„A semester abroad in Bali is filled with a variety of events and activities.“

Enjoy your time in Bali to the fullest! – Asia Exchange and the BIPAS Program do their best to enable their students to have an amazing time in Bali with a lot of great experiences.

The BIPAS interns alongside with Asia Exchange organize various optional events during the semester. Cultural excursions and workshops or sporty activities – there is something for everyone! 

Try out sunset yoga in Bali - Watch the beautiful sunset on top of a hill in Bali
Yoga on top of the cliffs at Balangan Beach is one out of many activities Asia Exchange arranges

In the first weeks of the semester, there is a mandatory event for all the students: the Balinese Market Visit. The students need to buy a traditional Balinese costume which they can wear during temple visits or weddings and at the closing ceremony. After the market visit, the BIPAS staff shows the students how to wear the costume and how to tie their sarongs the right way. It’s the first step to live like a local and to dive into the true Balinese culture. It’s a lot of fun for the students to choose a pretty, colorful outfit in one of the many shops in the traditional market in Denpasar.

Humans of Bali - Balinese ritual
The many workshops provided by BIPAS is a way for the students to discover the diversity of the Balinese life

Next to the mandatory market visit there will be plenty of free workshops. Students get to know more about Traditional Healing, learn to do the Traditional Dance, how to write Balinese manuscripts and how to make ornaments out of Palm leaves. The students can also join a Balinese Cooking Class and prepare their own Sate Lilit and Jukut Urap, which are the Balinese answer to meat and vegetable sticks. All the ingredients or tools needed during the workshops are provided by the BIPAS Program so students don’t have to worry about anything. They only need to bring a good mood and have fun while experiencing these activities. The idea of the events is to show the local culture and to introduce the students to the Balinese way of life. Usually, they take place during the week at the campus. 

Balinese ornaments are made by palm leaves
How to make ornaments out of palm leaves is a popular and well-appreciated workshop among our students

Additional to the workshops and excursions there will be an International Student Day organized by BIPAS. This day is themed differently every semester. In autumn 2017 it was all about Food. This year’s spring semester, the theme was „Indonesia’s Textile Heritage“.

Read more: Student Life in Bali – Nick Van Calck

Not only BIPAS but also Asia Exchange organizes activities and events throughout the semester. They differ from social events to action or relaxing activities. These optional events are meant to bring the students together and to fill their free time with fun activities.

The Udayana Campus is filled with green plants and trees
The workshops that are provided by BIPAS are usually hold at the campus

During the semester, the students have a chance to compete against the other student programs in a soccer competition. It’s always a lot of fun for the students to play or cheer for their team. The winners can take home the well-deserved golden trophy! But for those who prefer more calmer activities, or want to regain their inner balance after a day at the university,  can enjoy the breathtaking view from the cliffs of Balangan Beach during a sunset yoga session.

Mount Batur is a must to hike when you visit Bali - Mount Batur is a popular tourist activity
A popular event that requires some endurance and a good condition is the volcano trekking at Mount Batur

Asia Exchange is aware of its social responsibility and supports different institutions. Asia Exchange organizes visits to different orphanages like the Seeds of Hope and YKPA (Bali Street Kids Project), where the students can bring donations and enjoy an afternoon with the kids. It’s great to see a smile on the children’s faces when they play, jam or sing together with the students. Due to these social activities, some of the Asia Exchange students have taken the opportunity to volunteer and revisit the orphanages during their free time.

This year, Asia Exchange organized a Charity Surf event with one of the best surf schools in Bali. The students who participated and Asia Exchange donated all the money to animal welfare. It was a great event where the students got to catch some waves for a good cause. The event raised a considerable amount for two organizations that care for stray dogs and cats here in Bali.

There are plenty of good Surf schools in Bali
The charity surf was a great event where the students got to catch some waves for a good cause

Since the rainy season began last December, Bali’s beaches have been covered with a lot of pollution. Because of this more and more people have become more involved in Beach Clean Ups all over the island. Asia Exchange knows about the importance of environmental protection. Due to this, Asia Exchange planned a Beach Clean Up with Trash Heroes Canggu. The students who joined where happy to be part of the cleaning movement and to protect Bali’s beautiful beaches.

Beach clean ups are needed in order to keep Bali green
Thanks to Trash Heroes Canggu for keeping Bali’s beautiful beaches clean

A semester abroad in Bali is filled with a variety of events and activities. Asia Exchange makes sure to make every student’s semester a time worth to remember!

Do you want to enjoy a summer in Bali? Check this out

This text was written by our intern Sarah!

Aktuell im Blog

28.11.2019

Business, videos and studying in Bali

Business, videos and studying is a good combination if you live in Bali Nils Pettersson is a Swedish exchange student currently doing a semester at…

→ Mehr Infos

25.11.2019

An exchange semester in Hong Kong canceled? Here are the easiest solutions!

Was your exchange semester in Hong Kong canceled? Did you have to cut short your autumn semester? Are you still looking for an option to…

→ Mehr Infos

22.11.2019

How expensive is it to live in Bali?

Are the prices for living, eating and exploring in Bali as expensive as in Europe? My last month as a student in Bali is about…

→ Mehr Infos

06.11.2019

What You Need To Know Before Starting Your Studies in Bangkok

Our Bangkok student Maike gives 5 tips on what you need to know before starting your studies in Bangkok My semester abroad in Bangkok is…

→ Mehr Infos

29.10.2019

An internship while studying

Karoliina is doing an internship while studying in Bali. Karoliina Rehnberg is a Finnish exchange student at Udayana University in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. She has…

→ Mehr Infos

18.10.2019

Life As a student in Palmerston North, New Zealand

What can you do as an exchange student in Palmerston North? My first month at the IPU in Palmerston North has already passed. After I…

→ Mehr Infos

18.09.2019

Semester Start in Bali Autumn 2019

A look at the start of autumn semester 2019 in Bali September has come once again and in Bali that reckons the beginning of an…

→ Mehr Infos

13.09.2019

How to travel safely in Bangkok?

Tips on how to stay safe in Bangkok Bangkok, the lively capital of Thailand, is a central hotspot in Southeast Asia and one of the…

→ Mehr Infos

Aktuelle Infos und interessante Geschichten von Asia Exchange

Newsletter abonnieren

Wir schicken dir auch einen kostenlosen University Profiles Guide!
Join Our Newsletter

Your information is safe with us. Unsubscribe any time.

Asia Exchange, Vuorikatu 3 L 3 33100 Tampere, Finland
Email: info@asiaexchange.org
Tel: +358 45 322 1230, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (GMT +2)
WhatsApp: +358 45 322 1230

Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi

© 2007-2019 Asia Exchange