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Indonesian Language Immersion in Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta is commonly considered the modern cultural centre of Java. Although some may prefer Solo as a good runner up, Yogya remains the clear front runner for traditional dance, Wayang (traditional puppetry) and music.
The city currently hosts over thirty universities, including Indonesias first and perhaps most famous university, University Gadja Mada (UGM) along with the National Institute of the Arts (ISI) amongst others. This concentration of students and teachers provides a intellectual backdrop to a dynamic youth culture bursting with music, arts, cafes, warungs, lesehans (road side food stalls) and the odd nightclub.
Yogya was founded in 1755 and was the capital of the Mataram kings when the Dutch came along. The Dutch granted the kings the title of Sultan of the territory of Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta was also the scene of Indonesia's most successful rebellions against the Dutch - firstly with Prince Diponegoro who waged a holy war against colonial rule from 1825 to 1830, and also serving as the capital of the newly independent republic after World War II when the Dutch reoccupied Batavia (Jakarta).
Yogya has more than just culture though. It is a very lively city and a shopper's delight. The main road, Jalan Maliboro, is always crowded and famous for its night street food-culture and street vendors. Many tourist shops and cheap hotels are concentrated along this street or in the adjoining tourist area of Jl Sosrowijayan.
The key attraction of Yogyakarta is the Kraton (the Sultan's Palace). This vast complex of decaying buildings was built in the 18th century, and is actually a walled city within the city with luxurious pavilions and in which the current Sultan still resides. Yogya is also the only major city which still has traditional becak (rickshaw-style) transport.
Yogyakarta is an excellent starting place for many day trips including to the famous temples of Borobudur, and Prambanam as well as the Dieng Plateau and Solo.
Our Indonesian immersion vacation allows you plenty of time to discover Yogyakarta & the island of Java.
INDONESIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN YOGYAKARTA INDONESIA on the island of Java
INDONESIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL & COURSES, STUDY ABROAD IN YOGYAKARTA INDONESIA
Learn Indonesian in on the island of Java,enjoy your Indonesian learning vacation in Yogyakarta (also known as Jogja, Jogjakarta or Yogya).
A city with outstanding historical and cultural heritage, Yogyakarta was the center of the Mataram Dynasty (1575-1640), and until now the kraton (the sultan's palace) exists in its real functions. Also, Yogyakarta has numerous thousand-year-old temples such as the Borobudur temple established in the 9th century by the dynasty of Syailendra.
More than the cultural heritages, Yogyakarta has beautiful natural panorama. The green rice fields cover the suburban areas with a background of the Merapi Mountain. The natural beaches can be easily found to the south of Yogyakarta.
An artistic atmosphere is deeply felt in Yogyakarta and it is home to several universities and only one hour flying time from Bali (more)
Planning for your language immersion
:: You will make your own travel arrangements.
:: Arrive independently into Yogyakarta.
:: Your arrival day is Sunday.
:: Language courses start on Monday, finish Friday.
:: Your departure day is Saturday.
:: You will be studying and living with like-minded adult International students.
A small school offering a family like atmosphere with professional and friendly teachers. Located in a typical building of the region it is only 15 minutes drive from the airport, train station, and the city center.
It is only 300 meters from the nearest Transjogja bus shelter and public transport is easy to catch. It offers indoor air conditioned classrooms but many classes take place outdoors.
Surrounded by plants and a small garden it has several social areas with free drinks (tea, coffee, water), small shop providing snacks, photocopy and telephone service. It also offers audio visual equipment and a small library.
Language course details
You have the following course options:
4 lessons daily: (20 private lessons per week) 6 lessons daily: (30 private lessons per week)
Start any time
:: We accept all language levels / ages 18+
:: Unlimited course length
:: A "lesson" usually lasts approx. 50 minutes
:: Course runs Monday through Friday
:: Loan of course materials are included
:: Placement test & orientation on first day of course
You have the following accommodation options:
:: Private room
:: Meals included: breakfast & dinner daily
:: Meals will be local custom
:: Shared bathroom with family
:: Bed linens provided; must bring towels
:: You will be given a key to your lodgings
:: Located 5 - 20 mins. to school by public transport
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After class & weekend activities
Enjoy social & cultural classes & outings with other students
Batik Painting Class: have fun with the traditional techniques, and admire your own colorful results!
Cooking Class: pick your own menu and practice cooking Indonesian specialties!
Cultural Class: play Indonesian traditional instruments, practice Indonesian dances, and play Indonesian traditional games.
Field Trip: trips to interesting places
Start dates & program prices
:: Course Start dates anytime throughout the year
:: Course ONLY option
:: Group rates (up to 4 max) available upon request
:: School closed on weekends & Public holidays
:: Prices are in US dollars
How to Book & Pay
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We guarantee the highest quality Indonesian Language Courses...
- University town
- City steeped in culture and history
- Lots of outdoor activities & history
- Small friendly school
- small or private classes
Arrival airport: Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta's Adisucipto International Airport (JOG), 8 km east of town, is a small but busy mostly-domestic hub. There are near-hourly connections on Garuda to Jakarta (50 minutes) and Denpasar, while other domestic airlines service major cities in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
Yogyakarta airport is the sole rail-connected airport in Indonesia. Those arriving from (and departing into) the airport can take a Prambanan Ekspres regional train from Kutoarjo (west of Yogyakarta) or Palur (just east of Surakarta) and several stations in between.