Indonesian Homestay Program

Indonesian Homestay Program (IHP) is a program for international students or foreign learners who are interested in learning Bahasa Indonesia, practicing Javanese Culture, and living at the local community families.

The objectives of this project are:
  • To enrich knowledge and skills on cultural exchange between a local individual family and visiting foreign people who come to live as a 'member' of a family.
  • To give the opportunities for foreign people to visit, to observe, to get involved and to learn about natural, social and cultural heritage of East Java.
  • To learn Bahasa Indonesia and upgrade communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia.

The Applicants are categorized into two groups;
  • Institutional Applicants.
  1. One group consitis of at least 10 persons.
  2. The applicants are coordinated by University/ International Relations Office/ Faculty/ Department/ Unit/ etc. of the home country
  •  Individual Applicants.
  1. The applicants can apply by themselves as individual applicants.
  2. The participants of individual applicants are limited 10 persons. If they have been full, the applicants will be suggested to the following period.

The requirements are:
  1. Copy of passport
  2. Recommendation letter (from University/ International Relations Office/ Faculty/ Department/ Unit/ etc. of the home country)
  3. Sending the application form (The application form can be downloaded here)
  4. It is highly recommeded to have an international health insurance.
For administrative purposes, please submit all requirements to and

Program Agenda


Morning Activities

Afternoon Activities

Day 1


Day 2

Cross Culture Understanding

Bahasa Indonesia part I :

·         Indonesia Basic Competence

Day 3

Bahasa Indonesia Part II :

·         Indonesia Basic Competence II

Bahasa Indonesia part III :

·         Speaking

Day 4

Field Trip : Bromo Mountain

Day 5

Bahasa Indonesia part IV :

·         Reading

Bahasa Indonesia part V :

·         Writing

Day 6

Living at Local Community. The applicants can chose one of the home stay families that they want to stay (One person for one home stay families).

1.      Fruit Farmer                          3. Rice Farmer                     5. Breeder

2.      Vegetable Farmer                4. Poultry Man

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Culture Immersion part I :

·         Traditional Music Instruments (Gamelan)

Culture Immersion part II :

·         Traditional Song at Javanese (Karawitan)

Day 12

Culture Immersion part III :

·         Practice to make Batik

Culture Immersion Part IV :

·         Practicing to make Topeng (Mask)

·         Performances of Topeng Malangan Dance

Day 13

Field Trip : Rafting

Day 14


For further information, you can download the Brochure 1 & 2
or you can contact us directly on International Relations Office, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Jl. Raya Tlogomas 246 Malang - Indonesia 65144.
Facebook: Iro Umm
Phone. +62 341 464 318 
Fax. +62 341 460 435
Mobile. +62 81323 727650
Indonesian Homestay Program