For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered. If you are thinking of gap year travel to Indonesia you will find we have a number of experiences in a variety of areas.
Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture and mythology, as do wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performances. Textiles such as batik, ikat and songket are created across Indonesia in styles that vary by region. Additionally, the most dominant influences on Indonesian architecture have traditionally been indian; however, Chinese, Arab, and European architectural influences have been significant. If you want to visit Indonesia, be prepared to discover many more cultures that you never knew existed.
Take a look at our latest gap year travel to Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering, particular projects or general enquiries about gap year holidays to Indonesia.