Florida State University

FSU Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
in Partnership with the
Bali Institute for Global Renewal
June 4 – July 2, 2018 • Bali, Indonesia

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With its magnificent forested volcanoes, iconic terraced rice fields, teeming coral reefs, and ubiquitous temples, Bali earns its nickname as the “Island of the Gods.” While its ancient Hindu culture continues to thrive, Bali is also a hotbed of impact entrepreneurship. This blend of tradition and innovation offers profound lessons for addressing today’s global challenges. Students will deepen their understanding of social and environmental issues within the context of a developing economy, while gaining perspective on how social entrepreneurship can be an effective, sustainable approach to addressing problems.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1:
Airport pickup; welcome dinner

Days 2-4:
Cultural immersion (rice fields walk, hands-on cultural  workshop, art museum, examples of community leadership, sunset visit to seaside temple…)

Days 5-8:
Site visits to social enterprises and high-impact nonprofits

Days 9-12:
Immersive SIE case study with Pemuteran’s innovative & internationally-recognized coral reef restoration project; study this successful example of community-driven conservation through engagement with community stakeholders and snorkeling both the BioRock Reef and a spectacular intact reef off of Menjangan Island

Days 13-14:
Meet Balinese university students in Singaraja; peer learning/team building

Days 15-17:
Immersive SIE case study in a rural village on the slopes of Mount Batur with award-winning social enterprise, East Bali Cashews

Days 18-20:
In teams with Balinese students, participate in a social innovation “sprint” to address local challenges, with the best ideas funded through minigrants

Days 21-22:
Rest and relaxation at Amed beach; sunrise boat ride & snorkeling over shipwreck

Days 23-28:
Ubud, the “cultural center” of Bali; visits to the award-winning Green School and Hubud, a local incubator/co-working space; complete final assignments; synthesis and reflection; free time (or opportunity to visit additional high-impact organizations); farewell dinner

Day 29:

Head to Airport

Additional Information

Areas of Study

Community-Driven Conservation, Economic Empowerment, Global Health, International Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Sustainable Development, Women & Gender in Development

Eligibility and Prerequisites

This program is open to all interested students. All students admitted to the program must meet with the program leader, Bruce Manciagli (bmanciagli@fsu.edu), before the confirmation deposit deadline. There will be an online component to this program before going abroad.

Visa Requirements

At the time of publication, a visa is not required for U.S. citizens.  Non-U.S. passport holders, contact International Programs before applying.

Excursions & Group Activities

Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:
– Site visits to social enterprises and high-impact nonprofits
– Snorkel over a coral reef restoration project
– Explore traditional markets, Hindu temples, and terraced rice fields,
– Immersive hands-on social innovation experience in local rural village
– Private tour, dinner with the Prince, and dance performance at Peliatan

This dynamic experience will provide students with an immersive understanding of social innovation & entrepreneurship (SIE) through a highly-interactive exploration and application of theory and methods. We’ll travel to several locations around Bali to study the following social/environmental issues through site visits, talks with community leaders, case studies, action research, and immersion experiences:
• Poverty & Economic Empowerment
• Environment & Sustainable Development
• Community & Global Health

We’ll also explore how these issues intersect with each other and examine them through the lenses of:
• Women & Gender
• Traditional vs. Modern
• Leadership & Community
• Formal, Non-Formal, & Informal Education

Students stay in double-occupancy Balinese-style accommodations, including beach bungalows, local inns, and a home-stay.

Click Here to learn more and sign up.


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