What is DREaM?

DREaM is an annual summer program arranged by Universitas Gadjah Mada and made for international students who wants to know more about Indonesia, both from a cultural and educational aspect. DREaM held anually in Special Region of Yogyakarta. DREaM offers different concept of summer program with new experience in various activities.

DREaM 2017

Universitas Gadjah Mada proudly presented the 9th DREaM International Students Summer Program 2017. Last year's theme was "Resilient Society: a trans-disciplinary and cross-border approach", emphasizing on the importance of resilient society development issue in the present days. 

DREaM International Summer Program 2017 was organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), held on August 13 - 26, 2017.



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The 9th DREaM 2017

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Thank you for these 2 weeks in the program, it’s a wonderful experience for me! I have a good time in Indonesia. The friendliness and enthusiasm of local people impress me a lot. I will come back If I have a chance! As for DREaM 2017 program, it's a complete and mature summer program. I learned a lot from it, about cultural difference, community service, disaster management and so on. They have broadened my horizon and enriched my spiritual world. I see some ordinary people doing something extraordinary to make Indonesia better, they are great! I also want to mention the volunteers, they are so nice and warm-hearted, they did a good job! And they have affected me a lot. Someday I want to become a guy just like them, who can bring warm to other people. Thank you for inviting me! See you!
Testimonial From Our Participant in DREaM 2017 Li Si (Wuhan Textile University)
I really learn a lot from 2017 DREaM Summer Program. This program not only let me got a lot of knowledge, but also expand my vision. The course which impressed me most is Community Service. By entering into the village and living with locals, I understand the local customs in depth. During this trip, I ate a lot of delicious food, also saw many beautiful scenery. However, the most attracting thing is the people in Indonesia. The local residents always smiling and treating us friendly. The whole village is familiar with each other, I really attracted by the warm atmosphere here. Because I grew up in city, the hospitality here make me feel like here is my real home. I’m really happy and pleasure to meet all of you. Hope we can keep in touch and looking forward to meeting you again.
Testimonial From Our Participant in DREaM 2017 Shen, Tzu-Hsuan (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
Looking back on this program here from my hometown, I realize that DREaM was so valuable for me, and I feel like everything happened in the last two weeks was like a dream. Although my actual purpose of attending the program was to know more about Indonesia which I am studying in Tokyo, I am sure I learned not only about culture in Yogyakarta, but also about many more things while spending the time with all the participants, assistance, and local people I met. Especially, experiences in the local village such as the group discussion on the management of river, homestay, and Global Village were superb in a way that I got to understand more about the local life in Jogja. Thank you very much for the wonderful time, and I would have to mention that I really want to come back to UGM someday!
Testimonial From Our Participant in DREaM 2017 Reina Yano (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
There are so many meaningful moments deserved to be kept in mind forever, from the topic of this program to every single DREaM staffs, from the distinct cultural traditions to citizens in Indonesia, which have given us a marvelous experience in a totally different country from China. I would like to give my all sincere praise to the DREaM Team, an organization can be definitely called perfect. In a word, this team offered me an unique memory. I have to say that I really appreciate people in Jogja, especially the villagers we met with. Their most kindness of them let us have a completely special experience in the beautiful village. Thanks to DREaM 2016 Summer Program, we harvested so much... Indonesia, I love you once, I love you twice, I love you more than beans and rice!
Testimonial from Our Participant in DREaM 2016 Zhang Jinjing (Wuhan Textile University)
It is such a pleasure and an honor to be part of 2016 DREaM International Summer, I truly appreciate the opportunity which was offered to me by the Office of International Affairs to be part of this great program where I found that the program has honed my personal traits and  met my horizons. I personally benefited a lot from the program, through a series of both academics and entertainments, like workshops, public lectures, internships, community service, adventure, above all meeting and making new friends from other corners of the world. All these kinds of programs were amazing and with my  whole heart I do encourage all other students around the globe not to miss this program next year. Thank you for the life changing gift the DREaM Summer  Program, has awarded me.
Testimonial from Our Participant in DREaM 2016 Nteza Fazil (KNB UGM)
My participation in the DREaM 2016 program, Managing the Blue Planet: Ocean and Coastal Zone Management for Security, Prosperity and Peace,  was a delight. Not only were the participants provided with phenomenal lectures and public sessions, we had a chance to experience a side of Yogyakarta that very few get to see. Our time working on the village community service program was a highlight of the trip and allowed all of the students the opportunity to ask important questions and make meaningful connections. Living with a homestay family gave me valuable insight into Javanese culture. I look forward to reconnecting to all of the participants, observers, committee and community members again in the future. Sampai jumpa lagi!
Testimonial from Our Participant in DREaM 2016 Laura Mulvey (TUFTS University)
I just learned about DREaM, this is my first time being invited. But I think it’s important to realize that a lot of different students coming from different cultures learning from each other. Awareness raising I think is the best teaching. They can learn about different cultures and different eating habits maybe. So I think it’s good for social exchange, it’s a good idea.
Testimonial from Our Speaker in DREaM 2015 Mark Smulders, M.Sc. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/FAO Representative in Indonesia)
The annual event of Universitas Gadjah Mada, DREaM, has already in its 8th year and it has been going on very well in every year. It's not only for the development of UGM and Indonesia but also for a better world. I believe this program could strengthen the solidarity of young generation among all the nations in the world.
Testimonial from Our Speaker in DREaM 2016 Prof. Dr. Ir. Rokhmin Dahuri, MS.

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