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  • Locations: Bali, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 03/26/2018 04/10/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2.0
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:


Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Cities: Bali, Indonesia
When Offered: 01/03/18 -01/27/18 (Tentative)
Faculty Leaders:  Rory Turner ( & Becky Free (

Program Overview

Bali is an island of breathtaking natural beauty with a varied landscape of mountains and hills, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, ancient rice terraces, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves and lush tropical forests. But it is the culture and arts of the island for which it is most celebrated.  A Hindu enclave in a predominantly Muslim country, the Balinese have sustained their culture through shifting political rule, and have effectively embraced and welcomed artists and tourists interested in this special place, while not losing connection to the deep spiritual, ethical, and aesthetic currents that suffuse their lives. The island's rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere - with over 20,000 temples and palaces, daily festivals and ceremonies, and histories told through performance.
Arts, Culture and Music in Bali is a 3 credit intensive course abroad preceded by a one credit 7 week pre-departure course. Students will study Balinese performing arts. They will engage in individualized ethnographic research inquiry into selected topics in Balinese culture and society. Site visits, performances, and ceremonies provide context and invite reflection on Bali’s remarkable cultural geography and traditions, and the island’s complex relationships to globalization. 

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: 2018 Winter Bali Program Information Flyer.pdf
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2018 Winter ICA Bali info session flyer.pdf

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit
You must be in good academic standing in all courses (above a 2.0 GPA).  Students will receive 1 credit for a pre-departure course taught during the last seven weeks of the Fall 2017 semester.  Students will receive 3 credits for the three-week intensive course in Bali.  Students will obtain a total of 4 credits. Interviews may be required as part of the application process.

Application and Study Abroad Deadlines
March 24, 2017: Application & $50 application fee due 
May 5, 2017: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
September 22, 2017: Final payment due

Program Costs

The tentative cost of the program is $4,400. This fee includes lodging, most meals, international airfare, transportation within Bali, as well as, lectures, airport pickup and insurance. This information is accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.

Financial Aid
All students are eligible to apply for OIS scholarships via separate application here. Students who qualify for the voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of the program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible at: