What is an Independent Study Project (ISP)?
The ISP is a way for you to pursue something you are excited about. The majority of the hands-on ISP work is done in Jogja because that’s where we have the most consistent access to mentors/teachers in specific crafts and traditions. You can expect to devote several afternoons a week exploring a hands-on topic in Jogja (e.g., learning a craft such as silver smithing, creating woodblock printing, cooking Indonesian dishes, etc.).
We’ll talk more about all of this in-country. For now, here are some options that past students have pursued in Jogja:
We’ll talk more about the ISPs during our in-country orientation, but it would be helpful if you identified a couple of topics/projects that interest you, even if it’s pretty vague like music, art, dance, cooking, etc., so we can setup meetings for our first week in Jogja.
note: the pictures are students doing their woodblock printing and silver smithing.