Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation in the world, is the largest archipelago in Southeast Asia and Oceania. The country is known as “Wonderful Indonesia,” and for good reason. Travelers come from all over to experience the varied island cultures and beautiful tropical forests. Bali, Java and Borneo (home of the orangutan) are always incredible and popular places to travel.
When you study abroad in Indonesia through UCEAP, you’ll experience contemporary Indonesian culture in the city of Yogyakarta on the island of Java. The city is known for gamelan music, shadow puppetry, the governor’s palace, mosques and temples, and the community is renowned for arts, culture, and education.
One of our peer advisors says this about Indonesia: When I studied abroad in Hong Kong, many of my friends traveled to Bali, Java and Borneo during our Chinese New Year vacation. All of those who visited told me that Indonesia was the most beautiful place they visited. The beaches are incredible and it’s really easy for a first time traveler to get around.
Though Indonesia can seem exotic to the first time study abroad student, it’s an incredible location that’s easily accessible. Check out the UCEAP program page for more information:
Adventure is out there!