Asia

Bali

Indonesia
Early Spring
Late Spring
Early Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall
Late Fall
Program fees =
$2,200

Bali is a land that seems to have a magnet at its very heart. It is a feeling that’s difficult to understand unless experienced, but once visited you will surely be compelled to come back and you may even want to stay forever, such is its pull. Maybe it’s Bali’s beauty, maybe the friendly locals, or maybe even the influence from spirits that certainly abide on this “Island of the Gods”. We’ve spent a lot of time here both on our own trips and on previous Programs. We couldn’t think of many better places to stay than Canggu, the haven of hipsters, wave hunters, and health nuts.

Climb an active volcano

Take the long drive through the night to get your breath taken away in more ways than one! Climb for 2 hours to the top of Mount Batur in the dead of night to witness this stunning sunrise, while enjoying a breakfast cooked in the heat of Batur’s crater!

Explore central Bali

There’s more to life in Bali than beaches! Take a ride up into the centre of Bali through lush rice terraces (which is an experience in itself!) and you’ll find all sorts of activities to explore and sights to see.

Wander the streets of magical Ubud, through the Monkey Forest and onto Campuhan Ridgewalk. Pay your respects and understand the unique Balinese culture in its temples. Go chasin’ waterfalls all around the island, collecting those perfect #wanderlust insta posts.

Surf’s up!

Learn to surf or hone your skills, Bali has a surf spot for every level, and plenty of beach boys happy to give you your first lesson.

We live minutes from the beach, so by the time your time in Bali is up you’ll be hanging ten and riding the tube with the best of them!

Surrounding islands

Seen everything there is to see on Bali? I doubt it. But if you're feeling adventurous there are several neighbouring islands worth checking out that are just a couple hours away across the sea. Lombok is the Bali of 30 years ago, still relatively undeveloped. The three Nusa islands (Penida, Ceningan, Lembongan) are both a scuba diving and instagram mecca. The Gili islands offer a bit of both on a miniature scale, depending on which one you choose to visit.

Ceremony Central

Bali has a a rich and complex culture that would take a lifetime to truly understand for an outsider. The island is a Hindu sanctuary in a Muslim majority country, and the religion permeates all aspects of life. Every morning offerings are laid out in front of and around each and every building, and ceremonies take place almost daily.

There are hundreds of other aspects of life that are influenced by the religion and heritage of the islands. They seem to have a profoundly positive affect on the Balinese, who are some of the most welcoming and happy people we've ever met.

Key Info

Airport code:
DPS
Living cost:
$1,386
Program fees:
$2,200
Total cost (fees + living):
$3,586
Upcoming Programs

Late Fall '20: October 28th - December 9th

Early Spring '21: January 7th - February 18th

Late Spring '21: February 25th - April 8th

Early Summer: May 20th - July 1st

Late Summer '21: July 9th - August 20th

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