Starting from Universitas Gadjah Mada’s commitment to participate in introducing cultural diversity and education in Indonesia, UGM under the coordination of the Office of International Affairs has made the program particularly for international students who wants to know more about Indonesia, both from a cultural and educational aspect. This fun program in the form of an International Summer Program has received positive response from various universities in the world. Since it was first successfully held in 2009, DREaM (an abbreviation of Disaster Research, Community Empowerment, and Microeconomics) became an annual event much anticipated by partner universities.

DREaM has been attended by international students from various backgrounds, thus, DREaM is a place for students to learn more and exchange ideas about the background of each student. DREaM not only introduces Indonesian culture, but also various strategic themes in each year, such as matters on food, humanitarian, religion and education. DREaM offers a different concept of summer program, in which students have the knowledge not only of theoretical teaching carried out in the classroom, but students are also given the opportunity to directly participate in the field. For two weeks, students will be involved in various activities such as public lectures, community work, internship programs and excursions.

DREaM 2017

"Resilient Society: a trans-disciplinary and cross-border approach" Participants 34 international students 1 observers from 3 countries Speakers Prof. dr. Laksono Trisnantoro M.Sc., Ph.D Dr. I Made Andi Arsana Dr. Dicky Sofian Dr. Danang Sri Hadmoko, M.Sc Dr.Ing. Ir. Agus Maryono (Faculty of Engineering) Drs. Bambang Hudayana, M.A. (Faculty of Cultural Sciences) Drs. Hendrie Adjie Kusworo, M.Sc. (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences) Dra. Purbudi Wahyuni, MM (Gajah Wong River Community/FORSIDAS)

DREaM 2016

"Managing the Blue Planet: Ocean and Coastal Zone Management for Security, Prosperity and Peace" Participants 40 domestic and international students 3 observers from 6 countries Speakers Prof. Dr. Ir. Rochmin Dahuri, M.S. (Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia (2001 - 2004)) H.E. Dr. Arif Havas Oegrosono, S.H. LL.M. (Deputy I Coordinating Minister for Maritime Sovereignty at the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs) Mohammad Benyamin Scott Carnadi, S.H., MBA, LL.M. (Director, Intra-regional Cooperation for Asia, Pasific and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

DREaM 2015

"Food Security" Participants 34 domestic and international students 9 observers from 6 countries Speakers Mark Smulders, M.Sc. (United Nations/FAO Representative in Indonesia) Agusdin Pulungan, M.Sc. (President of Indonesia Farmers and Fishers Society Organization- WAMTI)

DREaM 2014

"Eco-preneurship" Participants 44 domestic and international students from 8 countries 3 observers from 3 countries Speakers H.E. Douglas Broderick (United Nations Resident Coordinator) Andre Nilsson (Second Secretary, Embassy of Sweden)

DREaM 2013

"Human Empowerment through Community Involvement" Participants 31 domestic and international students from 10 countries Speakers Butet Manurung (Pioneer of Alternative Education, Founder of Sokola Rimba)

DREaM 2012

"Alternative Education" Participants 60 domestic and international students from 21 countries Speakers M. Farhan (Presenter, a part of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa) Butet Manurung (Pioneer of Alternative Education, Founder of Sokola Rimba)

DREaM 2011

"Social Entrepreneurship" Participants 65 domestic and international students from 18 countries Speakers Reza Kusumaatmaja (Representative of GreenPeace)

DREaM 2010

"Interfaith Dialogue" Participants 63 domestic and international Students from 22 countries Speakers H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla. (Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia period 2004-2009) Dr. Denni Purbasari, S.E., M.Sc. (Lecturer of Faculty of Economics and Business UGM)

DREaM 2009

"Culture and Tourism" Participants 30 UGM and international students from 10 countries Speakers Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D. (Rector of UGM 2007 – 2012) Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, MA. (Lecturer of Faculty of Political and Social Sciences UGM) Dr. Kwartani Yuniarti, M.Med.Sc. (Lecturer of Faculty of Psychology UGM)


DREaM 2018

Universitas Gadjah Mada proudly present One Decade Celebration: The 10th DREaM International Students Summer Program 2018. This year’s theme will highlight “Reinventing Education in the Disruptive Era”, emphasizing on the impact of the disruptive era which predict the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or historical precedent, especially on education in the present days.


DREaM International Summer Program 2018 which will be held on July 18 – 31, 2018, is organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) Universitas Gadjah Mada. Participants will be involved in various activities such as public lectures, followed by internships, workshop action plan, community service, cultural excursions around Yogyakarta, and special agenda for an alumni gathering.


Through DREaM 2018, students from around the world can get the envision of what the future education could appear in the disruptive era. They will not only hear from the experts about the impact of this era on education, they can also gain further insight into the themes by having an experience in the fields. DREaM 2018 aims to be a stimulus for further reflection on the future education. The younger generation may become the initiators for the solutions on education in the disruptive era and inspire others to make a better world for us and for our future generations.

Greetings from Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is a main second tourist destination city in Indonesia after Bali. It is mainly known as the center of Javanese culture. Amongst the most enchanting tourist destinations are Malioboro Street, Kraton (Sultan Palace), Prambanan Temple, Ratu Boko Temple, Ullen Sentalu Museum, and Kraton Squares.

The ancient city of Yogyakarta is one of the small numbers of cities that has retained its reputation as a peaceful place up to this day. Yogyakarta is, therefore, considered as the safest place among major cities in Indonesia.

Local people can blend easily with students, artists, and foreigners who come to Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta and its surrounding is a synchronized combination between modern times and the attractiveness of classics. This city is like the miniature of Indonesia because of the fact that almost all tribes of Indonesian citizens live in Yogyakarta, mostly for the purpose of studying.



Temperature in August 25-30 C0
Area 3,186 km2
Inhabitants 3,457,491
Population Density 1,085 people
Language Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese
Local Exchange Rate US$ 1 = Rp13,440 (February 2018)
International Bank DBS, Commonwealth Bank, HSBC, OCBC, etc.

About Universitas Gadjah Mada

Universitas Gadjah mada (UGM) is the oldest and the largest state university in Indonesia. It was founded on December 19, 1949 and currently has 18 faculties, 68 undergraduate programs, 23 diploma programs and 104 master and specialist study program and 43 Doctorate study programs. Since December 2000, the university has taken a new status as a state-owned legal entity. The university is located in The Special Region of Yogyakarta, one of the smallest provinces in the country, which has been widely known as the center of Javanese culture as well as the center of learning.


Universitas Gadjah Mada

Establishment December 19, 1949
Faculties 18
Students 56.347 (2015)
Total Area 3,570,000 m2
Total Building Area 502,109 m2