Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Bali & Java - Imagine Indonesia: Discover the Wonders of Bali and Java

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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... read more

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What I gained from this study abroad trip can't all be put into words. I can say I learned things like: being more accepting and curious of other peoples' culture, feeling more in tune with the world around me, being more conscious of the environment, and to value what you have rather than desire material possessions. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
I learned about how different and similar Eastern cultures are to US culture. I specifically learned a lot about Indonesian culture, from the pace of life, to a bit of the language, to the art forms, such as batik and basket making. I learned a lot about Indonesian art works and monuments, such as Borobudur and Prambanan. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Eastern Illinois University (EIU): Bali & Java - Imagine Indonesia: Discover the Wonders of Bali and Java
I learned many strategies for looking encountering the world more mindfully and peacefully. i was also able to add to the visual image bank in my brain. I also developed many new aesthetic techniques to use in my art and during art instruction. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
My experience abroad taught me a lot about about a different culture, and gave me a great appreciation for Indonesian history and customs. It was absolutely worthwhile- I got to meet new people, both from my school and from Indonesia and learn in an immersion environment which made the experience so much richer. I would recomme... - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review

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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.


Both islands have tremendous variety cultural attractions with a wide range of textiles and crafts, dramatic performances, traditional music concerts, countless temples and palaces, and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The natural beauty of the islands also offers opportunities to hike to the top of an active volcano, stroll through rice terraces, feed the monkeys that play in the temples, snorkel among coral reefs, and bathe in sacred springs deep in the tropical jungle.

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