Discover Bali, Indonesia

come explore with us this summer

June 8 - July 6, 2020


  • Learn about urgent social & environmental problems through an interdisciplinary lens

  • Engage with successful social innovators, entrepreneurs, & enterprises

  • Get hands-on with human-centered design

  • Collaborate with Balinese changemakers






  • Be inspired by Bali’s ancient, vibrant culture

  • Hear, see, taste, & feel its music, dance, art, cuisine, & harmony

  • Immerse yourself in its inviting & collaborative communities 

  • Create new & lasting friendships



  • Swim through teeming coral reefs

  • “Glamp” in a valley of towering volcanoes

  • Trek through enchanting rice fields

  • Watch the sun rise and set against the backdrop of islands strung across the equator


student Blogs and Testimonials 


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 Bali blogs 

Click the links below to read our student blogs from 2018 and 2019 !

Instagram takeovers

Take a look at what our students posted

about their experiences

on SIE@FSU's Instagram account

while in Bali!


Visit @sie.fsu

  • Instagram

"Lempuyang Temple, home to the famous Gates of Heaven, is known all around the world. On a clear day, you get a perfect view of Mt. Agung through the middle of the Gates. These Gates are one of the many wonders I was hoping to see in Bali and they definitely did not disappoint." 

- Kayla Becerra

"One of my favorite parts about this program is the relationships we get to build with the people in Bali. Our week-long collaboration with the Undiksha students not only taught me so much but also gave me the opportunity to build friendships that will last a lifetime. I love this place and I love these people!"

-Morgan Dake


"East Bali Immersion was incredible! Aside from sunrise hikes and hanging out with the Undiksha students, we learned about East Bali Cashews, a socially responsible business that recognized the potential of a poverty-ridden community on the side of Mount Agung and made a factory in order to process cashews that would have otherwise been shipped to other countries. It was such an amazing experience to the effect a good idea can have on a community!"

-Chase Silberbusch


Curious about what you'll be doing in Bali?


Here's a breakdown:

(subject to change)


Day 1

  • Airport pickup;

  • Welcome dinner & performance 

Family Homestay 

Days 2-8

  • Cultural Immersion: (includes Bali history &  language lesson, scavenger hunt, rice fields edible plants walk, hands-on cultural workshop, Balinese art & history museum, temple visit and ceremony, dinner with the Prince of Peliatan at the Royal Palace, Legong performance)


  • Site Visits: To compelling examples of social enterprises, high-impact nonprofits, and impact-driven businesses

Family Homestay 

Days 9-12

Immersive SIE Case Study #1:

  • Visit Pemuteran’s innovative & internationally-recognized coral reef restoration project, “BioRock,” an outstanding example of collective impact

  • Study this community-driven, cross-sector conservation & economic development initiative through engagement with the social innovation catalysts, local leaders, and other community stakeholders and snorkeling both the BioRock Reef as well as a spectacular intact reef off of Menjangan Island


Family-Owned Bungalows 

Days 13-14

Begin Social Innovation Sprint:

  • Meet Bali Changemaker Fellows in Singaraja

  • Begin Changemakers Summit and Social Innovation Sprint in collaboration with Fellows


Local Inn 

Days 15-17

Immersive SIE Case Study #2:

With the Bali Changemaker Fellows, the group visits award-winning social enterprise, East Bali Cashews, based in a community of rural villages on the slopes of Mount Batur, and facing Mount Agung, volcanoes.


Bungalows with Cots 

Days 18-20

Begin Social Innovation Sprint:

  • Meet Bali Changemaker Fellows in Singaraja

  • Begin Changemakers Summit and Social Innovation Sprint in collaboration with Fellows


Local Inn

Days 21-23

Rest & Relaxation:

  • Sunrise boat ride & snorkeling over shipwreck

  • Free time for exploration and completing final assignments

Local Eco-Hotel 

Days 24-28

Sanur Beach

  • Visit to local social enterprise accelerator

  • Synthesis and reflection

  • Free days

  • Farewell dinner


Local Inn 

Day 29

Head to airport 

more information

Want to learn more about our bali SIE immersion program?


Click below for videos from the 2018 and 2019 trips

Meet the program leader

With a background in the social foundations of education as well as social innovation & entrepreneurship and international & community development, Bruce places as much emphasis on how and why students learn as what they learn.


learn about our partner, the bali institute 

"We believe that Bali is a living classroom with something special to share with the world beyond its shores.

For more than 15 years, Bali Institute has been collaborating with extraordinary leaders, organizations, and communities in Bali to offer premier educational travel programs for all ages."

Click here for an article on the program from FSU News

Click here for the program flyer

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Bali SIE Immersion is brought to you by SIE@FSU

in partnership with FSU International Programs

& the Bali Institute