending BINUS will be placed in the Square Hall of Residence. Transportation to all 3 main campus areas is offered from BINUS Square.
As BINUS is a full exchange program students will pay the housing and meal costs to Appalachian State.
For more information about housing please visit BINUS’s accommodation web page.
Paid to Appalachian State
The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1800
||$100 - $200
||$200 - $400
||$600 - $1200
||$1200 - $2400
|Books and Materials
||$50 - $100
||$100 - $200
||$50 - $100
||$100 - $200
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|2US Based Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$500 - $1000
||$1000 - $2000
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Spring, Academic Year.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
To locate the BINUS course offerings please visit the International Undergraduate web page. For more detailed course information please visit each School’s website. Students who are interested in applying for an internship during their semester abroad should contact the Education Abroad office for more information.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the BINUS program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page