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Bali Lovina Culture Week

Culture Week is an action packed week full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions to learn about culture and getting to know locals.

Throughout the week, you will get immersed in the local culture through language lessons, cooking classes, exploring temples, visiting rice fields, soaking yourself in Holy Water at the popular springs and much, much more!

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Description

Program Description

During the Culture Week you will be participating in various activities. You will get acquainted with the Balinese culture, study the Balinese language and explore the northern part of Bali-Lovina and its beautiful surrounding areas.

You will also experience a beach-break on an exotic island. You will also challenge your cooking side in the traditional Balinese cooking class.

Finally, you will make a traditional flower offering and offer your creation at one of the impressive Balinese Buddhist temples: Brahma Vihara Temple. In this temple, you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hindu-Buddhism style and pray for good luck! All these encompassing this week will make you ready to enter Balinese life

Thus, get ready to embrace Balinese rich culture and be amazed with different learning experiences.

Finally, you can not miss every single weekend experiencing nearby scenic views and historic places around Bali, especially its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Thus, we will make sure to assist you in organizing your weekend getaways and enjoy every bit of your time.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The aim and objective is to introduce authentic Balinese culture and immerse you into it. By doing so, you will experience the best and the closest you can get to this impressive culture.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfasts
  • Village walking tour to the traditional market and the Centre of Lovina.
  • Lunch
  • Learning about the traditional Balinese culture
  • Dinner

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Class to learn the native language.
  • Lunch
  • Class on the traditional flower offering,
  • Dinner

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Continuing the language class to learn more!
  • Lunch
  • Learning to cook Balinese food
  • Dinner

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Brahma Vihara Buddhist temple
  • Lunch
  • Visit to the Holy Hot spring
  • Dinner

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Project meeting to discuss about the work so far
  • Visit a local school in Lovina
  • The participants who engage in relaxation programs in the following week will have the afternoon free to explore Lovina on their own.
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe culture experience..

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of outdoor activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, hepatitis B typhoid, tetanus, Japanese Encephalitis and polio.

 Additional Equipment

Personal belongings such as:

  • There is a lot of walking and exploring, so bring with you comfortable  shoes  so you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also a hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during a long day of walking under the heat of the sun.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during exploration and outdoor activities.

Dress Code:

  • India is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate most especially when visiting temples, monasteries and schools during your spare time.