Welcome to Indonesia
There’s no other place in the world like Indonesia. Sure, you say, but where else do you have 3000 ethnic groups co-existing? Indonesians are a warm, friendly people who love to share their incredibly diverse culture with visitors. Indonesia’s long history means there’s no shortage of impressive sites like the Borobudur in java, the world’s largest Buddhist monument. Home to the largest remaining tracts of tropical forest, Indonesia also boasts a wealth of natural beauty, among them active volcanoes and thousands of beaches. In Bali you are guaranteed an experience you won’t forget.
Elective International participants have the opportunity to have their placement in Bali or Jogja, or optionally split between both. Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Visit one of the largest tropical reserves at West Bali National Park or the Mother Temple on Mount Besakih. Experience the new year festival or walk along one of Bali’s many stunning beaches. Jogja is only a little less crowded than Bali, but it’s distinct cultural history—it’s the only place in Indonesia governed by a sultan—means you get a taste of Indonesia you might not have expected.
Top ten causes of morbidity and mortality in Indonesia
- Coronary heart diseases
- Influenza & pneumonia
- Lung disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Road Traffic accidents
- Lung Cancer
Low birth weight
Elective International in Indonesia has partnered with elements of the local healthcare system to provide you with the option of doing your elective placement at a government provincial or district level hospital. You’ll be able to familiarize yourself with the two most commonly accessed tiers of the Indonesian healthcare system and experience firsthand the challenges faced by local healthcare providers.
The EI presence in Indonesia is set up to provide mentors for each of our elective programs in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, midwifery, and dentistry. EI mentors are carefully selected. They have extensive knowledge in their respective fields and we encourage you to take advantage of this. The setting is generally affable. We believe this bridges a gap and fosters optimal learning. Enthusiasm and a pro-active approach to your elective gets you the most out of your mentors.
Yogyakarta is the second most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Indonesia’s spectacular cultural displays and natural wonders are just as plentiful here on the island of Java. Yogyakartais the soul of Java and it’s where you’ll find Javanese arts and culture at their highest. It’s also unique in that it’s ruled by a sultan, the only place in Indonesia where this is the case. Yogyakarta blend of the traditional and the modern gives it an interesting dynamic which adds to liveliness of the place.