Jogja is famous as a “student city” has its own charm for its residents, tourists, not to mention the students or migrant students. In accordance with its nickname as “student city”, there are many universities both public and private universities and High Schools in Jogja. When first visiting this city, a different atmosphere will be felt. Friendly residents, comfortable weather, culture, low living cost, make many people feel at home in Jogja.
For migrant students, boarding house or dorm rent fees and foods in Jogja are very affordable. Indeed there are many options, from cheap to expensive. Surely it is worth the money. Around UGM campus that is large, spreads boarding house or dorm that is close to the campus. Simply by walking it can reach the campus. The rental price of dorm also vary, from the price of hundreds of thousands to millions of rupiah per month. Students will not be difficult to find daily meals needs. There are culinary options variety available in Jogja with cheap prices around campus and boarding house/dorm.
Another option is to live in UGM dormitories around UGM campus such as Darmaputera Baciro, Darmaputra Santren, Darmaputra Karanggayam, Ratnaningsih Bulaksumur, Ratnaningsih Kinanti and Ratnaningsih Sagan (more details can be found on residence.ugm.ac.id/ ). Cafeteria and foodcourt are also available in each faculties, even some majors or study programs have their own.
Jogja city is not a large city (in area). It makes quick access to anywhere. With the public transportation such as TransJogja, transportation in Jogja is easy to access. City Bus, Taxi, Ojek (motorcycle taxi) and becak (pedicab) are easy to find in Jogja. If you bring a private vehicle, traffic jam is a rarity in Jogja. Traffic jam occurs only in rush hours and at certain location only.
Jogja is also famous for its hospitality, simplicity and culture. Jogjakarta’s gentle, warm and friendly culture with the art of its inhabitants can be seen in every corner of Jogja. Cultural celebration is often held in Jogja, considering that the Province of Yogyakarta applies the Kingdom system in its government. The atmosphere of ancient culture combined with globalization without forgetting the very thick ancestral heritage was felt in Yogyakarta.
The Special Region of Yogyakarya extends from the highlands to the coastals. With such geographical location, tourism in Jogja is very complete and vary, from mountain tours such as Mount Merapi and Kaliurang plateau, to the beautiful seas with its white sand. Not to forget also the typical cultural tourism of Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta Palace Complex, Temple and more than 25 museums are in Jogja. Hospitality of Jogja people we can feel and learn the culture by visiting various tourist villages in Jogja. Tourism in Jogja is a major attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.
Various privileges of study in Jogja make the students who have passed reluctant to leave from Jogja. Jogja is a city that we must keep its comfort, culture and friendliness. Jogjakarta, istimewa.