GO GLOBAL INDONESIA

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Go Global Indonesia provides intercultural learning opportunities for adults (18 years old and above) through several intercultural programs.
Our aim is to prepare Indonesians with the knowledge and skills needed for the future world and equip them with intercultural understanding needed to create a peaceful society. Furthermore, we also strive to create a worldwide generation of culturally sensitive and open-minded changemakers.
We are a division of Bina Antar Budaya (The Indonesian Foundation of Intercultural Learning), the sole partner of AFS (American Field Service) in Indonesia.
We offer two types of programs; We are hosting international volunteers to work at local community projects in various areas in Indonesia. Second, we are also sending Indonesian participants to do community work and internships abroad.
GGI has a global network of over 50,000 volunteers. Through our program you can gain cross-cultural competence, increase critical thinking capabilities, secure future career pathways, and make friends all over the world.

If you are an international participant volunteering in Indonesia, you will also get the perfect balance of experiencing the picturesque scenery and the vibrant local culture, while also contributing to a real change to the local community.
To join the program, you need to be 18 years old or above, in good health, and has no criminal record. It would be beneficial to have previous volunteering experience. What is most important is that you are open-minded and willing to contribute!

To apply for an internship, you must be:
  • 18-30 years old
  • actively involved in organization,
  • minimum of 2.75 GPA (for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics/STEM) and 3.00 GPA (for social sciences)
For more information, please contact our program support/education consultant here.
Yes. Our programs are open to applicants aged 18 – 30 years old.
  • Register for an account on the website
  • Confirm the program of your choice
  • Fulfill the necessary documents, as instructed by the coordinator
  • Complete the application form
  • Stay tuned to hear from us!
  • Undergo a selection process, which may include an online interview
  • Confirmation of placement
  • Visa processing
The process from application to departure takes approximately 2 – 3 months.
Please refer to the departure dates in the individual program date. However, early application is encouraged.
We are seeking people with open minds, as well as eagerness to learn and contribute, and to share skills with others.
Yes. As an AFS returnee, you will be prioritized for screening and admission. However, this does not guarantee your acceptance as there are other aspects to take into consideration.
We have limited quota for every program. You are encouraged to submit your application early or consult our program support/education consultant here
Yes. You are allowed to have options, but you can only do one program at a time. We will ask you which one you prioritize
Yes, if you pass the general requirements.
You might be rejected because of the reason(s) as follows:
  • Failure to submit the application in time, or
  • Does not meet the physical health standards for that program
However, you are welcome to reapply.
Yes. Indonesian applicants need to pay IDR 2 million for the application process and as a prove of your commitment to the program. This is paid before you submit your application.

