Bali Trip 2018
Help support students through an intensive cultural immersion program in Bali, Indonesia! This interdisciplinary course helps students explore the culture, art, language, and music of Bali through hands on experiences spread out over a month on the island.
Your gift will help offset the cost of the students' activities. Students will be contributing to the cost of this trip, but your gift will go towards financial aid in the form of a scholarship that will be awarded to deserving students.
The month-long summer course fulfills the Interdisciplinary Studies requirements of the Gettysburg College curriculum and meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for teacher certification. Students register and receive course credit for EDUC 298: Music, Language, & Culture in Bali. Participants travel to Bali, Indonesia to experience first-hand what it is like to learn art forms taught in languages unfamiliar to them and to participate in a culture different from their own. Participants reflect on their experiences and frustrations learning in this environment and consider what resources they need to draw upon to be successful. They then develop learning sequences and consider accommodations that would help aid future students in future teaching settings. Participants attend performances, engage with different communities, visit and teach in schools in Bali, live in home stays, visit cultural sites, and perform in different venues.
This course runs from June 16-July 14, 2018 and is coordinated and led by Dr. Brent C. Talbot and taught by world-renown Balinese artists and musicians, Ketut Gede Asnawa, Wayan Rachman (Gettysburg Class of 2002), and Nyoman Suadin. The trip begins on the beaches of South Bali with nightly excursions to the Bali Arts Festival in the capital city of Denpasar as well as two days in Lombok and the Gili Islands. We then travel to Central Bali and live in the cultural capital of Ubud with excursions to UNESCO world-heritage sites in North Bali. The trip then ends up in West Bali in the village of Banjar Wani near Tabanan.