About us


To unite the Indonesians studying in New York City, while promoting a patriotic spirit. Fostering a familial community relying on one another as we flourish into global students with an holistic understanding of the evolving world.


To serve as a platform that cultivates a tight-knit community, to reinforce our roots to the Indonesian heritage, and to provide resources to enhance our academics and career.

Permias New York City is a non-profit Indonesian students association made up of Indonesian students living in all five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. We strive to unite students from different universities and colleges around the city by means of social, cultural, and academic events.

Permias New York City is also a proud member of Permias Nasional, the parent organization that represents the entire Indonesian students living across the United States.

Other members of Permias Nasional include: Permias Massachusetts, Permias Philadelphia, Permias Washington DC, Permias Los Angeles and Permias San Francisco Bay Area (comprised of several smaller Permias members such as Permias AAU, Permias Hult and the Berkeley Indonesian Students Association). Follow us on Facebook (Permias New York City) and Instagram (@permiasnyc) to get more updates on the latest happenings in one of the greatest cities in the world. Looking for seminars, concerts, gallery openings or the trendiest brunch spots in the City? Not to worry, we’ve got it all covered!