Monday, April 20, 2015


Indonesia from the ground up! Study Tour July 2015
About Us - ACICIS. Study Indonesia. via kwout

The ACICIS Study Indonesia Program is now receiving applications for the Indonesia from the ground up! tour scheduled to take place 4-16 July 2015. The closing date for applications is May 15, 2015.

The 13-day study tour is designed for principals, senior school administrators, and liberal arts teachers – teachers of history, geography, arts, business – those who have little or no Indonesian language skills. Taking participants from the bustling capital of Jakarta to laid-back Bali, the tour balances academic and hands-on experiences at local schools, universities, NGOs, traditional villages and historic temples. You can read about a previous tour in July 2012 and participants’ experiences

Past participants have reported the tour to be “An exceptional experience. A well thought out and meticulously planned program”, and “Probably the best in-country study program I have experienced.”

There is a specially tailored
flyer for this program available for download on the ACICIS website.  We are happy to supply you with printed copies of these materials for display or distribution around your school, office or workplace.

Application forms for the tour can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions regarding the tour, or any of our other programs, please don’t hesitate to contact the ACICIS Secretariat either by email at or by phone on 08 9360 6254.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Engaging Asia – Building an Asia-capable workforce breakfast seminar

Join Principals Australia Institute and Asia Education Foundation on 2 June in Sydney to explore: What opportunities exist for schools to engage with Asia? What skills do Australian students require? How do we build an Asia capable workforce?
To find out more follow the link below.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lattitude supporting volunteers to connect globally

Lattitude Global Volunteering is  a non-for-profit supporting young people to volunteer throughout the world. Lattitude has Chinese and Japanese university students, trainee teachers or newly graduated teachers looking to work in our schools as Volunteer Teaching Assistants in Language classrooms or more generally in primary and secondary schools as Cultural Assistants supporting students to really develop those intercultural skills so vital to their futures.
Please find attached two flyers for Japanese and Chinese Language and Culture Assistants. This is a wonderful opportunity for our schools and comes at the right time considering the cessation of ATP funding for language assistants in independent schools but the continuing strong demand for native speaker support across all systems and sectors.
 Attached is this year’s flyer for Chinese.

Lattitude has the capacity to organize and deliver Chinese, Japanese, German and French Language and Culture Assistants to schools as of July 2015. We do have 10 Language and Culture Assistants arriving in January but this intake has closed. Our volunteers stay for 5 months or 11 months.
To find out more visit the lattitude website.

Monday, November 3, 2014

East Asia Studies blog

This East Asia studies blog contains an assortment of notes, commentary,translations and articles on subjects ranging from poetry to software.
For example the post linked below contains a translation and annotation of a poem by Tang dynasty poet 李白 (Lǐ Bái).
The author describes the translation as a an attempt to "make the poem more accessible"

Japanese Film festival

Japanese Film Festival via kwout

Posted on Japanese Film Festival

The Japanese Fil Festival has two special guests to Sydney’s program for 2014!
Masayuki Suo (director, Lady Maiko) and rising star Mone Kamishiraishi (actress, Lady Maiko).
Both will be appearing for the Sydney screening of Lady Maiko on Sunday 16 November for the 16:00 session at Event Cinemas, George Street. A Q&A session will follow directly after the afternoon screening.
Check out our Special Events page for more information.