The offered Indonesian internships are generally not paid. Only in very rare exceptions a small pocket money or transport or lunch costs are paid. You should not count on that and consider that in your budget.
2. When is the best time to visit Yogyakarta?
Yogyakarta is probably best to visit during the dry season from May to September. But temperatures are the same the whole year round. As you can do a lot outside in Yogyakarta, the rain might be a nuisance, but they can also be rather refreshing.
3. Do my electrical devices work in Indonesia?
Indonesian plugs have 220 Volt. However, there are still some older plugs with only 127 Volt. But if you are not going to the very rural areas the Schuko plugs should be fine.
4. Can I withdraw money in Indonesia?
You can withdraw money in all bigger Indonesian cities at ATMs with an international debit or credit card (Visa, Cirrus, Master). Please ask your bank about international fees. You can pay via credit card in restaurants, banks, travel agencies, supermarkets . However, it is recommended to take travelers checks and cash, especially if you want to travel to the more rural areas. Currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah.
5. Is Yogyakarta a safe place to visit?
Like any other big city in the world Yogyakarta is not without crime. You should therefore watch your stuff, but you do not need to be scared walking the streets. The biggest threats are terrorism and natural disasters. You have to decide for yourself whether you want to take those risks.
6. What vaccinations are recommended for Indonesia?
You should check your vaccinations for Tetanus, Measles, Polio, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A. The bigger cities and the touristic centers of Bali and Java are said to be free of Malaria.
7. Can I use my mobile phone in Indonesia?
Of course. Just bring your mobile phone (SIM-LOCK free) and buy an Indonesian prepaid card.
- Country code for Indonesia: 0062
8. Do I have access to the internet?
There are quite a few internet cafés all over Yogyakarta where you can surf the net and check your emails regularly for decent prices.
9. What about the average costs of living?
The costs of living naturally also depend on your lifestyle. Nevertheless, Yogyakarta is cheaper than European cities. Especially food, services and restaurants are cheap. You should expect to need approx. 500 EUR per month.
10. What can I do in my leisure time?
Yogyakarta is a lively city with a lot of things to do. Water lovers, in particular, will find it heaven. You can surf, dive, snorkel or go out in a log boat along its many beautiful beaches. Or just lie in the sun and hop in the ocean now and then. Yogyakarta is a university town and the cultural capital of Indonesia on top of that. Most famous are arts like batik, Indonesian dances and the traditional Wayand puppetry. Yogyakarta's surroundings also have a lot to offer. Borobudur and the Prambabab temples are situated close to the city.