AFS Year High School Abroad in Indonesia

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Year & Gap: Through living with a host family and attending a local high school, you’ll experience the country the way any Indonesian teenager your age would. See Indonesia’s fiery volcanoes and peaceful seas, crowded cities and distant plantations, modern high-rises and crumbling temples. With a cup of their world-famous coffee in hand, boiled with raw sugar or fresh ginger, Indonesians of any culture or religion will greet you with a smile and open arms. School days are Monday through Saturday. Classes start at 7.00 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. with a 20-minute break. On Friday, the schedule is from 7.00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m. because of Friday Prayer at noon for Muslims. Teens in Indonesia share many of the same interests as teens around the world. They enjoy social media, going to cafes, movies and shopping malls, reading and spending time with friends. Social life for Indonesian teenagers usually means mixing in groups rather than going on individual dates.

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