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DJMTV – 1915 INDONESIA Java and other islands EDU/CULT 08/04/2019 01/04/2020

DJMTV – 1915      APRIL 19 – APRIL 20            JAPANESE LANG & CULT                     EDU/CULT                          1 VOL

Background:Japanese language and culture has entered Indonesian education curriculum in the recent years.  Japanese language and culture start being introduced for High School students. In this level, they learn basic Japanese language such as greeting, vocabulary and constructing simple sentences. Besides that, they also learn about its culture. Sometime, the school makes Japanese culture festival in the end of the year. In university level, it has become major of studies. Student, who is under language department, is also given option to learn Japanese language and culture as their minor studies. This language is getting famous and wide spread taught over Indonesian school. Many Japanese investors invest their share in Indonesia. Japanese companies are easily found in here. For graduate students either senior high school or university, it will be an additional value for holding Japanese language certificate. 

Japanese Language and Culture is combination among some high schools and universities in Central Java Provinces. In high school level, Japanese language is given one time in a week for 2 hours. In university which has Japanese language and culture major, the students learn deeper the language, such as grammatical, pronunciation, vocabulary, history, art, Japanese letter etc. 

Work: The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teacher in holding Japanese subject as foreign language. Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give them motivation in practicing their foreign laguage knowledge. Intercultural learning in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the student better understanding to learn about another culture from other country.

Study theme: The volunteers will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Leisure Time: During free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit and explore culture and tourism spot near the project.

Accommodation: The accommodation and food is provided by a local host family. The volunteer will share his/her room and the other facilities with other host family members. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style (no hot water,   no washing machine).  No vegan (strict vegetarian), flexible vegetarian is still welcomed.

Location:  Java and other islands

Terminal of arrival: Semarang airport, railway station (Volunteer is NOT ALLOWED to buy flight ticket before getting the visa and get confirmation from the host organization)

Special Requirement: Native or fluent in Japanese; No piercing on face, no visible tattoo, common hair style (no colorful, dreadlock). The volunteer should love to work with children and teenagers, open minded, be mature, respectful of local customs, tolerant, creative, flexible and sign the agreement. Never found guilty in a criminal case in home country or in another country. Pay extra fee partially for every visa extension at local immigration office if stay offer 8 weeks. Intake condition and restriction:No intake on Fridays and during Ramadhan; arrival should be on MONDAY; no pick up during weekend; pick-up between 08.00 AM to 09.00 PM, no pick up after 09.00 PM.Volunteer should hold Visa (Social Visit Visa type 211) before entering Indonesia.

Participant Fee: 320 € or IDR 5.440.000/month (additional cost per week 70 Euro/week/person or IDR 1.190.000)

Visa Information:

Volunteer should adjust your flight duration according to the days of your stay as below to avoid any problem with the immigration.


Duration of stay





4 weeks (28 days)

No visa extension




5 – 8 weeks (35 – 56 days)

No visa extension




3 months (86  days)

1 time visa ext

40 Euro

Pay in Cash


4 months (116 days)

2 times visa ext

80 Euro

Pay in Cash


5 months (146 days)

3 times visa ext

120 Euro

Pay in Cash


6 months (176 days)

4 times visa ext

160 Euro

Pay in Cash

After 6 months the volunteer MUST LEAVE the country to apply new visa again at Indonesian Embassy in the nearest country for example in Singapore. For those who will stay over 6 months then entering Indonesian again and repeating the same procedure as above as well as add more the additional visa extension cost.  Volunteer must cover the cost of international flights, accommodation and other personal expenses during stay abroad for applying new visa.