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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Indonesia

Bali, a province of Indonesia, and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, offers you the opportunity to study abroad in a tropical paradise, surrounded by surfing beaches, lush mountains and verdant rice paddies. Immerse yourself in the supportive learning environment offered by Bali’s educational institutions, and grow your global network while you diversify your skills.

Renowned for its diverse and developed art forms, like painting, sculpture, woodcrafts and performing arts, the Balinese culture will charm you with its creativity and the many festivals on the traditional Hindu calendar.

Bali is in a highly biodiverse marine area, where fish and turtles and over 500 reef-building coral species are found. Make the most of this by snorkeling with sea turtles, dolphin-watching or doing a beginner’s course in diving. With several local artisans recycling fishing nets and ocean plastic to create manmade fabrics, Bali rates sustainability highly.

WHY STUDY IN INDONESIA

Daily immersion in this laidback, gentle culture means that your study abroad time will be nurturing and growthful. Learn from local experts both in and out of the classroom while you hone your work skills. Develop your intercultural competencies by spending time with Balinese locals and learning about their ancient culture.

Deepen your knowledge of the Hindu religion, Balinese temples and the importance of local sacred rituals on this ‘Island of the Gods’. Witness one of the many celebrations held in Bali, several of which call for a boisterous atmosphere with lots of activity, movement and color, creating a rich sensory experience for the audience.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN INDONESIA

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Indonesia:

  • Soak up the warm Indonesian hospitality and immerse yourself in Balinese daily life
  • Climb Mount Batur at sunrise for a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Expand your global network by making lifelong connections with fellow international and local students
  • Grow your linguistic skills by learning the basics of the Balinese language with the help of the friendly locals

Our Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Indonesia below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Indonesia.

Location

About Denpasar

The provincial capital of Bali, Denpasar is the biggest city in Bali. Ubud, located in Greater Denpasar, is considered Bali’s cultural capital. The campus of Warmadewa University in bustling Denpasar is centrally located, close to shopping centers, restaurants and beaches. Visit laidback Sanur Beach, nearby Pura Blanjong Temple and the Bali Museum, which contains a large collection of Balinese cultural artifacts. Denpasar’s central location is also a benefit of studying here.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Bali (Warmadewa University) | $11,600

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

Housing for students studying in Bali is typically in fully furnished accommodations either on campus, or close by, or with a host family. Usually this accommodation is shared with other international and local students, with shared bathrooms and communal living areas.

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.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Indonesia FAQs

Are the courses in Bali taught in English?

Yes, there is a wide choice of study programmes and courses taught in English.

Do most people in Bali, Indonesia speak/understand English?

English is the most popular foreign language in Bali and a lot of Balinese speak enough English to communicate with visitors on a basic level.

Is Bali a safe study abroad destination?

Bali is one of the safest destinations in the region. Safety is our top priority for all of our programs, and we take several measures to ensure that your experience abroad is as safe as possible. Before you leave for your program in Bali, Indonesia, you will receive a pre-departure handbook that provides information about how to stay safe while abroad. Our structure in-country is also designed to ensure your safety. Our In-Country Coordinators are local people and are very familiar with their communities. During your orientation with our coordinator, they will talk with you about specific safety measures, and they will also be available 24/7 throughout your program to answer any questions or provide assistance.

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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!