Due to the difference of the currency, international applicants needs to contact us directly for further information.
The tuition varies depending on the program you are taking. Please consult our program support for pricing and all questions relating to program you are interested in.
Please check out the page of your chosen program to learn more.
The tuition does not include insurance, airfare, and personal expenses (Meals, toiletries, etc.) In some programs, transportation will be provided for the first month, but you will need to provide your own transportation cost for the rest of the program.
Our programs are fully self-funded. At the moment, we have yet to provide other funding opportunities, but we are looking forward to do so in the future.
At the moment, we only accept bank transfers for online payment option. Credit card payments is accepted through non-online method. Please contact our consultant for further information.
We provide you with comprehensive services that handle the logistic aspect of your program preparation as well as the facilities you will need during the program to ensure you have fruitful and fantastic experience throughout! We also develop your skills and capacity needed for successful career pathways in the future --before, during, and after the program.
Some of the internship abroad programs offer monthly allowance (for one month or longer). Hosting programs in Indonesia are unpaid, but the fee covers all expenses.
The cancellation policy is as follows:
  1. Request to withdraw from the program must be done via a written request. It is completely in our discretion to deem your request has fulfilled every regulation and policies applied to acceptable reason for withdrawal and merit a refund.
  2. The registration fee, and all subsequent Program Fees paid, are not refundable if you withdraw from the Program for any reason other than GGI & partner’s failure to place you by the Placement Deadline in your Preferred Area. This includes withdrawal for medical, personal, family, academic, financial, and all other reasons.
  3. Full refund is granted (save the 10% of the registration fee) only if GGI & Partners fail to place you in an internship position, in your Preferred Area, by the Placement Deadline, as notified to you in writing upon agreement of enrollment. If you fail to fully co-operate in the placement process that resulted to failure of placement, then refund will not be granted. GGI will be entitled to 100% of your paid fee.
  4. If you withdraw from the Program for any reason after being placed in an internship position, and has been offered placement by our partners, no refund will be given.
  5. If you want to change the start or end date of your participation in the Program after being placed with a partner organization, a change fee may be charged. If such a request is made within 21 days of the commencement date or after an invitation letter has been issued, we reserve the right to refuse the change request or to apply an additional charge which shall be determined at our sole discretion.
  6. In the event that, for any reason at all, you decide to discontinue your place on the Program after it has started but before it is due to end, no refund will be given.
  7. If, for whatever reason, GGI & Partner have to cancel your participation in the Program, prior to your commencement date, a full refund of the Program Fee (includes the Deposit) will be given to you. A full refund will be issued only if the cancellation is for reasons which are in no way whatsoever attributable to you. No compensation can be given for any other costs incurred in relation to the Program
  8. In the event that you are refused an appropriate visa or suitable alternative by the Local Authorities, a full refund of the Program Fee will be paid if; (1) you filled out all and any visa forms correctly, and (2) completed all steps in the required visa process correctly and on time. No compensation can be given for cancellation of flights or any other costs whatsoever incurred by you. No refund of Deposit and/or Program Fee will be offered if your tardiness in completing the necessary visa requirements leads to start dates being delayed and your program being cancelled.
You are responsible for the arrangement of your visa and any other legal documents that are required to go on the program. GGI will assist you in walking you through the steps of visa application and providing a letter of reference for the visa application confirming your participation on the program.
Unfortunately, we are not able to let you go on with the program in that case. Please see our refund policy for further information.
Yes, a medical insurance is mandatory even if you do not have any medical conditions.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have purchased full, comprehensive insurance prior to departure, which will cover you for the duration of your participation in the program, and which includes but is not limited to travel, health, medical and accident insurance.

Please consult our program support/education consultant for option of insurance provided by GGI.
You will need to acquire full, comprehensive insurance which includes but is not limited to travel, health, medical, and accident insurance. For the community college program, you may need to acquire the Student Protection Insurance. Please consult our program support/education consultant for option of insurance provided by GGI.
Yes, if you are an Indonesian taking the internship program. Volunteering programs cannot be used to fulfill college credit requirements.
Yes! Check with our consultant for available group deals.
That depends, since policies in partner countries and organizations may differ from one another. The possibility of disabled participants will be handled as per case-by-case basis. Please contact our program support/education consultant for further information.
Yes. We will provide you with a pre-departure training and orientation. There will be welcoming orientation to help you adapt to your new environment at your chosen country. You will also be debriefed upon your return and participate in an after-program training, to prepare you to share what you have learned to your own community.
Yes. We have partners in all the countries where we operate who are ready to assist and support participants during the program.
You are expected to work for a maximum of 40 hours/week. Please be advised that different projects and fields may require different work schedule.
Yes. You can contact the local/in-country support case officer in case of an emergency. Details of information of in-country support will be provided upon your arrival to your chosen country.
The in-country program support is available 24/7 to handle emergency cases. When you get sick, you will need to notify your contact to get help. Medical insurance is a mandatory when you join our program, so you can receive treatments and medications. Make sure to consult the insurance representatives about the details of what is covered and what is not in your medical insurance. You can also opt to choose our insurance.
Yes. We provide basic Indonesian lessons in our hosting programs.

Courses are also available for sending programs, but the costs are excluded from the program fee.
You are welcome to travel in the hosting country or even international travel in your days off. However, you are obliged to inform our host partner and GGI, as well as acquire the appropriate visa, if you are traveling abroad.

We will not bear any responsibility whatsoever for your safety while privately traveling nor your eligibility to exit and enter the hosting country. You will not hold GGI nor our partners liable in any incidents or accidents occur while you travel privately. Any financial consequences relating to this matter will be borne solely by you.
No, you are required to finish your internship program in the organization/company you are placed in.
Emergency return will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our program support/education consultant for further information.
Yes, provided that you showed an excellent performance during your internship.

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