Climate and nature in Indonesia
Most islands of Indonesia have a tropical rainforest climate, which means that the temperature fluctuates around 30 degrees all year round. They do not have summer, winter, autumn or spring in Indonesia, only a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season starts around October and ends in April, during this period it rains almost every day. In the dry season it hardly rains and the air also feels a lot dryer. The rainforest climate ensures that there is a huge amount of plants and animals on the islands. On an island like Bali, you can see very well how the locals live together with nature and really collect their food from the jungle. Don’t be surprised if you see some lizards or a monkey on your way to work.
Culture in Indonesia
Every island in Indonesia has a different culture. This has to do with the fact that people have different religions. You can read more about the culture in Bali and Jakarta here.
Food and drinks in Indonesia
Social life mostly takes place on the street so it is customary to get food from stand alongside the road. We recommend students to be careful about where they get their food. Our bodies are not used to the ingredients and bacteria that may be in the food.
Be careful with ice cubes, the tap water is not meant for drinking and is sometimes used to make ice cubes. Don’t get scared by this, most restaurants know what they are doing and will only serve you ice cubes made of drinking water. You can always ask the waiter or waitress.
Costs and Internship compensation in Indonesia
Have you always wanted to be a millionaire? This is your chance! For around $80 you will be given 1 million Rupiah. Life is relatively cheap in Indonesia and an Internship does not have to set you back that much.
A decent meal at a restaurant will cost you around 40.000 rupiah, this is only $3. On this page you can find more about the costs of an internship in Indonesia.