Bali: Island Education Initiative™
Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of the “Island of the Gods,” and discover unexpected treasures while scuba diving in the Bali Sea.
- Teach children at local Balinese schools
- Learn to scuba dive in turquoise waters
- Explore the island’s spiritual culture through temple visits
- Have dinner at the Royal Palace with the Prince of Ubud
- Surf with locals in Southern Bali, a world-class surf destination
On This Program you will...
Journey to the island of Bali, where you’ll positively influence local youth and explore the many wonders of the “Island of the Gods.” The Balinese people are what make this region truly beautiful. Charming and generous, local residents warmly welcome you to to their communities and invite you to learn about the unique culture of Indonesia’s most diverse island. Volunteer at a local school, teaching English and bonding with the community. In the afternoons and evenings, you might hike to a waterfall, hop on a spider boat to catch the sunset, or gather around a bonfire on the beach.
Your Adventure is Just Around the Corner!
Speaking English unlocks advancement opportunities for Balinese youth. In this tourist hotspot, many of the villages and impoverished communities are overlooked, and as a result, Bali’s education is one area that needs attention. Volunteer at an English camp and create unforgettable bonds with your students as you design creative lesson plans and share crucial language lessons. Through community service, you’ll get to know the local people and get a rare peek into the daily life of the Balinese.
Surrounded by beautiful beaches, lush green terraced rice paddies and intricate temples, you’ll be interacting daily with a culture that celebrates sustainable, communal living. You’ll learn about environmental issues during your scuba excursion, discuss problems facing modern-day rice farmers, and enjoy a traditional dinner and conversation with the Prince of Ubud at the Royal Palace. Try your hand at the gamelan drum and legong dance and participate in ancient ceremonies to truly absorb the island’s spiritual culture.
Every day in Bali is filled with epic adventures that chart the island from corner to corner. You’ll quickly understand that all adventure here is tied to living harmoniously with the natural world. Learn to scuba dive and explore the coral reef, whitewater raft through lush vegetation, explore temples built to blend in with their exotic backdrops and surf the Southern Bali coastline, one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Spend one night at an eco-camp on a cashew farm. It’s more than just a nut farm—this is a social enterprise that employs women of farming families and teaches the community about sustainability.
Home Base in Bali will be in three locations as you travel around the island during the program: Ubud, Singaraja and Amed. These fascinating destinations have all the comforts of home, but also a distinct essence that draws people from all over the world. Students share comfortable, gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to bathrooms with toilets and cold-water showers.
Are you passionate about improving the lives of children?
- Tutor abroad and provide education to children at school and outside the classroom
- Be a friend and role model to the youngest generation
- Inspire local children to dream big and achieve their ambitions
- Leave a lasting impact on the community through infrastructure improvements at local schools
Dates & Tuition
Island Education Initiative™
21-Day Flagship Program
|June 16 – July 6, 2020|
|July 10 – July 30, 2020|
Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses Including:
- All educational materials
- 3 meals per day
- All in-country transportation
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
- 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
- Secondary medical and travel insurance
- All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
- Pre-departure materials and support
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Custom Group Travel Option
Global Leadership Adventures offers open enrollment on this program to any high school student who wishes to join any of the summer session dates listed above. Students will meet other teens from around the country and the world who sign up for the same program dates and destination.
Alternatively, this program is also available as an option for custom group travel any time of the year for those looking to put together their own group trip.
GLA Custom Group Travel works with educators, group leaders, or self-led students to create a tailored experience for their specific group of 12 or more students. Select a pre-designed itinerary or select your own countries, themes, and learning objectives. GLA’s service-learning methodology is the vehicle through which students learn, grow and challenge themselves and their fellow travelers; our host communities welcome students’ energy and helping hands.
Leadership and personal growth are the core components of all of our programs, regardless of duration, destination or theme type and can be woven throughout every aspect of the experience through our intentional design as desired by the group leader. Our programs aim to ignite participants to become inspired to be the change.