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  • Locations: Ubud, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Bahasa, Indonesian
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Art, Communication, Dance, East Asian Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Internships, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Affairs, Religion, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Examine the important roles played by Indonesia’s six officially recognized religions and the arts in shaping sociocultural discourses in Bali and Java.

students with music teacherThis program, based in Bali, blends contemporary culture and politics with rich cultural traditions in the arts and religion. The program integrates students in the lives of urban and rural residents and immerses them in the traditions and contemporary interpretations of Hindu and Islamic religious and cultural practices in the context of political transformation and tourism development.

Major topics of study include:

  • The dynamic ways in which Balinese traditional arts, social networks, and the environment are changing, especially in urban settings, in conjunction with the opportunities and pressures of globalization
  • Current debates on the future of Balinese culture and society in relation to global pressures such as increased development and international tourism
  • The ancient roots of Javanese and Balinese culture and the history of the republican movement that led to the formation of modern Indonesia
  • How religion, society, and the arts have developed side by side on each island