Bali: Poverty, Development, and Immigration (Closed)
- Summer 1 Semester - May 26 - June 30, 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - 11/15/12 – some programs may remain open until 12/20/12
Faculty Leader: Denise Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Courses: INTL 4944 DOC: Regional Engagement & INTL4940 Global Corps Practicum
The Global Corps Practicum gives Northeastern and Balinese students the opportunity to participate in an intensive practicum on global civil society in an international setting. We will cover the essentials of global citizenship, social entrepreneurship, and NGO development to respond to local and global problems.
The NU Global Corps Practicum trains students in the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship, which uses community development and business models to tackle social problems, whether through creating and disseminating new technologies or encouraging the growth of micro-enterprises and micro-finance; the point is to use community development and business principles but emphasize social impact over profit. Our program teaches students to use these principles in the hopes of creating sustainable projects grounded in social justice.
Northeastern students will spend the first week in Ubud, Bali in a cultural immersion program, where they will experience Bali’s unique art, music, spiritual and political culture. They will then spend three days in homestays in the village of Sudaji, site of an innovative eco-friendly community model of cultural preservation. Afterwards, we will move to the Northern Balinese city of Singaraja where Northeastern students and their Balinese peers from Ganesha University will participate in a four week workshop on social entrepreneurship. At the end of the four-week training in Singaraja, students’ project proposals will be presented to local organizations and their partners who will choose one or two of the projects that could be implemented successfully in Singaraja and the surrounding communities. The ultimate goal is to empower both Balinese and Northeastern students to identify creative solutions to pressing problems and to offer fresh new ideas for local organizations.
- INTL 4944 DOC: Regional Engagement
- Global Corps Practicum INTL 4940
Ganesha University, Singaraja Bali
All students with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible to apply.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
DOC Fee: $2,000
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Guest Houses and Student housing
Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, with 238 million people on 13,466 islands in Southeast Asia. It was a former colonial outpost, and is now an important player in Asian and world politics. Along with its growth, however, Indonesia has suffered from many of the same problems that plague other developing countries, including ethnic tensions, poverty, and human trafficking. We will spend the program on the island of Bali, where the population is primarily Hindu in this largely Muslim country. Our main location, the city of Singaraja, however, sits on northern tip of the island and is a crossroads for Muslims immigrating from the nearby island of Java.