FAQ - In Jakarta
The information below is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for the questions most commonly received.
What are the cost of living in Jakarta?
Your costs of living depend on your spending behaviour, nevertheless Jakarta is affordable city. The Accommodation is not included in the Program Costs. Normally students spend not more than 500 USD/month for daily expenses.
How do I get around?
The best way to go around in Jakarta is by taxi, busway or ojek (motorcycle taxi). Jakarta is builiding a LRT and skytrain system to channel the traffic. We do not advice students to use themselves a motorcycle or bicycle in this city. The city is crowded and the traffic can be chaotic which makes the risks on accidents considerable.
Do I meet other students?
You will receive contact information prior to departure upon request. The Program Managers are always the first point of contact if an intern has any problems or issues on the ground.
What events can I attend?
Jakarta has many occasions to boost your social life and get immersed in the Indonesian society, from business gatherings to sport events and from music concerts to social events. Just ask our program managers in what event you are interested in.
Where can I go for Sporting?
Jakarta offers enough places to release your energy. From Fitness to Footsall and from Aerobics to Joga. It is all possible. Our program managers source the best places for you.
Where do I do my laundy?
You can outsource your Laundry cleaning at any laundry shop near your designated accommodation. Normally it works per Kilo or per Piece depending on the laundry shop. You cant hold the laundry shop responsible for loss or any damage. Note: for expensive and high quality material clothes we recommend to do dry-cleaning.
What can I do during the weekends?
Jakarta has more than enough to offer for everybody. According to most expat Jakarta has one of the best nightlife scenes in Asia. Further, you are able to go for a hiking tour, themepark, snorkeling or island trip in just a day. Ask you Program managers to assist you. It is even possible to take a 1.5 hours budget flight to Bali during the weekend. InternshipJakarta can organize it for you depending on your personal preference.