Bali: Poverty, Development, and Immigration

September 22, 2013

Denise Horn and students traveled to Bali, where they spent their first week in Ubud learning about the region’s art, music, as well as spiritual and political culture.

Market in Ubud

In Ubud, the students visited the Arung Rai Museum of Art and met the founder, Arung Rai.  They then visited the palace of the royal family of Peliatan.

Royal Family of Peliatan

Dancers at the Palace of the Royal Family of Peliatan

Three days were spent in the Sudaiji village, at an eco-friendly community that serves as a model of cultural preservation.

Visiting Elementary School Children in Sudaiji

They also visited the city of Singaraja and met with Balinese students from Ganesha University, where they took part in a four week workshop on social entrepreneurship.  This workshop trained students on how to prepare a project proposal, which was presented to local organizations and their partners.  Two of these proposals were chosen by the organizations to be implemented in Singaraja and the surrounding area.

brainstorming the causes of HIV-AIDS

Students Brainstorming the Causes of HIV/AIDS

This project allowed Balinese and Northeastern students to work together in identifying innovative solutions to regional problems.

For more information from students who participated in the Dialogue, visit this blog.

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