Starting from Universitas Gadjah Mada’s commitment to participate in introducing cultural diversity and education in Indonesia, UGM together with the Office of International Affairs since 2009 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 became an annual event much anticipated by partner universities. DREaM has been annually 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 and marine. 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 th field. For two weeks, students will be involved in various activities such as public lectures, community work, internship programs and excursions.

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 2017

Universitas Gadjah Mada proudly presented the 9th DREaM International Students Summer Program 2017. This year’s theme is “Resilient Society: a trans-disciplinary and cross-border approach”, emphasizing on the importance of resilient society development issue in the present days. Resilient society is a term that permeates many political agendas the world over. It has become shorthand for what we need to ensure an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable future for our planet.


DREAM International Summer Program 2017 is organized by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), with the continued support and contribution of students. DREaM 2017 will be held on August 13 – 26, 2017. Students are involved in various activities such as two days of public lectures, followed by three days of internship, one day of workshop action plan, four days of community service and cultural excursions around Yogyakarta.


Through DREaM 2017, students from around the world can learn about the resilient management within its actual implementation in the community. The younger generation may be initiators for the solution of resilient issues in the society 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 = Rp13,316.00 (March 2016)
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