Since 2014, Long Island University Global Australia
has been partnering with Bali Institute for Global Renewal
to offer an annual cultural immersion program for their students.
April 26 – May 14, 2017 • Bali, Indonesia
Each North American spring semester (Jan-Apr), Long Island University’s Australia Program provides students with the opportunity to live, learn and study in beautiful Byron Bay, Australia, where they can explore the dynamic relationships between humans and their environments from multiple disciplinary perspectives and by engaging with diverse ways of knowing. Part of LIU Global’s unique and immersive four-year undergraduate degree in global studies which takes students to live, study and work in up to eight countries on five continents (www.liu.edu/global), the Australia Program offers a rich experiential learning environment in a stunning location.
In 2015, the LIU program began including a Bali component that provides an important regional and comparative context, and has partnered with the Bali Institute to allow students to further deepen their understanding of the critical juncture of Indigenous and environmental issues. The program usually has a rich mix of students from a variety of backgrounds and is most suitable for those in their sophomore and junior year. Visiting students from other universities are welcome to apply.
Through seminars, guest lectures, excursions, field trips and an Aboriginal bush camp, students learn about Indigenous peoples and philosophies, eco-cultural history, ecological and cultural diversity in Australia, environmental ethics and sustainability, and the crucial relationship between social justice and environmental justice. During organized field trips, students visit national parks, hike in rainforests, explore coastal areas, snorkel in marine parks, swim under waterfalls and camp with Indigenous people on their lands within the wider region. Overall, this interdisciplinary program is characterized by a finely tuned balance between exciting experiential learning and rigorous academics.
Internships are available for current LIU students.
For inquiries or questions about an internship or any aspects of the program,
please click here to contact the Director, Mr. Soenke Biermann,