Arifin was already there when I arrived on the street corner. I jumped on the back of his scooter and off we went to Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. Arifin is a student there and was keen to practice his English while giving me a tour of an Indonesian university. It was really interesting. The main difference between Indonesian and Australian universities is that Indonesians learn in classrooms (much like high school) rather than attending lectures. In Australia, students have greater responsibility for their own learning and it’s up to them how they make use of the resources made available, whereas in Indonesia (or at least this university) student attendance is noted, learning is more guided, and teachers are free to chop and change the lesson (and even holiday) schedule as they please.

Day 410 (pic)

University’s function centre

Accommodation $ Guesthouse
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 10,698km