CIELO Bali

 

CIELO Bali: Culture, History, & People


DESCRIPTION

This winter, we will explore Bali’s challenges through interaction with the island’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s). Through this 14-day program, students will get a balanced perspective of life on the island of Bali. Students will be in non-traditional environments or “living classrooms” and have the opportunity to snorkel over a coral restoration site, speak with members of the Balinese royal family, and visit organizations that bring simple technologies to communities in need.

Sample activities and excursions include venturing out into Ubud village for a team scavenger hunt and learning more about Balinese culture through interacting with the local community; joining a fun introductory workshop in a village banjar, or community center (the banjar is where villagers prepare offerings and foods for ceremonies, meet and discuss village affairs, practice music and dance, and just hang out and chat with each other); and a visit to Tirta Empul holy spring temple, considered a sacred site to purify the soul and mind by the Balinese people.

LOGISTICS

  • Dates: Dec. 28th, 2022 - Jan. 10, 2023
  • Cost: approximately $3,400 (includes flight, lodging, travel insurance, excursions, and majority of meals)
  • Program Themes: Cultural Exploration, Service Learning, Environmental Justice, Social Justice, Public Health 

ITINERARY

  • Days 1-7: Ubud
  • Days 7-11: Pemuteran
  • Days 12-14: Sanur 

ACTIVITIES/EXCURSIONS

  • Tri Hita Karana
  • PKP Women’s Center
  • Tirta Empul
  • Mount Batur Volcano
  • Threads of Life
  • Mai Organic Farm
  • Agung Rai
  • Peliatan Royal Palace
  • Legong Dance
  • Kopernik (NGO)
  • Bali Sari Foundation
  • Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
  • Biorock Coral Restoration Project
  • Turtle Hatchery
  • Eco-Bricks
  • West Bali National Park
  • East Bali Immersion
  • East Bali Cashews
  • Coral Triangle Center
  • R.O.L.E Foundation

APPLICATION INFORMATION 

APPLY HERE

Deadline: Oct. 10th, 2022

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Bali Application