Unexpected events are something you have to be prepared to deal with when studying in Asia. Not everything runs as smoothly as it does in the western societies. Indonesia is no exception! Unexpected class changes and a majestic volcano threatening to erupt, made the autumn semester 2017 in Indonesia one to remember. But no matter how many downs our students are facing – the many smiles, new friendships and countless of adventures around and outside the islands, will be on our students’ mind when flying back to their home countries.

Many of the students who chose to study at Warmadewa, Udayana or Mataram University left their home for the first time. For the others, this was just another big adventure. Either way, the distinct cultural perspectives gave all our students a better understanding and appreciation of Indonesia´s people and history. The social atmosphere, amazing food, customs and traditions left a mark in everyone’s heart.

At the certification ceremony, both students and teachers gave speeches. Laughs were shared and everyone got reminded what an amazing experience these four months have been. The following gallery will show some of the highlights during this semester:

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Beautiful sunsets and perfect waves to surf are common in Indonesia. This was a daily sight for our students!
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Many of our students went traveling around Indonesia during their study break. Here are two of our Udayana students, enjoying the beautiful sunrise in Kuta, Lombok!

 

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Learning how to drive a scooter was one of our activities during the Campus Chill Out Day event we organized during the beginning of the semester.
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Balinese dancers show off their dance skills during the orientation day at Udayana University.

 

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Gede Bagus played some sweet tunes during the Campus Chill Out Day.
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Only positive vibes during the International Student Day.
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Some of our students competed against other international programs to see who is the strongest on the campus.
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Some students participated in a traditional Balinese dance during the International Student Day at the campus.
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Tens of thousands locals have evacuated due to the threat of a major volcanic eruption at Mount Agung. We visited one evacuation camp with our students to donate food and other necessities.
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The atmosphere was extremely positive in the evacuation camp even though the locals have been forced to leave their homes. These kids charmed the pants off our students.
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We love to involve our students in different projects. We filmed a promotional video for Warmadewa University and we used some of our students as actors. The video would not have been possible without their fine acting skills!
Munggu - bali - rice field - sunset
We went to many different places in Bali to film our promotional video for Warmadewa University. Munggu, with its beautiful rice fields, was one of them.

We wish all our 2017 students all the best for 2018 and the future to come. I think many of you will agree when I say “Hasta La Vista beautiful Indonesia, until next time!”. Remember to embrace your golden memories and please, let’s stay in touch! 

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