Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) is offering, “Fun Bahasa Indonesia and Culture Course,” a free online program for students who want to learn Indonesian language and culture. It will be held from 30 September – 23 December 2020.  Interested participants must submit requirements to apply to the program. Deadline of applications is on 16 September 2020.


The online lessons are scheduled every Wednesday, 5 pm (Philippine Time), from 30 September – 23 December 2020. Each session has a duration of 100 minutes. The online program will have 13 sessions, in total.


Interested participants must fill out the online application form  and attach the following documents:
• CV (in English)
• Motivation Letter (in English; 200 words)
• Academic Transcript (must include all semesters; for students only)
• Scan of Passport/National ID Card/Student Card
Deadline of applications is on 16 September 2020. View site for more information.


The Bahasa Indonesia lessons will include the following:
• Indonesian Language Structure
• Speaking: Daily Conversation (Introduction, Daily Activities)
• Writing: Standard Indonesian Language
• Indonesian Culture and History
View syllabus.


                An e-certificate will be given upon the completion of the online program.


Please direct your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and use the subject line: ASK_FBICC_[NAME].

The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.