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This week-long cultural experience is the perfect way to start your volunteer abroad experience! Meet fellow participants and future volunteers, learn about traditional customs and go sightseeing.

Program Highlights
  • Immerse yourself into authentic Balinese culture
  • Visit Bali’s famous holy water temple and Monkey Street (yes, there are wild monkeys there!) 
  • Learn basic Balinese
  • Attend a traditional dance show
  • Create Batik paintings on fabric canvas and traditional flower offering arrangement
  • Book Culture Week with these programs (Bali Sea Turtle Rescue, Education and Community Work in Bali) and you will receive a 50% discount off the full price of Culture Week. You can also exchange the first week of volunteering with the Culture Week with no additional cost. *Discount will be applied to your final balance.

Itinerary:

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS). Participants will be picked up from the airport and taken to their accommodations. Settle in to your new home for the week and get to know your fellow participants. 

Day 1, Monday: The day begins with breakfast, followed by a full introduction to Balinese culture, a walking tour of Monkey Street and a visit to the famous outdoor Ubud market. Following dinner, participants will experience a traditional Balinese spirit dancing show.

Day 2, Tuesday: Following breakfast, participants will have their first Balinese language class and then enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, participants will go on a walking tour of an art village, including a visit to the magnificent rice terraces. 

Day 3, Wednesday: Following breakfast, participants will have their second and final Balinese language class. After a rest following lunch, participants will head to a Batik painting class. This unique technique involves using wax to keep the dyes from running throughout the cloth canvas.

Day 4, Thursday: Today volunteers partake in a cooking class following a hearty breakfast. After the cooking class and lunch, participants will enjoy creating traditional Balinese flower offerings.

Day 5, Friday: On this day, participants will get to visit a popular travel highlight of Bali, the “Pura Tirta Empul” or holy water temple. Following a late lunch, participants will have a concluding meeting, before enjoying dinner. 

Day 6, Saturday: Participants who are following this week with the Education and Community Work program in Ubud will have the day free. Participants heading to other locations in Bali, such as Nusa Penida for the Sea Turtle Rescue program, will make their own way to their next destination. 
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Location of the Project:  Ubud, Bali
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Project length:  1 week
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Arrival Airport:  Denpasar International Airport (DPS)
Age:  Min age of 18. Age exceptions: Participants aged 16 and 17 may apply with parental consent
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international participants
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Important Note:  All volunteers must apply IN ADVANCE for B-211 Social visa. The cost of the visa is approximately $50 USD. This Culture Week must be combined with a volunteer opportunity in Bali. It is recommended to participate before the volunteer program, but can be joined after.

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared, single-gender dorms
Food:  Three meals per weekday and two meals on weekends are provided
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Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experie nced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, B211 visa (approx. $50 USD), travel health insurance, lunches on weekends, personal expenses.
Located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java and Lombok, Bali is one of Indonesia’s most admired islands. The green, terraced rice fields, coconut forests and endless beaches are only part of the island’s natural beauty, making Bali a very popular destination for domestic and international tourism. Artistic and cultural interactions, such as traditional Balinese dance performances, are experiences you do not want to miss. This Culture Week takes place in southern Bali, in the rural town of Ubud, which is surrounded by small farms, rice terraces and dense forests.
This Culture Week is the ideal way to kick off your volunteer experience in Bali, at either of these two programs:

Bali Sea Turtle Rescue - Assist on the island of Nusa Penida at a sea turtle rescue center. Work with injured and rescued sea turtles to rehabilitate them and educate others about the importance of conservation.

Education and Community Work in Bali - Volunteers on this program make a difference through teaching in underdeveloped villages, participating in construction projects and teaching health education. Volunteers have a choice of placement.
Internet
Internet:  WiFi is available in public areas.
Laundry
Laundry:  There are local laundry services around the village that are available for a small fee.
Accommodations
Accommodations:  Participants will stay at our volunteer accommodations in Pejeng village. Bedrooms will be shared between 4-8 people, single-gender. There are hot showers in the shared bathrooms and fans in the rooms.
Food:  Three meals per day are provided during the week, and breakfast and dinner are provided on weekends. Typical dishes include vegetables with fried rice or noodles. Some western dishes would also be available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water are available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
Please take note of this program's minimum requirements:
  • Minimum age of 18 (16/17 with parental consent)
  • Good level of English
  • Police clearance
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