The Province of West Java, known to the locals as Land of Sunda, West Java society is diverse and multicultural, the honesty, friendliness, and openness will impress you. And the great advantage of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other. Powerful and ancient kingdoms, such as Tarumanegara, Pajajaran and Cirebon, have risen, ruled and fallen in the history of this Province and provide fascinating studies for students of archaeology and history. West Java was one of the first, contact points in Indonesia for Indian traders and their cultural influences and it was here that the Dutch and British first set foot in Indonesia. The Dutch moved their center of operations to Sunda Kelapa (now Jakarta) after fierce competition and rivalry with the British, only to return at a later date.
Universitas Padjadjaran (Padjadjaran University or UNPAD) is one of the oldest government universities in Indonesia, which was built in 11 September 1957. The first faculties founded are : Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Economics, Teaching Education Faculty. The main campus is located in Jatinangor, Sumedang and 2 faculties (Economy and Law) plus most of the post-graduate programs are located in Dipati Ukur, Bandung.
Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) is a hospital located in Bandung, precisely in the way Pasteur 38 Bandung number 40 161. This hospital is one of the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the form service company. Previously the hospital was named RS Rancabadak. These names are still used by the people of Bandung and its logo still visible in the form of pictures rhino having a bath in the ranch (swamp in Sundanese). This hospital is now led by a major director Prof. Cissy Rachiana Sudjana Prawira-Kartasasmita, Sp.A. (K), Ph.D. Hasan Sadikin Hospital, built during the Dutch colonial rule since 1920 but only officially opened on October 15, 1923. Was known then is Algemeene Bandoengche Het Ziekenhuis, and later amended in 1927 becomes a town Ziekenhuis Juliana. That time the new hospital capacity 300 beds.
Taxi, a little bit expensive but comfortable
Angkot, cheap but less comfortable
1. Paris van Java
Jalan Sukajadi No.137-139, Bandung
A shopping mall located near Hasan Sadikin Hospital. If you need to buy things you forget to bring, you can shop here. It has a very unique building design too Paris van Java has many restaurants, cafe, and coffee shop (Pizza e birra, Sushi groove, Pancious pancake, Kafe Halaman, Richeese factory, Burger King, Duck King, Cold stone, Baskin Robbins, J.Co donuts, Starbucks and many moore) and also there is a cinema “Blitz megaplex”.
2. Trans Studio
Jl. Gatot Subroto No 289, Bandung
The largest indoor theme park in Indonesia, located at Trans Studio Mall. There are lots of interesting games here such as giant swing, Yamaha jet coaster, etc.
3. Pangandaran Beach
Ciamis Regency, West Java
Pangandaran is known as “West Java’s Bali”. Here, you can do lots of water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc.
4. Green Canyon
Ciamis Regency, West Java
People says this place is “secret of java”. Because the place is so natural and beautiful. Here, you can do lots of interesting activities such as canoeing, body rafting, etc. There are lots of stalagmites and stalactites around the cliffs here, which form beautiful views. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and waterproof camera!
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It’s a metropolitan city. Skyscrapers, single story residential houses, modern apartment complexes, luxurious and huge mall - all coexist in this city. It’s only 148 km from Bandung by freeway and takes 2-4 hours depends on traffic condition.
Please obey all the things written below.
The clothing rule in Indonesia is extremely strict so don’t forget to bring appropriate clothes mentioned below:
- Bring your own white coat and stethoscope, plus surgical gown if you enter Surgery Department
- Please wear RESPECTABLE CLOTHES: SHIRT with COLLAR (for male and female)
- Wear SHOES instead of SANDALS; but feminine shoe sandals for female are okay
- JEANS are NOT ALLOWED during your day at the hospital
- Female students must wear KNEE LENGTH SKIRT or longer. If not please wear TROUSERS instead of jeans.
- Bring your Academic Quality HANDBOOK to be confirmed to our hospitals so that you can gain more in this exchange. Supervisors will sign on your HANDBOOK if they think you participate seriously and curiously. You can ask your LEO and NEO about this HANDBOOK
- Please fill SCOPE EVALUATION FORM at the end of your exchange month.
- Take your exchange time seriously. Don’t skip any lectures. Certification from IFMSA would be only given for you who have attended at least 80% of HOSPITAL WORK EFFECTIVE DAYS.