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A Jogja Tradition

Colin, Instructor, Instructor

Yak of the Week

On Tuesday, March 3rd, most of our group decides to explore one of the most powerful places in Jogjakarta: the Sultan’s southern square. The square is the final point in an ellipses punctuating the flow of power between the volcanically active......Read More

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Tays’s Yak

Taylor, Participant

Here are more photos from the amazing farewell party last night!! Picture 1: Yas and her family Picture 2: Abby and her family Picture 3: Me and my family (minus my crazy twin siblings) Picture 4: Me trying my best to get Barnet to smile for a......Read More

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Until we meet again :)

Katherine, Participant

Last night we had a farewell party with  all of our host families, language teachers and our ISP mentors. We decorated the program house and all of the families helped bring in food pot-luck style. Although sad to be saying goodbye, the night was......Read More

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A letter to Woodsie

Yudha & Etta, Participant

The below text has been translated from Bahasa to English by the instructor team. Woodsie, You are a sweet, hardworking, bright, open-minded, and loving person. Our children are so so happy to have a new brother! Three weeks passed too quickly.......Read More

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Letter from Kat’s host mom

Ibu Suparmi (Kat's host mom), Participant

Yak of the Week

The following has been translated by the Instructor Team on behalf of Kat’s host mom, Ibu Suparmi   Let me introduce myself, my name is Suparmi, I am 55 years old. My husband is Agus Hartono, he is 56 years old. I have two children,......Read More

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Places and Moments

Indonesia Instructor, Instructor

Looking back at some of the moments and spaces we experienced here in Jogja has given us a lot to think about. The pictures below include some of the moments that filled our days here, during a stay that seems to defy the way we normally experience......Read More

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The last Home-stay

Vasco, Participant

Today marks our final last night with our homestay families, which is sad. When we first met our home-stay parents it was exciting and awkward. After a week everyone started to feel at home with their homestay families. My family showed me the......Read More

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Dinnah

Woodsie, Participant

The other night I was sitting at dinner with my home stay family and couldn’t help but think about the unbelievable opportunity and experience I was witnessing. Who gets the chance to move in with a family in Indonesia and they treat you like......Read More

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Archeology in action.

Dacotah, Participant

Yak of the Week

We went to Prambanan temple for our second excursion day in Jogja and I’m so glad i didn’t miss this one. The main temples are so tall and are covered in incredible carvings. Some of them even tell fables and mythes from Hindu mythology.......Read More

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The Art of Silver

Taylor, Participant

Before this trip I never thought that I would be able make my own jewellery. The idea of being able to make something amazing out of nothing never crossed my mind. I am so impressed at everyone in the silver ISP for being able to make such......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Borobudur

Oliver Johnston, Participant

On Tuesday, the students, Colin, and Bradford woke up around 4 am to travel to Borobudur before most tourists would arrive. Borobudur is a a Buddhist temple that attracts many people, Indonesians and travelers alike. Immediately upon arriving, the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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10 days in Indonesia!

dacotah, Participant

So much has happened since we landed that it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer than just 10 days. We’ve watched the sunrise from the mountains, been shopping in central Jogja, and each become a part of a new family. My new family......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Week One of First Homestay

Oliver Johnston, Participant

On Sunday, we met our first home stay families. Students are staying with them for about three weeks. So far, I can’t stop noticing how kind my family is, as well as Indonesian people in general. Yesterday, friends of my host family invited me......Read More