Street Life in Indonesia

Drexel University

Why Indonesia?

A sprawling, lush archipelago, spread out over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is one of the world’s largest and most diverse nations, with a long, storied history as a site for anthropological research. This course is an introduction to Indonesia’s dynamic city life:  its labyrinthine alleyways, teeming marketplaces, and postcolonial urban landscape undergoing rapid modernization.

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  • 06/13/2017 to
Ground transportationIntra-city flight(s)11 nights at hotel11 breakfasts2 dinnersIn-country guideAdmission feesCountry guidebook and pre-travel documentsEmbedded medical insurance24/7 emergency support
Info Session

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session!

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Itinerary Highlights

 Jakarta – 7 days, 7 nights

  • 4 Free Days:  Participants are encouraged to visit Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia, and water Menteng and the neighborhoods around the hotel on their own.  Also, visit Blok M and Kemang as well!
  • Guided Cultural Visits:  Participants will visit the National Museum, the Monas national monument, the Istiqlal Mosque, Tebet, Panglima Polim and Ruang Rupa as a group.

Yogyakarta –  4 days, 4 nights

  • Tour of Borobudur:  The group will take a tour of Borobudur, one of South East Asia’s most impressive sites and the largest single Buddhist monument in the world. Receiving UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991, the monument consists of six square terraces topped by three circular ones. Two million stone blocks were required to build the temple and with at least 2,500 relief panels and more than 500 Buddha statues, it is exquisite beyond comparison.
  • Visit Prambanan:  Identifiable by its towering and pointed architectural design, Prambanan was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991 and is the largest, as well the finest, Hindu temple complex in the country.
  • Performance of the Ramayana
  • 2 Free Days:  Participants are encouraged to explore Yogyakarta and visit Kraton, Taman Sari, and Alun-Alun Kidul on their own.
Trip ID: 136973

Meet the Faculty

Brent Luvaas

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Brent Luvaas is a visual and cultural anthropologist interested in the production and global circulation of fashion, music, and photography. He is the author of "Street Style: An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging" (Bloomsbury 2016) and "DIY Style: Fashion, Music, and Global Digital Culture" (Berg 2012). He has received several prominent fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Grant, and has published in journals including Cultural Anthropology, Fashion Theory, and Visual Anthropology Review. He is also the blogger behind Urban Fieldnotes.