People are really happy and smiling all the time

Jonas Wilke spent 13 months teaching little kids in South Africa a couple of months ago. Now he’s living in Bali as an exchange student.

Jonas at Udayana University in Bali

It’s almost a month since Jonas Wilke from Germany arrived to the paradise island of Bali. Bali wasn’t going to be just a holiday location for Jonas who had been accepted as an exchange student to Udayana University in Bali and who is going to live there at least until May.
I wanted to come here for a longer period because I wanted to see the real Balinese life and learn to know the local culture. If you’re just traveling to many destinations, you don’t have a chance to really get into those places.

Bali was the number one choice for Jonas because he wanted to go to an area where he had never been before. This is the first time that Jonas is in Asia and so far he has been enjoying his time to the fullest.

Although Asia is a completely new environment for Jonas, living far away from home is quite a familiar thing for him. Jonas lived in South Africa for 13 months a couple of years ago.
It was the best experience of my life so far.

While living in South Africa Jonas spent his days teaching in a local school. Although Jonas is only 24 years old, he has already seen many different sides of the world. After living in Bali for a month, Jonas has been able to compare these two destinations.
The places seem to be quite similar. Bali is about as developed as South Africa. The most significant similarity is the people. In both countries people are really happy and smiling all the time.

Jonas has been practicing sports, especially rowing, almost his whole life. In South Africa he started surfing regularly. The willingness to be able to surf again was of course one of the reasons to come to Bali which is probably the best surf location in the world.
One of the best moments here so far was when I was surfing and the waves were really good.
Although surfing is important for Jonas, there’s also plenty of other things he has been enjoying in Bali.
Driving with scooter, seeing the Holy Water Temple, getting
to know all fellow students and living with some of them in a villa.

In Germany Jonas is studying Mechanical Engineering but in Bali most of his courses dealt with Asian business, culture and tourism. Studying abroad with Asia Exchange makes it possible to gain experience from different kinds of subjects than what students are studying in their home country.
I’ve especially liked the Indonesian literature course. The previous lesson was really nice and the teachers are good.

All in all Jonas is really happy to live in another side of the world again.
I’m so grateful that during my life I’ve been able to get such amazing opportunities to live in places like South Africa and Bali.

Find out more about studying in Bali

Viimeisimmät blogikirjoitukset

24.01.2020

5 Tips When Traveling to Thailand

5 tips you should know before traveling to Thailand Why is Thailand so popular amongst travelers? What is so special about going there nowadays when…

→ Lue lisää

10.01.2020

Spend Your Free Time Wakeboarding in Bali

What are Frederikke´s experiences from studying, surfing and wakeboarding in Bali? Frederikke is a Danish student currently studying at Udayana University in Bali. In Denmark,…

→ Lue lisää

03.01.2020

Top 3 Dive Sites in Bali

Bali´s best dive sites Do you know anything about diving in Bali? I bet you don’t because the paradise island is more associated with yoga…

→ Lue lisää

18.12.2019

Pro surfer hosted our event at the Lawn

Pro surfer Tai Graham hosted our BBF students at the Lawn The semester is slowly coming to an end and three months have gone in…

→ Lue lisää

13.12.2019

Best countries in Asia to visit 

Top 5 Best Countries in Asia to Visit! From megacities to remote islands. From the highest to the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. The…

→ Lue lisää

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…

→ Lue lisää

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…

→ Lue lisää

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…

→ Lue lisää

Hakuajat ja kiehtovimmat tarinat suoraan sähköpostiisi

Tilaa uutiskirjeemme

Saat myös ilmaisen University Profiles -oppaan
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

© 2007-2020 Asia Exchange