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Community Empowerment Program at Airlangga (CERIA)


Community Empowerment Program at Airlangga

Update: Application is now open!


Introduction and Description

Program Description and Application Package

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About the Program

Community Empowerment Program at Airlangga or CERIA is a community service program for undergraduate students designed to empower the society. Its uniqueness lies on the feature to empower rather than physically build their surroundings. We believe that empowering a community by inserting new knowledge into disadvantaged society will bring more benefits and sustainability, and encourage both students and society to be more creative.

Universitas Airlangga has implemented community empowerment since 1989, with some developments during its implementations so far. The main goal of the program is to empower the society with students as the facilitator (co-creator) and integration between academicians, business and government in building the society (co-financing). In addition, CERIA will focus on the involvement of foreign students to work hand in hand with the local students to improving lives in our global society.

For the students, this program aims to expose them to the real problem in society, help disadvantaged society in minimizing poverty by exploring the local potentials in some regions in East Jawa province, such as Surabaya, Bojonegoro, Nganjuk and Probolinggo. Furthermore, students will be able to apply their knowledge into practices as part of integrated learning and work in a team to provide solution for the society.

Two main principles to conduct CERIA are Fun and Sustainable. We invite the students to help advance our campaign for society empowerment. We hope the participants will join to put ideas into action and action into service.

Welcome to Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya!

Indonesia is an archipelagic country stretched across the equator, with biodiversity in natural resources, both its flora and fauna. Among the countries which have the largest number of population, Indonesia has a dynamic economy, diverse cultures, and robust society.

Surabaya is well known as the city of hero, and strategically located right in the center of Indonesia. As a metropolitan city in the eastern part of Indonesia, Surabaya is the commercial and administrative capital city of East Java Province; a thriving business and industrial center and the province’s main port. Travelling from Surabaya, which has an international airport, is very convenient, besides, there are many breath-takingly beautiful tourist destinations that can be reached easily from Surabaya such as Mt. Bromo, Yogyakarta, Lombok and Bali.

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), located in Surabaya and established on 10 November 1954, currently has 14 faculties and one school of postgraduate, ranging from basic sciences, medicine, and social sciences. Its vision is to become an independent and innovative university regionally and globally, a forerunner of science development, technology, humanities and arts based on excellent morality and religions.

Program Fee

USD 300 (Participants need to cover their airfares and living expenses during the program)

Payment Information

Upon notification of Acceptance, participants are to pay the program fee via bank transfer to:

Payment Information

Account Name

Rektor UNAIR

Account Number



Bank Mandiri


KK Surabaya, Indonesia

Swift Code


What will you get

  • Accommodations during the program
  • Meals during the program
  • Airport transfer and transportation during the program
  • A certificate of participation and an academic transcript
  • Mentoring during the program implementation
  • Program allowance of IDR 1,000,000

Offered Programs

Four weeks of Community Empowerment Program. The priority areas are:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Economic Empowerment

Credits (transferable) : 6 Credits

  • Activities:
    • Pre-Departure Orientation: Online (15 hours)
    • Pre-Deployment Orientation: Face-to-face (9 hours)
    • Deployment Activities: Social work (168 hours/3-4 weeks)

Application and Program Timeline


  • Undergraduate students who have finished 2nd year of study
  • Minimum 20 participants
  • Able to show international coverage of health and travel insurance (program fee does not cover insurance)
  • Recommended by home institution (able to provide signed recommendation letter)
  • Letter of consent from parent or guardian (if needed)
  • CGPA: minimum 3.00 out of 4.00 or equal
  • English proficiency score*:
    • IBT : > 70
    • Paper based TOEFL : > 500
    • IELTS : > 5.0

*) Students who are from the institution whose medium of instruction is in English
are not required to submit the above English requirements

Important Dates

 Important Dates

Semester I

Semester II


1 November

1 May




Mentoring (online)



Official Arrival



Program orientation



Deployment ceremony




Mid January

to mid February

Mid July

to mid August

Cultural Trip






Official Departure



Application Process

  1. Fill the online registration form :
  2. Send the following required documents:
    • A recommendation letter from home university
    • A letter of consent from your parent or guardian (if needed)
    • International insurance coverage details
    • A copy of passport (ID Page)
    • Copy of TOEFL/IELTS/any other English proficiency certificate
  3. The required documents are to be emailed to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with email subject “Your Name_CERIA2016”
  4. Wait for acceptance notification by email
  5. Transfer the payment


Contact us

International Office and Partnership (IOP) UNAIR
206-208 Amerta Bld. 2nd Floor, Kantor Manajemen Universitas Airlangga Kampus C Mulyorejo Surabaya 60115
Ph. +62 (31) 596 6864 Fax +62 (31) 5955582

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Twitter: @iop_unair

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