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Study Abroad: Education Sources: Indonesia

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Map of Indonesia

map of indonesia

Travel Information

Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture

Ministry of Education and Culture logo

Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education logo

Indonesia Academy of Sciences

Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) logo

Natural Disasters and School Emergency Drills

Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the common natural disasters that occur in Indonesia:

  • Earthquakes: Indonesia sits on a region in the Pacific Ocean known as the "Ring of Fire." Due to tectonic plate movements, a large number of earthquakes occur in this area.
  • Tsunamis: Major earthquakes may trigger tsunamis that could occur very quickly after the earthquake.
  • Volcanoes: There are many volcanoes in Indonesia which can erupt without warning.
  • Flooding: Heavy rainfalls can cause flash flooding and landslides, even in urban areas.

Finding More Resources in the Library Catalog

To find more background information about the educational system of Indonesia, try these tips for searching the library catalog:

Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:

  • Education -- Indonesia
  • Education -- Asia
  • Education, higher -- Indonesia
  • Early childhood education -- Indonesia
  • Multicultural education -- Indonesia
  • Education -- curricula
  • Curriculum planning
  • Curriculum evaluation

Background Information on Education System

For a brief overview of the Indonesian education system and related topics, try the articles on Indonesia available through the library's collections. These articles are available in print in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's reference books:


The following online publications may also prove useful in your research:

Try looking at the following library resources for further information:

Cultural Norms

For information about cultural norms in Indonesia, try these resources:

To find more resources, try searching using the following keywords:

  • Etiquette -- Indonesia
  • Etiquette -- Asia
  • Culture shock -- Indonesia
  • Visitors, Foreign -- Indonesia
  • Indonesia -- social life and customs
  • Asia -- social life and customs

If you know the specific island or region of Indonesia to which you will be traveling, it may also be helpful to search for general guidebooks on the area.

General Asia-Pacific Education Journals

There are many journals focused on various aspects of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The following journals are available online through the library's website and can be searched for relevant articles: