• Universitas Islam Indonesia (Islamic University of Indonesia),
• BINUS University,
• Sumatran Orangutan Society, and the
• Orangutan Information Centre.
We are proud of our well-balanced, educational and fun itinerary, which sees a different focus in each location.
• Yogyakarta - Indonesian language, culture and community development. Students will spend lots of time with buddies from a local university. The buddies will join many of the group activities such as visits to local temples, Mt Merapi and some great not-for-profits like Legal Aid and Friends of the Earth. The students can choose between the intensive language stream (20 hours of Indonesian language classes) and a general stream for those not so focused on the language. These two streams will do slightly different activities at times in Yogyakarta but will spend the majority of the time as one group.
• Jakarta - government and business. Students will witness the huge range of activities happening in Indonesia through visits to organisations such as the Australian Embassy, ANZ, the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, the Indonesian Stock Exchange, the Human Rights Working Group and much more.
• Sumatra – environment & sustainability. The students will trek through the rainforest to learn about the issues facing Indonesia's environment and see orangutans in their natural habitat. They will also volunteer with a local environmental NGO, to which some of the program fee is donated.
Our Indonesia team includes Jack McNaught, a former university lecturer in Australia with years of experience managing groups in Indonesia; and Frida Komesaroff who is also a fluent Indonesian speaker with years of teaching experience and who ran the Indonesia Uncovered Tour last year.
The program cost is $3,300 per student, which includes all accommodation, most meals, all internal transport in Indonesia, all costs for all activities (including entrance fees), language classes and lots of support both before and during the trip. More details about the fee and inclusions can be found at http://www.gapindonesia.com/program-details-indonesia-uncovered/
- August – Study Indonesian and discover the local Balinese culture, scenery and cuisine. Participants are connected with a buddy from our local partner university.
- September – Teach English in a remote village.
- October – Volunteer at a local NGO.
- November – Do an internship in a field of your interest.
The cost will be approximately $5,600 and will include all accommodation, some meals, transportation within Bali for scheduled activities, all costs for all activities, language classes and the facilitation of the teaching English position, the volunteer work and the internship. Visa support is also included. More details of the fee and inclusions can be found at http://www.gapindonesia.com/gap-bali/