Exchange Program for Indonesia

Indonesian Sister School

Santo Yoseph
Jalan Kelurahan Ujung Menteng, Cakung 13960
Jakarta Timur, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia.

About the School

Santo Yoseph School has its main campus in East Jakarta and is located in an up-market residential area. The Primary School building is relatively new and modern. The junior secondary and senior secondary school building was built many years ago. The curriculum is quite extensive and students study a wide range of subjects each day. The school day runs from 7.30 am – 2.30 pm. Senior students choose whether they wish to study science or the humanities. A number of students from Santo Yoseph are accepted into the top Indonesian universities each year. The study of the English language is a high priority at the school.

Indonesian Exchange to Emmaus

The Indonesian sister school program was set-up in 1996. The aim of the sister initiative is for the Santo Yoseph students to further improve their knowledge of the English language and to experience something of the Australian way of life. It is also an invaluable experience for Emmaus students studying Indonesian language to practise their language skills with a native speaker of a similar age. Homestay families choose whether they wish to host students for either a two or four-week block. The families mostly arrange the weekend programs for the students, but there are also a number of activities and excursion that are provided by Emmaus College. 

Emmaus has annual visits of students or staff from Santo Yoseph with the most recent visit in August 2014.  A small group of both staff and students were invited to visit Santa Yoseph in March 2015 to participate in their 30th Anniversary celebrations.  

Trip to Indonesia/Cultural

During 2012, the DFAAT Travel Advisory lowered its warning level, so that Australian students of Indonesian could, again travel to Indonesia. Therefore, in April, 2013, 9 students and two staff visited Santo Yoseph School, Jakarta for three days, as part of its Indonesian study tour. Senior students of Indonesian, subject to parental approval, could also opt to Homestay with one of the Santo Yoseph families. This would be done during one of the school holidays. This was the first visit to Indonesia by Emmaus students in 11 years. Over the last 11 years students have visited Malaysia instead as an alternative destination with an almost identical language. The next tour to Indonesia will be in April, 2015 and each two years thereafter.