Global Seminar Winter Break 2019–20: Embark on a journey through rainforests, traditional villages, plantations, and cooperatives to foster a deeper understanding of our relationship with the environment.
|Location||Bali and Java, Indonesia|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Visit numerous locations on two of Indonesia’s islands, Bali and Java. Indonesia provides a natural classroom for learning, with its status as a newly industrialized economy with burgeoning urban and industrial sector, yet with a significant portion of its citizens living as subsistence farmers. Indonesians make decisions every day that affect individual, family, and village welfare, but also have global consequences.
Embark on a journey of a lifetime, through tropical rainforests, traditional villages, plantations, and cooperatives, to waken and deepen your understanding of the environment and how you connect with it. Learn about and reflect on the influences of local and global forces on rainforest habitat, the status of water resources, and community resiliency in Indonesia.
Attend lectures and presentations by local experts, partake in numerous field excursions, and learn about Indonesians' challenges, opportunities, and successes as you grapple with daily issues of clean water. Interact with Indonesian students, residents, and experts while visiting local villages and universities.
Through guided reflection, guest lectures, field excursions, and research, you will:
Stay in shared hotel rooms with other program participants in both Java and Bali. Stay with a local host family for approximately five days while in Bali, giving you a unique look into the culture.
All meals are included in the program fee.
Excursions assist in illuminating program coursework and will take place in Bali, Java, and surrounding villages.
Excursions may include visits to Mount Merapi Volcano, Ancient Brambanan (Hindu) and Borobudur (Buddhist) Temples, Islamic Mosques, Cultural and Arts Center of Java, International Heritage Site—Subak Irrigation Systems, Green School in Bali, and a rural excursion to local village with a host family stay.
The program may also include a two-night excursion to another part of Bali. Potential destinations may be: highland rainforests of central Bali, coral reefs of the north coast, or the monsoon forest of West Bali National Park.
Dr. Gary Sands is a professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the UofM. He has been traveling to and working in Indonesia and Bali for over 30 years and is fluent in the Indonesian language. Dr. Sands' teaching and research is focused on water and the environment.
Emily Steinweg is a graduate student in the Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering, and Management program. Her work experience and research at the University has been in the world of water resources engineering and conservation. She looks forward to traveling to Indonesia for a second time and again sharing the experience with students.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Field Study, Instructor-Led|
|Program Level||3000 level coursework|
One 3-credit course
In this Global Seminar, document and process experiences in Indonesia through various channels, such as journaling/blogging and discussion forum. Choose between writing a short paper or developing a short video showcasing an environmental issue in Indonesia in which you will reflect upon and incorporate learning about the social-cultural-economic-environmental relationships.
You are expected to participate actively in planned excursions and class discussions.
Language instruction is also part of this program. Each class day will begin with a basic lesson in Bahas Indonesia (Indonesian language). Learn about Indonesian culture through the language and gain the skills needed for basic conversation and navigating daily life.
Receive credit for: CFAN 3519 or CFAN 5519
Liberal Education Fulfillment: Global Perspectives and Environment themes
Syllabus: 2019-2020 Draft Syllabus
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Winter Break 2019-2020||Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 19, 2020||Oct 15, 2019|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|Winter Break 2020||Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||395 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul|
Winter Break 2019-2020: Cost of Participation
The program fee includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program-related transportation, housing, all meals (except one day in Jakarta), entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||Winter Break 2020|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Bali: Water & Culture from Rainforests to Reefs|
|Track Name||Bali: Water & Culture from Rainforests to Reefs|
This program has reached a waitlist
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toMolly Micheels or call at 612.624.3949.
This program has now reached its participant limit. You may join the waitlist, but keep in mind a backup program.