My bachelor thesis in economics was funded by Sida as a minor field study about oversea migration in Indonesia. I went there to interview migrant workers about the socio-economic reasons for migration. I stayed in rural parts of central Java and learned a lot about the culture of Indonesia.
It was impressing to see how established the market was of oversea migration and how much differences the remittances had on the local peoples livelihood.
After the thesis I traveled for another three months in Indonesia and it’s really a very interesting country.