The islands of Bali and Java are nested in the middle of island nation of Indonesia, which is comprised of over 17,000 islands. Bali and Java are home to ancient civilizations that have over the centuries held art, music, and theatre at the center of their vibrant culture. Few places in the world can boast such a tremendous range of skilled master artisans in weaving, batik, wood carving, stone carving, leather working, and painting, as well as, dancers, musicians, and performers of masks and puppets who have passed down their knowledge for generations. Bali and Java also have an exciting contemporary art scene, which is built on the past traditions and incorporates the new vibrant international urban life.
Activities / Itinerary
During this four-week program, students will spend the first and last week in the village of Ubud, Bali, and the second two weeks will be spent in the cities of Yogyakarta and Surakarta, Central Java. Students will learn about art, theater, culture, and history while earning 6 General Education credits or Art credits. This new program to Indonesia will allow students to explore a wide range of traditional and contemporary arts, and learn the cultural history of this region though hands-on workshops, performances, and guided tours of temples, palaces, and museums.
• Explore the thousand year-old ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples of Prambanan and Borobudur
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 6
ART 2692G History of Art I, Honors (3 credits)
ART 3340-G: Multi-Cultural Aesthetics (3 credits)
ART 3611-G: Art in India and Southeast Asia (3 credits)
ART 3970 SA (3 credits)
ART 4755 Special Topics in Art I (3 credits)
ART 4756 Special Topics in Art II (3 credits)
After Your Trip:
Students will be staying in hotels in double occupancy rooms equipped with modern facilities, such as air conditioning, private bathroms, and with breakfast included. All four of the hotels have free wifi, lovely tropical gardens, and all but one has a pool. Separate rooms will be provided for men and women.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **