Program Overview

The World Endeavors Study Abroad in Bali program takes place in Kabupaten Badung, Bali, just outside the bustling Denpasar City. Udayana University is the #1 ranked university in Bali and among the top ten universities in Indonesia. Its location outside of the city center places Udayana in a quiet neighborhood with an international and youthful community, and in closer proximity to the world’s best beaches than other nearby universities. Udayana has a spacious, well-maintained and well-equipped campus with lecturers who are experts in their fields. The university offers an incredible international program for students from abroad called the Bali International Program of Asian Studies (BIPAS). This includes bachelor’s level courses in Economics and Business, Health Sciences, Engineering, and many more captivating faculties including an Indonesian language course.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Bali is home to iconic rice terraces, sacred temples, world-class surf breaks, and jungle-coated volcanic mountains – a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Not only is the program at Udayana University one of the most affordable study abroad programs offered in Bali, but international students will be able to take specialized courses taught completely in English alongside Balinese and other international students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scanned certificate of the latest attended school (in English) or scanned of academic record from home university or the last attended school (in English)
  • Valid passport – must have 18 months validity for 6 months study, 24 months validity for 1 year study
  • Copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Most students will be required to obtain a visa or residence permit. World Endeavors staff will walk you through this process!

Location

The island of Bali in Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands is a premier tourist destination, and it’s no secret why; sun-kissed white sand beaches, perfect tropical weather all year, breathtaking geography, and a strong, unique culture all make Bali a desirable addition to your bucket list. There are countless things to see and do around the island. Take Ubud, for example: an idyllic village in the hinterlands of the capital city of Denpasar boasting art museums, ornate temples, a monkey sanctuary, and scenic hiking trails through the jungle. The west coast of Denpasar is home to one of the island’s main draws: a pristine stretch of coastline lined with boutique restaurants and cafes and vivacious nightlife. The Bukit Peninsula south of Denpasar is another must-see, with more top-quality beaches, museums, and temples. The more adventurous will find a welcome challenge in the hike up Mount Batur, a 5,633-foot volcano on the north side of the island with sweeping views of a sleepy lagoon and bucolic jungle villages.

Housing

Students typically live in accommodations shared with 4 to 10 other students located close to campus. Students share bathrooms and have fully furnished kitchens and living space. Housing is typically shared among international students, so participants have the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world who are coming together to study in this beautiful country.

Life in Denpasar

Unlike the serene beach villages that are typically highlighted in photos, Denpasar is an energetic and vibrant city. Soaked in Balinese culture from its traditional markets, local cuisine, historical sites, and architecture, it also offers a modern urban lifestyle, making this one of the top destinations to live, study, and work in Bali. Although you’ll be immersed in the daily life hustle and bustle of the city, the picturesque beaches are just a stone’s throw away!

Support

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academics

After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Universitas Udayana, which is accredited at the highest attainable level by the National Accreditation Board of Higher Education, and also by AUAP, ASEA, UNINET associations.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who wish to study abroad in Bali with World Endeavors, must have completed high school (or equivalent) and must be at least 18 years of age. It is not required for applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Non-native English speakers must have a B2 level of English to study at Udayana University. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Students are able to enroll in three to seven courses at about 3 U.S. credits per course. As part of the BIPAS program, each student will be required to take one Indonesian Language class. Students will then choose from a collection of undergraduate courses ranging from International Business, Communications, Economics, Marketing, Engineering, and more. This program also offers a small range of Masters-level courses.

Our program also includes various cultural workshops and excursions. Workshop topics include traditional Balinese costumes, Palm leaf ornaments, Traditional healing and Balinese cooking. Excursions are organized to Balinese compounds and temples. A few of the workshops and excursions are mandatory and the rest are optional.

Lectures and teaching happen from Monday to Wednesday. Workshops usually take place on Wednesdays after lectures or on Thursdays and excursions take place either on Thursdays or Fridays.

Please contact World Endeavors for more academic information!

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What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 7 courses)
  • Academic transcript from Udayana University
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip airfare to Denpasar
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Bali, Indonesia (Udayana University)
Cost: $11,600

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: September 2nd – December 22nd, 2024

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2024


Spring Semester 2025: February 3rd – May 27th, 2025

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2024


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN INDONESIA

In your spare time in Indonesia, there are numerous activities and experiences to enjoy. Here are some suggestions:

  • Visit Ancient Temples: Discover Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage by visiting ancient temples like Borobudur and Prambanan in Yogyakarta, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Experience Volcano Trekking: Engage in volcano trekking experiences, such as Mount Bromo in Java or Mount Rinjani in Lombok, to witness breathtaking sunrise views.
  • Try Indonesian Cuisine: Indulge in the diverse and delicious Indonesian cuisine, sampling dishes like nasi goreng, satay, rendang, and gado-gado to savor the country’s unique flavors.
  • Embrace Traditional Culture: Attend traditional dance performances like Balinese dance or Javanese wayang kulit puppet shows to experience Indonesia’s vibrant cultural expressions.

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Indonesia FAQs

Is Indonesia an Island?

Yes, Indonesia is an island nation consisting of over 17,000 islands. It is located in Southeast Asia and is the world’s largest archipelago.

Is Indonesia Safe?

Indonesia is generally safe, but caution is crucial. Petty crimes like pickpocketing can happen in tourist spots. Protect your belongings and avoid showing valuables. Stay informed about potential political or natural issues. Stay vigilant, follow local rules, and be aware of a safe and enjoyable visit.

Do Indonesians Speak English?

While English is not the official language of Indonesia, it is taught in many schools and is widely spoken in major cities. English is also a requirement for many jobs, so many Indonesians can speak at least a basic level of English.

Is Indonesia a Developing Country?

Indonesia is classified as a developing country because it has a large population and a relatively low economic development. Most of the population lives in rural areas and relies heavily on subsistence farming, while most people in urban areas are employed in the informal sector.

Is Bali in Indonesia?

Yes, Bali is an island in Indonesia located between Java and Lombok. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, known for its beaches, lush jungles, and rich culture.

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