There’s no other place in the world like Indonesia. Sure, you say, but where else do you have 3000 ethnic groups co-existing? Indonesians are a warm, friendly people who love to share their incredibly diverse culture with visitors. Indonesia’s long history means there’s no shortage of impressive sites like the Borobudur in java, the world’s largest Buddhist monument.  Home to the largest remaining tracts of tropical forest, Indonesia also boasts a wealth of natural beauty, among them active volcanoes and thousands of beaches.


Elective International participants have the opportunity to have their placement in Jogja. Jogja is only a little less crowded than Bali, but it’s distinct cultural history—it’s the only place in Indonesia governed by a sultan—means you get a taste of Indonesia you might not have expected.

Placement overview

Elective International in Indonesia has partnered with elements of the local healthcare system to provide you with the option of doing your elective placement at a government provincial level hospital. You’ll be able to familiarize yourself with the most commonly accessed tiers of the Indonesian healthcare system and experience firsthand the challenges faced by local healthcare providers.


The EI presence in Indonesia is set up to provide mentors for each of our elective programs in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, midwifery, and dentistry. EI mentors are carefully selected. They have extensive knowledge in their respective fields and we encourage you to take advantage of this. The setting is generally affable. We believe this bridges a gap and fosters optimal learning. Enthusiasm and a pro-active approach to your elective get you the most out of your mentors.

Residence,food and staff


On arrival, we will be there at the airport to pick you up and take you to your housing facilities. Followed by a small refreshment time we will take you through an orientation session to help acquaint you with the people, culture, and life in the town.


The EI residences in Jogja are safe, spacious and comfortable, each with a large communal area as well as private suites. The residence is in a prime location, close to one of the island’s leading shopping districts and at walking distance from the island’s stunning beaches. All meals are included in your placement. Our Indonesian staff are a friendly and knowledgeable lot who will take you around and make sure you get the most out of your time.


Transport services are provided to and from the hospital. However, in cases where accommodation facilities are arranged close to elective areas then a short walk across to the placement location does the trick. Once your program ends, transport is provided to the airport before we see you off.


Casandra, Nursing

Amazing time, amazing hospital,  couldn't have asked for a better healthcare elective experience abroad. did i mention the food again! 

Maureen, Dental

There is so much that i learnt about dental then i would have ever learnt about in USC. So glad i had this time to udnerstand and grown and learn

Iyan, Internal Medicine

Tropical diseases are a whole new ball game, and that i learnt from in Indonesia. Thanks to this elective experience for giving me the opportunity of once in a lifetime

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