Inspire local children in one of the most enchanting corners of the Earth.
- Ride the elephants through the jungle
- Visit the Elephant Safari Park and feed and ride elephants
- Teach English in a local elementary school
- Sail on a Balinese spider boat to watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean
- Share a meal with the Prince of Peliatan
- Discover hidden treasures as you snorkel over a shipwreck
- Surf the waves of Bali’s famous sun-kissed beaches
- Trek through rice paddies and see local farmers at work
- Feel your heart race as you white-water raft down the Telaga Waja River
Journey to the Indonesian island of Bali this summer and plant powerful seeds of opportunity for the next generation. Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is one of the most peaceful, scenic destinations on earth. Despite its famed fusion of spirituality and ecology, there are educational gaps waiting to be filled. You’ll volunteer in a local school, teaching English and inspiring children in the community. In the afternoons, you might bathe in the waters of a sacred hot spring, hike to a waterfall, or hop on a spider boat to catch the sunset over the mountains. Your weekend will be packed with excursions such as white-water rafting and snorkeling over a shipwreck! Engage cutting edge non-profit organizations, influence local students, journey off the beaten path, and relish a warm and vibrant local culture.
Step into the shoes of an English teacher in a public elementary school minutes away from the northern coast of Bali. Creating meaningful relationships with your students as you teach them crucial language skills will give you memories to last a lifetime. Community service will be your opportunity to interact with the local people and get a closer look at the culture and daily life of the Balinese.
- Check out our student video of children learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Bali.
In Bali, amid the spectacular views, green rice paddies, and holy temples, you will be immersed in the culture of sustainable communal living. You will learn about the intersection of traditional spirituality and the modern world, and take lessons from how the Balinese express their harmonious balance through the arts. You will attend hands-on workshops to learn the Balinese Gamelan drum and Legong dance, participate in a dialogue with the Prince of Ubud about current issues facing this community, and play traditional games with local high schoolers your own age. Every aspect of the program is designed to put you on the ground in Bali, outside of the tourist areas and into the streets, to uncover your potential to create life-changing experiences by deeply engaging with the host culture.
- Check out our student video of GLA students learning traditional Legong Dance.
Every day is an adventure in Bali, and you’ll spend the weekends and afternoons exploring the island and all its breathtaking sites. You’ll surely understand why the Balinese culture is based on living harmoniously with the natural world when you white-water raft through its luscious rice paddies, visit remote temple sites, snorkel through the coral reef, and take a surfboard out and ride shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s best surfers in the waters of southern Bali. You will also visit the Elephant Safari park where you will feed, ride, and learn about these amazing animals.
Your home in Bali will be Lovina, a quiet coastal town on the Balinese coast. Seven traditional villages merge to form Lovina, and the coast is fringed by black sand beaches. This fascinating village has all the comforts of home, but has the distinct essence that draws people from all over the world to witness its serenity, beauty, and power.