Founded in 2001, the JICC has become a hub of art, culture and learning in Jakarta for expatriates and locals alike, providing a comfortable retreat from the city with various classes, coffee mornings and dinner evenings among other events. It also plays an important role in helping recently arrived expatriates adjust to life in the city by offering a number of facilities from language and cultural orientation and staff referral services to networking events.
The range of classes includes pilates, yoga, international cooking, dance lessons, language skills (for members themselves, their kids or their household staff) and oil painting. In addition to the variety of classes offered, the center organizes day-tours and trips to such locations as Little India, the Botanical Gardens, as well as mountain hikes and pottery trip workshop. JICC has a gift shop, library and a cafetaria.