The City of Solo
The city of Solo (short name for Surakarta) is a cultural heart of Javanese culture. Located between three volcanoes, one is the most active volcano in the world, Solo offers various cultural activities starting from traditional dances, wayang kulit, wayang orang performance, until beautiful natural destinations just a few kilometers away outside its border. Solo is also well known with its various traditional foods and beverages. The city is a major hub that connects the west part and east part of Java Island. The city has a well known bus terminal of Tirtonadi, train station of Balapan, and Adi Sumarmo international airport.
Life in Solo
Solo has tropical climate with full year sunshine. The daily temperature is around 26-35 degree Celcius with humidity around 65-95%. In the rainy season around October-April, Solo can distinctly chill, while in dry season around March-September you will find the sun shines brightly.
The famous beverages and traditional foods can be found 24 hours non-stop in Solo with relatively low price. The living cost is Solo is also relatively low compared to other cities in Indonesia. The average living cost is US$ 100 per month including accommodation and food.
The Green Campus
In the lush and tranquil area of the university, students can spend their free time doing some outdoor activities. The university gates are open before six a.m., and even way before that, they who want to jog or exercise can enter the green campus freely using the pathway that connected to all the faculty. Students may enjoy running in front of the main Dr. Prakoso building or just take longer track to run around the approximately 150 acres of open green area.
Our campus has place serious concern in preserving its natural environment. It is prohibited to catch or hunt any kinds of animals that live in the campus area, most notoriously birds and fishes. If you have a free time in the morning, go walk or jog around the green campus, and enjoy the natural bird singing everywhere.