BALI INTRODUCTION WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme
- Code : G/IDN/BIW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Indonesia is one of most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning and experiences. Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts. Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies and public shows. The Introduction week is packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions. It includes language lessons, visits to various temples around Bali, a walking tour of Ubud and the famous Monkey street, local art and cooking classes, traditional dance shows and flower arranging classes. During the introduction week you will be participating in various activities and will get acquainted with the Balinese culture, study the Balinese language and explore Ubud and its beautiful surrounding areas. Through this week you will experience a traditional Balinese show and challenge your artistic and creative side through traditional Batik Painting and also try out your skills as a cook with a traditional Balinese cooking class. Finally, you will make a traditional flower offering and offer your creation at one of the most impressive Balinese temples: The Holy Tirta Empul Temple. At this temple you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Holy Water and pray for good luck. Please Note: Participants not attending a Green Lion program the following week are required to check out of their accommodation during the day on Saturday.
The Balinese place great importance on family and the volunteer houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your new-found language skills. There is a pool in a nearby guesthouse, which you can use for US$3. Volunteers can expect to share a room (dormitory style) with four to eight other volunteers. The bathroom is shared, with a hot water shower and western toilets. For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. There are three options of accommodation upgrade below: 1.Single room 2.Private room (private toilet) 3.Private Villa ( private toilet, Kitchen and Balcony) All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. The volunteer must share taxis for long distance trips and walk for the short distance trips. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. We provide for 3 meals during weekday and 2 meals during weekend.
Volunteers will be accommodated in one of Green Lions’ volunteer houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all! – ATM’s: There are many ATM’s in Ubud center which is about a 10 minute walk from the house. -Internet use: We have a Wi-Fi at the house. Internet cafés are also nearby. (10 minute walk) -International Phone calls: we can use in the shop which is walk 5 minute from the house. -Personal Sim card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop.
Fee of 175 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), mandatory to stard the programme. COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at DPS (Denpasar International Airport): on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm). For all programs, it is imperative to remember that any money raised to help your project when you arrive in Bali will be very well received. Often it is hard for volunteers to take too many supplies due to limitations on baggage weight but remember that Bali has some very developed shopping centers where supplies can be bought once you have arrived in the country. This is our recommended and preferred way to contribute to the program. Not only does it mean you do not have to cart the supplies on the plane with you, it means any money you spend will be invested back into the Bali economy. Below we have listed some supplies that are very helpful on the teaching and street children programs: Hankies – Balloons – Bubble Solution -Face Paint – Music player and some children’s music – Musical instruments – Stickers, stamps and certificates – Group games such as bingo, snakes and ladders, twister etc. -Colored drawing paper – Pencils/Pens/Markers/Crayons – Books (any type) – Posters -Colored pavement chalk – Chalk.