Lone Star College System (LSCS, Houston, Texas) and Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional (USBI, Jakarta, Indonesia) have established the first accredited U.S. Associate Degree program offered in Indonesia. The LSCS/USBI dual enrollment International Educational Pathway Program is the only one of its kind in Indonesia. Students electing to participate in the Pathway program will receive a U.S. Associate degree after completing the first two years of the Lone Star College international academic program curriculum at the USBI campus in Pancoran, South Jakarta, Indonesia.
These courses are taught in English by local faculty in Jakarta and have met the qualifications as required by the LSCS United States regional accrediting body, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) and are approved by LSCS.
All USBI courses are designed to meet industry needs through the oversight of industry advisory boards. Curriculum focuses on experiential learning, with most degree programs requiring an internship. Additionally, all students are required to take courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility.
Options available to students after completing the Lone Star College Associate Degree:
USBI’s parent entity, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF), is committed to promoting positive social change and sustainability. It is the country’s leader in corporate social responsibility programming and consulting.
PSF is dedicated to creating Indonesia’s leaders for tomorrow—a new generation with integrity and vision, capable of designing a better future for the nation. To date, the Foundation has awarded over 34,600 student assistantships, adopted 23 public schools and five Islamic schools, and trained over 19,000 teachers and principals. The Foundation has also provided quality secondary education through four international standard boarding schools, The Sampoerna Academies.
To create a lasting social impact, PSF has now invested in the development of the Siswa Bangsa Education Ecosystem that continues the journey of its successful schools. USBI is the cornerstone of this ecosystem.
PSF laid the foundation for a university in 2009 when it opened the doors of the Sampoerna School of Education (SSE). SSE was designed to help meet the need for high-quality Math and English teachers in Indonesian secondary schools. In 2010, the Foundation reinforced its mission by establishing the Sampoerna School of Business (SSB) to develop industry-relevant programs in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and General Management. By 2012, plans had been laid to merge the two schools as the starting point for developing a new university.
Pak Putera and the leadership team at PSF envisioned the university as the driving thought-leader within a complete Siswa Bangsa Education Ecosystem,based on innovative academic strategies, international collaborations, and future-oriented campus design and services. USBI draws upon the entrepreneurial environment within the Sampoerna Group and PSF to mobilize education as the vehicle for leadership, entrepreneurship, and social development nationally and globally.