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  • Locations: Jakarta, Indonesia; Nusa Dua, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Spring Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

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Location Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia
Academic Term Spring break program for spring quarter 2019
March 23-31, 2019
Estimated Program Fee $3200
Credits 4 UW credits
Prerequisites None 
Program Directors Brandon Fleming; David Thornton
Program Manager Courtney Kroll |
Priority Application Deadline November 15, 2018
Extended Application Deadline December 12, 2018
Information Sessions TBD. Contact Program Director for more information.
General This study abroad program will introduce students to Indonesia business culture and society over one week, visiting overseas partner-institutions, participating in academic seminars, group work, industry visits, and cultural activities. This program requires obligatory coursework after participants return from abroad. 
Visas Travel visa to Indonesia is not required for US citizens. If you are an international student, contact ASAP.

This course is an intensive overseas study tour to Indonesia for graduate students. The Study Tour will introduce students to Indonesia's business culture and society over one week, visiting overseas partner-institutions, participating in academic seminars, group work, industry visits, and cultural activities. This course is designed to enhance student knowledge and appreciation for global leadership, business methods and models across cultures. The course will cover all aspects of the business environment ranging from its economy, business ethics, leadership principles, international business patterns and entrepreneurship. Compulsory preparatory pre and post-departure seminars form part of this course and assessment takes the form of participation, group work, assignments and case studies.





Jakarta and Bali


Students will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Field Trips

Students will visit local businesses, incubators, and startups in Jakarta, Bali and surrounding areas. They will also have the opportunity to take part in guided sightseeing excursions.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

This is a program for graduate students. University of Washington Tacoma Milgard MBA students will be given preference.


4 UW Credits


TBUS 590: Global Business Study Tour

This study abroad tour cultivates a rich understanding of business theory and a genuine global perspective. Students develop an appreciation of national difference in culture and economic, legal, and political systems that affect business strategy, operations, and performance.

Learning goals include:
This course is designed to familiarize students with the strategic management process by: 1. Expanding students’ understanding of the global economy from a business, corporate, and entrepreneurial perspective; 2. Learning how industries, corporations, and startups operate abroad through the analysis of situations faced by real companies; 3. Demonstrating to students the impact of different business cultures, to expand social/cultural sensitivity to optimize operations in an international business context.




Brandon Fleming

Brandon is coming to the Milgard School of Business from the University of Washington-Bothell School of Business, where he worked as a full-time lecturer for four years. There he taught entrepreneurship, global strategy, and strategic management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Brandon’s research interests revolve around new ventures and lie at the intersection of sociology and economics with an emphasis on the ways in which social structures impact new ventures such as accounting disclosure and resource acquisition. Brandon is specifically interested in network analysis and its combination with economic theory to distinguish between the effects of social structure from economic incentives on misconduct in new ventures. Key concepts of interest are: entrepreneurship, firm strategy, corporate governance, networks, organizational misconduct, technology, and accounting manipulation.

David Thornton

David Thornton has degrees from Virginia Tech, The University of British Columbia and a diploma from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. David’s working career was split between Seattle First National, Bank, Toronto Dominion Bank and The Boeing Company. In both his academic and early working career David lived and worked in Indonesia for four years and a further four years in Singapore. In his lengthy career at Boeing (primarily in Customer Financing and at Boeing Capital), as a part of his customer financing geographic responsibility, David was the primary partner for assisting Boeing’s Indonesian customers to secure financing for airplane purchases. For a short portion of David’s Boeing career, he was the Commercial Airplane Company Salesperson for Indonesia. David’s final position at Boeing Capital was Managing Director for the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. One of the most rewarding parts of David’s career was assisting the many airlines in Eastern and Central Europe to acquire Boeing aircraft just before and after the collapse of “The Wall”. 

After retiring from Boeing, David was consultant for the Indonesian market for the Airplane Leasing Company of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. David served as a Trustee of the United States Indonesia Society (USINDO) for five years while at Boeing and continues to be on the Board of Advisors for that organization. In addition to living in Indonesia early in his career, David has visited the country more than 50 times subsequently and continues to do so annually. He has been married to Sri Manoe Thornton for 47 years and has many friends and relatives in Indonesia. David is fluent in Indonesian. David was on the Business Advisory Board of the Milgard School of Business for a decade and in addition to teaching a 1 credit MBA summer class, David has been a guest lecturer for a number of undergraduate and MBA classes at UWT. 



Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $3,200

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing and meals
  • Program activities and program travel
  • Course materials
  • Group Airfare- $870. Applicants will be required to complete an additional questionnaire regarding the group airfare. The questionnaire will be attached to your study abroad application (if you decide to purchase this airfare at the group rate, you will be charged the $870 in addition to the $3,200 program fee). Please note Group Airfare is only available to students who applied by the December 12, 2018 application deadline.
Not included in the program fee:
  • Independent Airfare- (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,300)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.65/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money

Payment Due Date: April 13, 2019

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • For UW Tacoma students, you can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the UW Tacoma Office of Financial Aid
  • For UW Seattle or Bothell Students, you can apply by filling out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the the Office of Financial Aid
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships, fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • UW Tacoma students should consult the Study Abroad Scholarships website to learn more about scholarship opportunities. Student Fellowships can also help you learn about additional opportunities. 
  • UW Seattle or Bothell students should consult the Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities. 

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • UW Tacoma students can attend a How to Fund Your Study Abroad event - more information is on the Events page of our website. 
  • UW Seattle or Bothell students can attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website. Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.



Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
**The recommendation portion of the application has been waived for this program. Applicants do not need to submit a recommendation**


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the online study abroad pre-departure orientation. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.


UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website:

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting:

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma students can request disability accommodation for this program by visiting Disability Resource for Students on campus. For UW Seattle or Bothell students, request disability accommodation by contacting Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.