With Local Host
Sundanese Cuisine
Jaipongan Dancer
Activities Schedule

Monthly Adventures of Homestay Study Program

Experience the transformative Monthly Adventures of the Homestay Study Arts & Culture Sundanese Program, a journey that goes beyond traditional travel, delving deep into the heart of Sundanese traditions, arts, and lifestyle. This meticulously crafted six-month program aims to provide participants with an authentic homestay experience, fostering cultural immersion, learning, and the creation of lasting memories.

Month 1: Arrival and Orientation
  • Week 1: Arrival and Orientation.
    Upon your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by your host family, marking the commencement of a cultural exchange that lays the groundwork for your Sundanese adventure. During this week, you will receive an introduction to Sundanese customs, traditions, and essential language phrases, laying the foundation for a meaningful connection with your hosts.
  • Week 2: Language and Cuisine.
    Immerse yourself in the Sundanese way of life by engaging in language classes and cooking workshops. These sessions are designed not only to enhance your communication skills but also to introduce you to the rich and diverse flavors of Sundanese cuisine, providing a sensory journey into the heart of the culture.

Descriptions: Begin your adventure with a warm embrace from your host family, establishing the foundation for cultural exchange. This month introduces you to Sundanese customs, language, and cuisine, setting the stage for a genuine connection with your new community. the stage for a genuine connection with your new community.

Batik Painting

Month 2: Traditional Arts and Crafts
  • Week 3: Batik Workshop.
    Embark on a journey into the intricate world of Batik, a traditional Indonesian textile art form. Engage in hands-on workshops led by local artisans, unraveling the secrets of this ancient craft. These workshops provide you with the opportunity to create your own unique piece, embodying the perfect fusion of creativity and tradition.
  • Week 4: Angklung and Gamelan Music
    Immerse yourself in the melodic traditions of Sundanese music through Angklung and Gamelan workshops. Learn to play the Angklung, a bamboo instrument with a rich history, and dive into the captivating rhythms of Gamelan, gaining a profound appreciation for the musical heritage of the region.

Descriptions: Delve into the rich artistic tapestry of Sundanese culture during this month. Engage in hands-on workshops led by skilled artisans to unravel the secrets of Batik, a traditional Indonesian textile. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Angklung and Gamelan music, connecting with the soulful rhythms that define the musical heritage of Sundanese culture.

Sundanese Jaipongan Dance Performance

Month 3: Dance and Performing Arts
  • Week 5: Jaipongan Dance.
    Experience the rhythm and energy of Jaipongan, a dynamic Sundanese dance form. Engage in immersive dance workshops where you will not only learn the intricacies of this expressive art but also gain insights into the cultural stories and emotions embedded within each movement.
  • Week 6: Wayang Golek Puppetry.
    Dive into the rich cultural tapestry of West Java as we shift our focus from Wayang Kulit to the equally fascinating world of Wayang Golek puppetry. During this week's exploration, delve into the intricacies of Wayang Golek, a traditional Indonesian art form that employs three-dimensional wooden puppets.

Descriptions: Feel the rhythm of Sundanese dance through vibrant Jaipongan workshops, where expressive movements narrate cultural stories. Immerse yourself in the age-old art of Wayang Golek puppetry, where you can craft your own puppets and explore the rich narrative traditions interwoven into this captivating form of storytelling.

Cirebon Palace Museum

Month 4: Exploring Sundanese History and Architecture
  • Week 7: Historical Sites.
    Embark on guided tours to historical landmarks such as the Cirebon Palace, unraveling the layers of Sundanese history. Engage with the stories and legacies that have shaped the region, providing a deeper understanding of its rich cultural tapestry.
  • Week 8: Traditional Architecture.
    Experience the charm of Sundanese architecture in Kampung Naga. Immerse yourself in hands-on activities with local craftsmen, gaining insights into the construction techniques and cultural significance of the traditional dwellings that dot the landscape.

Descriptions: Embark on guided tours to historical landmarks, such as the Cirebon Palace, unlocking the mysteries of Sundanese history. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of Kampung Naga, where traditional craftsmanship comes to life, offering a glimpse into the cultural legacy of the region.

Batik Painting

Month 5: Nature and Outdoor Adventures
  • Week 9: Explore Mount Tangkuban Perahu.
    Embark on a thrilling adventure as you hike through the majestic landscapes of Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Learn about the cultural stories and rituals associated with this volcanic wonder, connecting with the natural beauty and spirituality of the region.
  • Week 10: Beach Retreat.
    Relax and rejuvenate at Pangandaran Beach, where you'll experience the laid-back coastal life of Sundanese communities. Engage in water activities and immerse yourself in the traditions of seaside living, offering a unique perspective on the intersection of nature and culture.

Descriptions: Embark on a thrilling adventure as you hike through the volcanic landscapes of Mount Tangkuban Perahu, connecting with nature and unraveling cultural stories. Then, unwind at Pangandaran Beach, experiencing the coastal life and water activities that define Sundanese seaside traditions.

Singing Together for Farewell

Month 6: Farewell and Cultural Showcase
  • Week 11: Showcase Preparation.
    As your journey nears its conclusion, dedicate this week to rehearsing and preparing for a grand cultural showcase. Collaborate with fellow participants on projects that reflect the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program, setting the stage for a memorable farewell celebration.
    The culmination of your Monthly Adventures unfolds with a Community Cultural Showcase. Present your newfound talents and understanding of Sundanese culture to the local community, forging lasting connections and bidding farewell to your homestay experience with gratitude and cherished memories.

Descriptions: As your journey nears its end, dedicate time to rehearsing and preparing for a grand Cultural Showcase. Collaborate with fellow participants on projects that reflect your newfound skills and knowledge. The program culminates in a Community Cultural Showcase, where you share your journey with the local community, creating lasting bonds and bidding farewell with a heart full of gratitude.