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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Including Multi-Country Travel: No
Program Type: External Providers' Program Internship/Service-Learning/Practicum Availability: Yes
Program Meets Bethel Residency Requirement: No Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility by Grade Level: 2-sophomore, 3-junior Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Biblical and Theological Studies, Communication Studies, International Studies, Music, Philosophy, Reconciliation Studies, Sociocultural Studies, Sociology
Program Name: SIT Open to all majors: Yes
Gen Ed Tags: Z-tag Cross-Cultural Experience
Program Description:
Asia study abroad program

SIT Study Abroad Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Key Topics of StudyIndonesia

  • The dynamic ways in which Balinese traditional arts, social networks, and the environment are changing, especially in urban settings, in conjunction with the opportunities and pressures of globalization
  • Current debates on the future of Balinese culture and society in relation to global pressures such as increased development and international tourism
  • The ancient roots of Javanese and Balinese culture and the history of the republican movement that led to the formation of modern Indonesia
  • How religion, society, and the arts have developed side by side on each island
    Land, water, ethnic identity, and the environment in relation to tourism in Bali

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

Program Highlights

  • Live and study in Tabanan in west central Bali. 
  • Do independent research in social sciences or an arts practicum.
  • Witness Indonesia’s arts up close.
  • Enjoy activities and excursions with Indonesian peers.
  • Travel throughout Java and Bali.
  • Choose between an Independent Study Project and an internship.
  • Immerse yourself in the traditions and interpretations of Hindu and Islamic religions and cultures.

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 10/01/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 11/01/2020 11/15/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 04/01/2021 04/30/2021 TBA TBA