NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.
Explore Indonesia’s arts, agriculture, and six officially recognized religions shaping sociocultural discourses on the side-by-side islands of Bali and Java.
WHY STUDY ARTS AND RELIGION IN THE INDONESIA?
Discover the astounding dynamics of a highly pluralistic society in one of the most visually arresting, culturally rich and biodiverse parts of the planet. Bali, the program base, is known for its beautiful rice terraces, beaches, temples, and distinctive art forms. Attend classes in an ancient palace. Then travel to witness Indonesia’s arts, including processions to the river, the making of tall and beautiful rice ornaments, and dance performances lasting late into the night. Explore Java’s religious sites, temples, and mosques; view street art with Javanese peers; and roam mountains. Java is the original home of tempe
and batik textiles, so you will learn techniques from experts and produce a batik T-shirt. In a farming village in Bali’s Tabanan district, study the local agriculture and unique practices of the subak societies, which govern rice-field irrigation. Plant rice, cook traditional dishes, and make a coconut bowl and coconut oil. Meet healers and make medicines. Hear Indonesia’s peculiar and widely influential traditional gamelan music. Attend visual arts and ballet performances, as well as Hindu and Muslim ceremonies in Bali and Java.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website
for details on the program highlights and details of coursework,
educational excursions, and housing.
- Religion, society, and arts on side-by-side islands of Bali and Java
- Foundations and non-governmental organizations
- Confucianism, Hindu-Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam
- Land, water, ethnic identity, tourism, and the environment in Bali
- Ancient roots and formation of modern-day Indonesia
- Research and interviews for self-designed, independent project
SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.
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