Bali

Indonesia

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.

Key Location Info

Airport code:
DPS
Region:
Asia
Features:
🏄 🧘 🥗 🛕 🙏 🥑 🤿 🌴 🏖️ 🐒 🌋

Study Abroad Fees:

$2,350

N/A

+
-

We don't run Study Abroad Programs to this location currently.

This is where fees start for a 6 week Study Abroad Program to this location.

It's important to note that program fees increase as programs draw closer, so typically the sooner you secure your place on a program the lower fees you will pay.

Sometimes we run programs that are not 6 weeks. The fees for those programs will reflect the time frame.

To see what's included in your program fees, head to our dedicated Study Abroad page.

Gap Year Fees:

$2,550

N/A

+
-

We don't run Gap Year Programs to this location currently.

This is where fees start for a 6 week Gap Year Program to this location.

It's important to note that program fees increase as programs draw closer, so typically the sooner you secure your place on a program the lower fees you will pay.

Sometimes we run programs that are not 6 weeks. The fees for those programs will reflect the time frame.

To see what's included in your program fees, head to our dedicated Gap Year page.

Program Living Expenses:

$1,386

+
-

This is what we suggest Edumads bring as spending money on a 6 week program to this location. This estimate includes allowance for all:

  • Food & drink
  • Activities
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions

This figure is our estimate for a typical experience on a program. It's possible to spend far more or far less depending on your choices and priorities during your time abroad.

Our estimate for Gap Year programs and Study Abroad programs is the same.

N.B. Living expenses for a one month program:
$945

Solo Edumad Budget:

$1,167

+
-

This is what we estimate it would cost per month to live in this location if you were to organize your own trip.

We teach students how to organize their own trips in the Edumadic Academy.

What to expect from life in Bali

Understand the Culture

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.

Climb an Active Volcano

Climbing Mount Batur is a right of passage for every Edumad that joins a program in Bali. You'll wake up at 2am, drive through the night, and scramble for 2 hours up the side of the volcano just in time for sunrise. The climb will take your breath away, and then the sunrise will take it a second time.

You'll be greeted by the volcanoes resident monkey troupe, and even eat a breakfast cooked by the heat of the crater.

Learn to Surf

Bali is one of surf's meccas. Surfers travel from all over the world to dance on the islands waves. Kelly Slater even snuck into Bali for a month during COVID to surf without the crowds! Chances are you're not going to be surfing the same waves as Kelly Slater, but the waves around Canggu (where we live) are some of the best for beginners in the world. It's a gently breaking waves that goes on forever. You Balinese instructor will even push you onto the wave so you don't have to paddle!

Explore the surrounding Islands

Bali's neighboring islands are as much a pull as Bali itself. You're favorite Instagram influencer took many of their most epic shots on Nusa Penida, an island 30 mins off the eastern coast.

The Gili islands are a scuba divers playground and you'll feel like you're on the set of Castaway. The only modes of transport are your feet, bicycles and horse-drawn carts!

Detox

The neighborhood we live in when in Bali is well known as a hippie and healthnut hangout. Canggu is full of restaurants and cafes that cater for yogis, fitness fanatics, and surfers, all people that take care of their bodies. If you're Vegan, Keto, slow-carb, or just want to try one of these diets out for a month, you couldn't be living in a better place.

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 adventures awaiting you.

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 in every corner of the island, collecting those perfect #wanderlust insta posts.

What to expect from life in Bali

Understand the Culture

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.

Climb an Active Volcano

Climbing Mount Batur is a right of passage for every Edumad that joins a program in Bali. You'll wake up at 2am, drive through the night, and scramble for 2 hours up the side of the volcano just in time for sunrise. The climb will take your breath away, and then the sunrise will take it a second time.

You'll be greeted by the volcanoes resident monkey troupe, and even eat a breakfast cooked by the heat of the crater.

Learn to Surf

Bali is one of surf's meccas. Surfers travel from all over the world to dance on the islands waves. Kelly Slater even snuck into Bali for a month during COVID to surf without the crowds! Chances are you're not going to be surfing the same waves as Kelly Slater, but the waves around Canggu (where we live) are some of the best for beginners in the world. It's a gently breaking waves that goes on forever. You Balinese instructor will even push you onto the wave so you don't have to paddle!

Explore the surrounding Islands

Bali's neighboring islands are as much a pull as Bali itself. You're favorite Instagram influencer took many of their most epic shots on Nusa Penida, an island 30 mins off the eastern coast.

The Gili islands are a scuba divers playground and you'll feel like you're on the set of Castaway. The only modes of transport are your feet, bicycles and horse-drawn carts!

Detox

The neighborhood we live in when in Bali is well known as a hippie and healthnut hangout. Canggu is full of restaurants and cafes that cater for yogis, fitness fanatics, and surfers, all people that take care of their bodies. If you're Vegan, Keto, slow-carb, or just want to try one of these diets out for a month, you couldn't be living in a better place.

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 adventures awaiting you.

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 in every corner of the island, collecting those perfect #wanderlust insta posts.