“…wonderful, transformative organization profoundly invested in the local culture…your staff are smart, caring, and motivated to really educate participants in their programs. The experience moved me, challenged me, and inspired me.”

University of San Diego Graduate Student

“The Bali Institute is a beautifully designed organization that allowed me to see a diverse picture of life, tradition, history, culture, and values in Bali. I recommend the Bali Institute without hesitation.”

University of San Diego Graduate Student School

“Without exception the students were moved and enlightened by their experiences… your program exceeded our expectations… we are eternally grateful to Bali Institute and the Balinese people… it was one of the greatest growth experiences for our students and leaders. Thank you for that opportunity!”

Professor Patricia Kiladis,
Northeastern University

University Programs in Collaboration with Bali Institute

Bali Institute provides custom-designed cultural immersion and service learning programs for university faculty-led courses focused on numerous topics including field biology, global social entrepreneurship, global wellness, alternative medicine, leadership and the creative arts.  We also have our own signature training programs in facilitative leadership and social entrepreneurship.  We are in active partnerships with the top universities in Bali, allowing innumerable opportunities to connect course content with Balinese academic collaboration.

Our offerings can include internships with a variety of social service groups, NGOs, volunteerism, and field study work.  All programs provide meetings with remarkable Balinese civic, academic and cultural leaders. We weave our relationships with a wide variety of Balinese cultural leaders into innovative partnerships with student and faculty interests.

Bali Institute can offer faculty-led programs that can be custom-designed depending on the curriculum content, offering an impactful integration of course study and experiential learning.  Our educational team helps university faculty connect content processes and authentic personal/collective reflection for results-oriented outcomes. Course time is often held in interesting indigenous cultural sites to enhance learning and growing from a deeper perspective.

The Bali Institute for Global Renewal has offered global conferences, educational programs, cultural immersion/service learning experiences and global leadership training to more than 2000 people of all ages from over 40 countries. More than 200 NGOs, corporations, organizations, media outlets and private groups have been sponsors, supporters and promoters of these programs.

Major global leaders, Nobel Prize awardees, social activists, award-winning authors and film makers, CEOs and heads of large non-profits have participated and helped facilitate well over 200 programs and workshops. Visiting dignitaries have included former Indonesian President Gus Dur, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize honorees Betty Williams and Jody Williams, Afghanistan Red Crescent President Fatima Galani, and the Bhutan Head of Home Affairs. More than 500 student leaders from around the world have also participated in these programs.

Two of our university programs were featured in June 2014 in the “Bali Daily” section of The Jakarta PostClick here to view the article.

To have Bali Institute offer a program for your school, or for faculty or alumni trips, please email our registrar Nina Fojaco Reed directly.

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