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IEPIS (Intensive English Program for International Students)

IEPIS is an Intensive  English Program specially designed  for international students who want to improve  their  English. The idea  is  similar  to  that of English Camp where  the  students  should stay in a country far from home and  the  locals  do not speak their  language. It is a 4-week stay in Indonesia with 25 hours of class instructions per week and 3 excursions to famous cultural and tourism sites in Indonesia (including trip to Jogjakarta visiting Borobudur and Prambanan Temple).

The students will be tutored by the best English instructors in Semarang State University and each student will be hosted one local student from Unnes  to help them adapt with the new environment. IEPIS is believed to be more effective  than conventional English course because the environment provided to  push  the  students  to communicate in  English  more  effectively  to  survive.


The courses include  comprehensive speaking, academic  writing, reading, listening, vocabulary, cultural excursions, etc.

Program Fee

The  fee  for  this program is USD 759. This will include one month tuition fee, housing  and  meals, program book, excursions, and souvenirs. Airfare  and personal expenses are not included. IEPIS 2016 will be held  in  the  middle of  the  year. More information will  be announced  soon. If you have questions

about this program or any institution who would like to inquire on customized program of IEPIS are welcome to contact our international office staff at [email protected]


SSE is a short course program implemented as one of the steps in applying measures to preserve both natural and human resources in the embodiment of the conservation values as well as sports and cultural diversity. These activities are designed to promote Universitas Negeri Semarang as a Conservation University at the international level in order to strengthen the internal identity of the university’s academicians.

SSE is one of the flagship programs of the Faculty of Sport Sciences, which facilitates international students to learn Indonesian language, culture, and sports in the Faculty of Sport Sciences Universitas Negeri Semarang. The duration of this program is 3 months. The approximate 10 meetings will engage the students in learning Indonesian language and Indonesian culture, such as Batik and traditional dances. The students will not only get a chance to study the faculty’s flagship sports, but also Indonesian traditional sports. In addition, they also get the opportunity to stay at lecturers’ houses and interact with the local people in a new environment. Cultural excursions are set to provide the students with the remarkable experience to visit exquisite historical places in Central Java.

Program courses are as follows:

  1. Indonesian Language
  2. Batik
  3. Traditional Dance
  4. Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball)
  5. Badminton
  6. Pencak Silat (Indonesian Traditional Martial Arts)
  7. Traditional Sports
  8. Woodball
  9. Archery
  10. Tonnis

Journey to Biodiesel and Skeleton Leaf Arts

This two weeks short course program has the aim to invite the international university students to learn more about environmental conservation that is making biodiesel and skeleton leaf arts at Semarang State University (UNNES).

Journey to Biodiesel

The participants will learn how Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products — methyl esters (the chemical name for biodiesel) and glycerin (a valuable byproduct usually sold to be used in soaps and other products). Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Produced domestically with natural resources, its use decreases our dependence on imported fuel and contributes to our own economy.

Journey to Skeleton Leaf Arts

The participants will be tutored how the strong structure of the skeleton leaves can be utilized as the raw material of a unique handicraft with interesting and high economic value. This craft is made from the leaf litter which is processed using chemicals to remove the leaf tissues leaving only the skeleton. Then, the skeleton can be further processed to be various kinds of crafts such as brooches, artificial roses, paintings, decorative frames, lampshades, bookmarks and key chains. A rapid technique to obtain the skeleton is by using the safe chemicals. Cellulose is the main component of the plant cell wall structure, and it will be destructed if it reacts with a base compound. It is suggested to utilize the leaf litter which has fallen from the tree as a form of waste management. Indonesia, as the mega biodiversity country has many kinds of plant species which is resulted in the diversity of leaf shapes (Kartawinata 2010). Therefore the variation of the leaf shapes indicates that the skeleton is also varied. Usually, the leaves used for skeleton leaves art production are obtained from the annual plant leaves.

Bahasa Indonesia Bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA)

BIPA Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) is a learning program designed for foreign speakers to learn Bahasa Indonesia that organized by Universitas Negeri Semarang. This program is conducted to fulfill the demand for those who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia. Based on Permendikbud No. 20 Tahun 2016 about the standardization of Bahasa Indonesia for foreign speakers, Bahasa Indonesia Bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA) program is a developing program with an eye to develop the use of national language and to support the development of Bahasa Indonesia to be international language.

Summer Course on Sports and Socio-Culture (SCSSC)

Summer Course on Sports and Socio-Culture (SCSSC) is a non-degree short course program which is implemented as one of the steps in applying measures to preserve both natural and human resources in the of embodiment of the conservation values as well as sports and cultural diversity. The program is designed to promote Universitas Negeri Semarang as a Conservation University at the international level in order to strengthen the internal identity of the university’s academicians.

SSC Course Summer Program will be carried out within a period of two months with three core activities: (1) Campus Orientation which contains intensive introduction of the campus for 2 weeks; (2) Core Course, i.e. teaching and learning activities in the field of sports as well as conservation of natural and cultural resources running for 6 weeks; (3) Self Development Skill, i.e. a supporting activity where the students undertake non-academic activities organized both inside and outside the campus area.

The Core Course which is attended by students is a series of lecture comprising several subjects of sports and culture such as (1) Study of Indonesian Society, (2) Traditional Dance, (3) Batik Art, (4) Traditional Sport-Game, (5) Indonesian Language, (6) Conservation and Heritage, (7) Sport Psychology, (8) Badminton, (9) Health and Food, and (10) Pencak Silat (Indonesian Traditional Martial Arts). Students are also given the opportunity to attend lectures in regular classes so that they can grasp the remarkable experience of how the learning process in accordance with their specific disciplines of interest in Universitas Negeri Semarang such as Mathematics and Science, Theories and Principles in TESOL, Sociology, and Swimming for Children. The Core Course will be conducted over a period of 6 weeks and ends with an exam in each course.

Moreover, the students will get the chance to acquire quirky experiences in the activities of Self Development Skill. This activity is a supporting activity undertaken on the sidelines of the students’ free time, such as the homestay program, school visit, sports competition, cultural and heritage excursions as well as art performance and exhibition.

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