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What to expect in Indonesia

Indonesia is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.

Where do we operate programs in Indonesia

What type of programs can you do in Indonesia

Study Abroad in Indonesia

STUDY ABROAD IN INDONESIA

Study in Indonesia to expand your cultural horizons and enhance your academics through a wide range of courses. Put yourself out there by studying in Indonesia!

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Volunteer Abroad in Indonesia

VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN INDONESIA

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Indonesia program is located on the islands of Bali, Flores, and Lombok.

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Our Indonesia Programs

Shown below are all of our program options for this country. If you can’t find a suitable program then please use the main program finder to continue your search.

Volunteer Abroad
Indonesia

Culture Week Volunteer in Bali, Indonesia

Get ready for an action packed week full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions, and making friends from all around the world! Indonesia is one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning and experiences. Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts.

Culture Week Volunteer in Bali, Indonesia

Get ready for an action packed week full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions, and making friends from all around the world! Indonesia is one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning and experiences. Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts.

Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies and public shows. Culture Week is packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions. It includes language lessons, visits to various temples ar

Volunteer Abroad Two joyful girls spread happiness while volunteering in the community, radiating positivity and cheerfulness throughout their activities.
Indonesia

Community Engagement Volunteer Program in Goa, India

By lending your time and effort you would help in improving the quality of life of the local communities of Goa. This project is designed to provide basic informal education, life skills, arts and crafts.

Community Engagement Volunteer Program in Goa, India

By lending your time and effort you would help in improving the quality of life of the local communities of Goa. This project is designed to provide basic informal education, life skills, arts and crafts. Participate in our endeavor to empower the local women to start up their own businesses. And provide them with proper materials and training to stand on their own feet. Join us in this project to inspire the less privileged and help the community to build on their own.

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN INDONESIA

In your spare time in Indonesia, there are numerous activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Visit Ancient Temples: Discover Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage by visiting ancient temples like Borobudur and Prambanan in Yogyakarta, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Experience Volcano Trekking: Engage in volcano trekking experiences, such as Mount Bromo in Java or Mount Rinjani in Lombok, to witness breathtaking sunrise views.
  • Try Indonesian Cuisine: Indulge in the diverse and delicious Indonesian cuisine, sampling dishes like nasi goreng, satay, rendang, and gado-gado to savor the country’s unique flavors.
  • Embrace Traditional Culture: Attend traditional dance performances like Balinese dance or Javanese wayang kulit puppet shows to experience Indonesia’s vibrant cultural expressions.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Indonesia FAQs

Is Indonesia an Island?

Yes, Indonesia is an island nation consisting of over 17,000 islands. It is located in Southeast Asia and is the world’s largest archipelago.

Is Indonesia Safe?

Indonesia is generally safe, but caution is crucial. Petty crimes like pickpocketing can happen in tourist spots. Protect your belongings and avoid showing valuables. Stay informed about potential political or natural issues. Stay vigilant, follow local rules, and be aware of a safe and enjoyable visit.

Do Indonesians Speak English?

While English is not the official language of Indonesia, it is taught in many schools and is widely spoken in major cities. English is also a requirement for many jobs, so many Indonesians can speak at least a basic level of English.

Is Indonesia a Developing Country?

Indonesia is classified as a developing country because it has a large population and a relatively low economic development. Most of the population lives in rural areas and relies heavily on subsistence farming, while most people in urban areas are employed in the informal sector.

Is Bali in Indonesia?

Yes, Bali is an island in Indonesia located between Java and Lombok. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, known for its beaches, lush jungles, and rich culture.

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How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!