EvCC student Elizabeth Kennedy picks tea leaves on a tour of a tea plantation in Java, Indonesia in June 2014.
Study Abroad in Indonesia - 2015
Travel to Indonesia with EvCC for a two-week adventure in central Java. Details about the 2015 trip coming soon, but the 2014 trip included overnight excursions to the Bromo volcano and Hindu Javanese highlands, to Blitar to see ancient Javanese temples, and to the Indian Ocean. And a candlelight dinner in a temple.
Learn about EvCC's travels to Indonesia and connect with students and staff interested in studying abroad.
EvCC instructors Debe Franz and Karen Schilde are establishing a program to teach English at My Father’s Home, a home for 36 orphaned and impoverished children. The two visited Bali, Indonesia in August 2014 to begin work, thanks to donations from Rotary Club members in Lake Stevens and North Delta, British Columbia, an EvCC grant and individual contributions.
“Involving students from EvCC to provide instruction has the double benefit of improving the lives of the children through education and literacy, while impacting the lives of the EvCC students by fostering global awareness, cultural knowledge and international goodwill,” Franz said.
To donate to support the instructors' work, contact Debe Franz at 425-330-6353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Travel Schedule (2015 schedule will be posted in Spring 2015)
|June 14||Arrival Orientation and Welcome Dinner Performance|
Morning Classes (Indonesian Language & Culture).
Afternoon meeting with local hosts for Malang city tour and urban exploration.
Morning Classes (Indonesian Language & Economics)
Afternoon visits to family small industries in Malang (Batik production)
Evening - Free to explore with local hosts
Morning Classes (Indonesian Language & Religion)
Afternoon Visits to Candi Singosari temple & Tea Plantation
Evening: Optional Excursion to Mount Kawi Javanese Mystic Site
Morning travel to Rural Pasantren & Village Church, stopping by Sugar Factory & Sugar Cane Fields
Afternoon travel to Blitar Javanese Town & Blitar town exploration
Evening: Optional Candlelight Dinner at Ancient Panatela temple
Morning visit to Candi Panataran temple
Afternoon visit to Sukarno Grave and Museum
Evening Ramayana performance
Morning visit to Balekambang Hindu Temple
Afternoon exploration of Fishing Villages, swimming in Indian Ocean
Evening campfire on Beach
Morning swimming early, and visit to Candi Jago ancient temple to introduce Tengger culture and Brahma's cauldron story
Afternoon free with hosts in Malang
Morning lecture at Ma Chung Campus on farming culture and communities
Afternoon introduction to Batu community and pairing with Batu host families
Evening community performance
Morning farming visit with Batu host families
Afternoon thank you ceremony and reflections
Evening free in Malang
Morning Courses (Indonesian Language & Tengger Culture and History)
Afternoon lecture at Brawijaya University on volcano geology, visiting geology display
Morning travel to Tengger mountains
Afternoon cultural exploration of Tengger culture, economy and religion
Morning exploration of Bromo caldera
Afternoon return travel to Malang
Afternoon host activities and meet the press
Evening thank you dinner and award sharing celebration
|June 28||Departure from Java to the United States or Bali, via Surabaya Airport|
|June 29||Optional Solo (south central Java) Excursion. 3-day tour. See a Majapahit empire temple and the first discovered Homo Erectus site.|