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Bali: Global Health Initiative™

Bali: Global Health Initiative™

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

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Highlights

  • Shadow local health professionals at a primary care clinic for rural communities
  • 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 on a weekend excursion

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Overview

East meets West in this unique program, where you’ll study public health through two different perspectives: Western convention and the indigenous wisdom of the East. You'll significantly deepen your understanding of the many pieces that make up the global health puzzle, especially in the developing world, where cultural competence is just as important for achieving wellness as medical ability and technology. During your time off service, enjoy Bali’s uplifting culture through live music and dance performances, memorable meals and high adventure on the coast.

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Community Service

Spend time assisting local health professionals, 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. Take your experience full circle as you help design and deliver a health education workshop for local youth in the second half of the program.

Hands-On Learning

Shadowing local leaders, you’ll be immersed in diverse healthcare settings—Western pop-up clinics, a traditional jungle healer’s practice, and health workshops with local youth. You’ll begin to grasp the complexity of building and sustaining a public healthcare system. To better understand local philosophy on holistic wellness, you’ll also visit a natural birth clinic and explore where natural remedies are grown on an herbal walk. Finally, 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.

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Adventure

With its pounding surf, emerald rice terraces and artistic culture, Bali is adventure, culture and spirituality all in one. Take a weekend trip to Amed, a sleepy fishing village off the beaten path. You’ll go on a sunrise boat ride alongside local fishermen in their traditional spider boats and snorkel over coral reefs, marine wildlife, and even the remnants of a Japanese shipwreck from World War II. On the 21-day program, you'll learn to scuba dive in the crystal clear Balinese waters. Near Home Base, adventure is also never far away—surf among friendly locals on world-class waves and go whitewater rafting down the 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.

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Dates & Tuition

Bali: Global Health Initiative™ 21-Day Program Flagship
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 40
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 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
Bali: Global Health Initiative™ 21-Day Program Flagship
2019 Dates
Jun 15 - Jul 5, 2019
Jul 9 - Jul 29, 2019
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 40
Language Hours: N/A
See What's Included
Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 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
Bali: Global Health Initiative™ 14-Day Program
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
See What's Included
Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 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
Bali: Global Health Initiative™ 14-Day Program
2019 Dates
Jun 16 - Jun 29, 2019
Jul 2 - Jul 15, 2019
Jul 19 - Aug 1, 2019
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2019
Duration: 14 days
Tuition: $3,999
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 30
Language Hours: N/A
See What's Included
Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 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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