Bali

9th Nov - 7th Dec (1 month)

We're Going Home!

We've been longing to return to Bali ever since borders around the world closed. Bali is our spiritual home, we've spent more time on programs there than any other location in the world, and for good reason. Not only does Bali have so much to see and do, but it has an almost magnetic pull that has us and everyone else that is fortunate to set foot on it, counting down the days until they can return. That day has finally come.

Key Program Info

Program Location:
Bali, Indonesia
Program Dates:
9th Nov - 7th Dec (1 month)
Program fees:
$2,150
Monthly living costs:
$882
Airport code:
DPS

What to expect from a month in Bali

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Explore Central Bali

Thereโ€™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 youโ€™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 chasinโ€™ waterfalls in every corner of the island, collecting those perfect #wanderlust insta posts.

What to expect from a month in Bali

๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿง˜ ๐Ÿ›• ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿฅ‘ ๐Ÿคฟ ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒ‹

โ€

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.

โ€

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.

โ€

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!

โ€

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

Thereโ€™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 youโ€™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 chasinโ€™ waterfalls in every corner of the island, collecting those perfect #wanderlust insta posts.

Program Fees

$2,150

Ends 20th July

$2,350

Ends 10th August

$2,350

Ends 10th August

$2,550

Ends 7th September

$2,550

Ends 7th September

What's Included?

Accommodation & study space

When combining online classes with world travel, it's vitally important that you have your own space to recharge and relax. That's why each Edumad on our programs always has their own private room.

You will also have access to a study space with super fast internet and comfortable seating and desks. Perfect for keeping on top of your online classes!

Community

You'll be living, learning and exploring alongside a handpicked group of like-minded individuals.

All participants of our programs must be taking online classes. Most are taking classes towards a degree, but not all.

90% of Edumads are 18-25 years old, with the average age being 22.

24/7 in person support

Our Program Coordinators live alongside participants for the duration of the program. They are available 24 hours a day to assist in any situation.

Beyond the Coordinators themselves, Edumadic has an extensive support network of local suppliers, agents, and advisors in each location, accumulated from both previous time on programs in that region and the personal travel experiences of all Edumadic staff.

Location guides & maps

We provide you with our own personalized maps and location guides with information collated from all our past programs as well as our own personal exploration.

We also provide a briefing on arrival, sharing with you the most important information, particularly around safety and navigating the neighborhood you will be calling home.

Organization of trips and events

The Edumadic team are on hand to organise various trips and events throughout the program.

Typically this means daily activities in the area that we live, weekly day trips to tourist hotspots, and bi-weekly overnight excursions to exciting sights and experiences that are a bit further afield.

Volunteering opportunities

In each destination you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the localย environment and giveback to the community that hosts our programs.

The opportunities vary depending on the location and season, but most often they involve animal welfare, the environment, and teaching english.

Airport transfer on arrival

Landing in a new country can be stressful, and is the time that you're most vulnerable to scams. We will pick you up from the airport to make sure your time abroad starts without a hitch.

Transfers from our accommodation back to the airport are not included in program fees but we will assist in organizing this for you.

A life changing experience

If you believe our past Edumads, joining one of our programs is probably going to change your life!

What's Not Included?

Classes

The online classes you plan to take while on an Edumadic program are not included in the program fees unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Ultimately it is each Edumad's responsibility to ensure they are enrolled in classes appropriate for taking while on a program. However, we can offer guidance on what type of classes and course-load is suitable for a program.

We have also collected the best online courses for college credit on the internet in our Course Catalog. These courses are all very well suited for combining with world travel.

Flights

Your initial flight from your home to the start of the program, and from the end of the program back home, are not included in the program fees.

We offer flight booking support upon request, and can assist in planning transfers between back to back programs.

Spending Money

Participants need to bring money to cover their living costs on the program.

Estimated living costs are listed above in the "Key Program Info" section. It includes allowance for food, drink, entertainment and all typical activities and excursions that are enjoyed in that location.

Travel Insurance

All our participants are required to acquire appropriate travel insurance for the duration of programs they attend.

Due to the long term nature of our programs your home insurance is unlikely to be appropriate.

We are happy to suggest insurance providers designed for participants of programs such as ours.

Visas

Edumads are responsible for their own visa to be granted entry into the country.

Most programs run in countries where there is no pre-planning required to enter the country. Visas are issued at immigration as you go through the airport, or are not required at all. Sometimes a small fee is charged.

We will inform you of the visa requirements for the program you choose to attend, but ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure you are eligible to enter the country where your program runs.

Securing Your Place

Step 1: Complete the application

  1. Fill out the application form
  2. Book your interview

It is required that all participants of Edumadic programs are studying online. Most are taking online classes towards a degree, but you are allowed to be taking unaccredited classes.

If you would like to earn college credit online while on the program, but aren't currently enrolled anywhere, or your university doesn't offer suitable online classes, let us know. There are many organizations that offer affordable, online courses for college credit that anybody can enroll in. We can help you pick one that's a good fit for your circumstances.

Step 2: Pay your deposit

  • $600 to secure your place.

Step 3: Pay remaining fees

  • The remaining fees for the program will be due 10 weeks before the start of the program.

COVID booking terms

  • You are able to defer your attendance to a future program (within 18 months of the original booking) for any reason if notice is given before remaining fees are due.
  • If COVID related restrictions are put in place that make it impossible for us to run the program, a full refund of all fees paid will be available up to 30 days before the start of the program.
  • If there are less than 30 days before the start of the program and COVID related restrictions are put in place which make it impossible for us to run the program, 50% of all fees paid will be refunded, and the remaining 50% can be used against a future program (within 18 months of the original booking).

If you have any questions about this program or anything else Edumadic related, feel free to email us at info@edumadic.com. We'd be happy to hear from you!