Semarang, io.undip.semarang: Diponegoro University (UNDIP) as an Indonesian State University with main focus in eco-coastal development conducts tropical course program with a theme of ”Tropical Course on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development in Coastal Region”. The course was started initially at 2013 in UNDIP Campus in Semarang and Karimunjawa island, Central Java, Indonesia. The course education is implemented through participants understand construction by conceptual and field experience exploration. The course contents consist of introduction of coastal area, sustainable development, and culture and local wisdom. The course activities are the class and field activities. The class activities are lectures sessions to deliver the understanding, which uses methods of constructivism and student-centered learning in interactive two ways communication. The field activity also involve the participants with the local culture perfomances (music and dance).


Participants are students, academicians, or member of public who are interested to culture and sustainable development in coastal region. Both international and national participants are invited for this course (seats are limited).

COURSE DATE (28 August – 5 September 2019)

DAY 1-2

Opening sessions

Development in coastal region, life and community in coastal region, ecotourism in Karimunjawa


Trip to Karimunjawa

Field orientation


Jungle tracking in the forest

Mangrove exploration

Fauna exploration in wet land

Coastal cleaning activity


Exploration of coral reefs

Island exploration

Trip back to Semarang

DAY 6-7

Social interaction with local people

Focus group discussion

Local cultural studies

Traditional dance performance

Formulation for problem solving

Action plan for sustainable development in coastal region final report


Meals during course, student room during course (including in Karimunjawa), city tranport, snorkling, underwater photos, hats, and course kits. Ticket from/to home country is not included.


MoU-Univ. Student : no charge (free*)

  • UNDIP’s student : IDR 1.500.000
  • Others : USD 889

*limited seat to invited university partner


To apply this program, participant have to submit the application form attached below in electronic format to our e-mail: and cc : with subject Tropical Course 2019-Diponegoro University_Name

Download here : Tropical Course Application Form 2019


Send the document before 30 April 2019.

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