Program Overview

How much do you know about Indonesia? Have you been to East Java? Join us exploring four regions of Java’s eastern province – Surabaya, the capital city of the province; Madura, popularly known as the Salt Island; Jember, the tobacco city; and Malang, the city with mildest climate in the region. Experience and learn a glimpse of Indonesia’s diversity: religion, culture, history, technology, and natural resources, through a two-week education safari hosted by ten major public universities in the province.

East Java Exploration (EJx) is designed as a general course with a multidisciplinary approach for participants to explore East Java by addressing several goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of economics, social and environmental issues such as education, poverty, gender equality, climate change, water conservation, sustainable cities and communities. Participants will obtain a deeper understanding of East Java through cultural tours, a series of lectures, discussions, and face-to-face interactions with individuals from all backgrounds. They will also build friendships and network for the future.

Program Details

  1. Credit Earning Program: Participants who apply to the credit earning program will get a transcript and a certificate of completion. Credit earning program participants are required to complete a final paper and group presentation.
  2. Non-Credit Program: Participants who do not apply for the credit program will just receive a certificate of completion based on the minimum entry requirements of the program. Non credit earning program participants are required to complete a final group presentation.

  1. The Dynamic Life of Pesantren Education

  2. Inclusive Education

  3. Community Enterprise, a Grass-Root Movement in Overcoming Poverty

  4. Emerging Technologies in Agriculture and Food

  5. Mangrove Conservation and Economic Welfare

  6. Agroforestry for Climate Resilience

  7. On Campus Water Conservation: Save Water, Save the Future

  8. Gender and Community-Based Tourism in Malang

  9. Coffee Industrialisation: From Bean, Culture, Art to The Cup

  10. Smart City

  1. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
  2. Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR)
  3. Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA)
  4. Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel Surabaya (UINSA)
  5. Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jawa Timur (UPNVJT)
  6. Universitas Brawijaya (UB)
  7. Universitas Negeri Malang (UM)
  8. Universitas Negeri Jember (UNEJ)
  9. Universitas Trunojoyo Madura (UTM)
  10. Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Malang)




  • Being recommended by the International Office of Home University or Home Institution (template is provided).
  • Good command of English
  • A strong desire to explore new places, meet new people and (expand/grow/further develop) inter-cultural communication skills

Required Documents (Students)

  • Motivation Letter (in English; 200 words);
  • Able to speak in English;
  • Academic Transcript (all semesters for students);
  • Recommendation Letter (Download template here);
  • Scan of Passport or Student Card.

Required Documents (Non-Students)

  • Motivation Letter (in English);
  • Scan of Passport or Identity Card.

EJX 2024

EJx Website

Contact Person

io@uinsby.ac.id (EJx Comittee)

international@its.ac.id (Ms. Nastiti)