BALI

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Explore the intersection of modern medicine and indigenous wisdom as you lend a hand with community health projects.

Highlights

FOR THE BALI: GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE™ PROGRAM

  • Shadow and assist medical students during pop-up clinics
  • Observe how public health systems are implemented in developing communities
  • Visit a natural birth clinic aimed at reducing maternal and child mortality
  • Design and deliver health education workshops for local youth
  • Surf with locals on world-renowned waves in Southern Bali
  • Snorkel over coral reefs and a historic shipwreck

BALI

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Program Overview

On this program you will experience a side of Bali few travelers to the island ever get to see. Study public health through two different perspectives: Western convention and the indigenous wisdom of the East. Deepen your understanding of the global health puzzle with a visit to a natural birth clinic, and uncover how cultural competence is just as important for achieving wellness as medical resources and technology. This Public Health & Medicine program combines meaningful community service with immersive learning and adventure to curate an ideal itinerary for your stay on the island. During your time not spent on community service, enjoy Bali’s uplifting culture through live music, dance performances and memorable meals. This is a high adventure program on the Balinese coast, and a journey you will never forget.

BALI

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Community Service

Are you passionate about making a difference in the health of communities in-need? Are you inspired by the chance to discover what the public health and medical fields are like in practice on a remote island? If so, this is an ideal, hands-on program for you. Spend time assisting medical students, NGOs and community leaders at a primary care health clinic in a local village. Observe how care is delivered, and depending on the situation at hand, jump in to help respond to needs. Recording data, assisting with pulse checks, scribing information for doctors or restocking supplies are all potentially on the agenda. Take your experience full circle as you help design and deliver a health education workshop for local youth during the second half of the program.

Immersive Learning

Bali is a cultural treasure as unique as the welcoming communities and architectural wonders you’ll discover on the island. You will be immersed in diverse healthcare settings, including pop-up clinics practicing Western medicine, a traditional jungle healer’s practice, and health workshops with children. To better understand the local philosophy on holistic wellness, you’ll also visit a natural birth clinic and explore where natural remedies are grown on an herbal walk. Beyond the theme of Public Health & Medicine, there’s no better way to learn about traditional Balinese culture than with full sensory immersion: temple visits, a rice paddy walk, live gamelan music, legong dance performances and dinner at the Royal Palace.

Adventure

With its pounding surf, emerald rice terraces and artistic culture, Bali is adventure, culture and spirituality all in one. Visit Amed, a sleepy fishing village off the beaten path that’s just waiting to be discovered. You’ll go on a spectacular sunrise boat ride just off the island’s coast and snorkel over coral reefs, marine wildlife, and even the remnants of a Japanese shipwreck from World War II. On the 21-day Flagship Program, you’ll also have a one-of-a-kind experience learning to scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the island. Near Home Base, adventure is also never far away — surf among friendly locals on world-class waves and go on a whitewater rafting expedition down a river.

Lodging

Home Base will be in Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub, which has all the comforts of home but bears the artful and serene essence that draws people from all over the world to the island. Your housing will be diverse, from an authentic family home to a beach bungalow. Students share comfortable, gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to bathrooms with Western-style toilets and showers.

BALI

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

21-Day Flagship Program
Ages 14-19
2022 Dates
JUN 25 – JUL 15, 2022
JUL 19 – AUG 08, 2022
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 36
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-19
Lodging: Enclosed Compound
14-Day Program
Ages 14-19
2022 Dates
JUN 19 – JUL 02, 2022
JUL 06 – JUL 19, 2022
JUL 23 – AUG 06, 2022
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 8 to 1
Community Service Hours: 24
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-19
Lodging: Enclosed Compound

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, a $600 deposit and $95 application fee are required.

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BALI

GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

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