Dominican University of California

Explorations in Equity Program

Dates

June 1-18, 2019

This course from Dominican University of California focuses on the roles of equity and diversity in institutional settings like schools. The program will explore Bali through the lens of culture and tradition, giving students opportunities to explore their own cultural and institutional biases through visits to Balinese homes, schools, and community spaces. The goal is to help students become more aware of their own views and values and how they shape their perception of a new place and culture.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend an afternoon with Agung Rai, founder of an iconic Balinese art museum as he shows you remnants of Bali’s ancient history hidden under Ubud’s more modern facade
  • Visit the Green School to see an international approach to green education
  • Enjoy a special full moon Kecak fire dance at ARMA
  • Visit Bali Mandara High School, a special boarding school for disadvantaged students that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential
  • Participate in a cross-cultural seminar with students from Ganesha University in Singaraja

This course from Dominican University of California examines the principles of equity and diversity and their implementation in schools and other institutional settings. Students examine their own beliefs, biases, and expectations about equity, diversity, and multiculturalism, so that they may be better prepared for their future careers. The program will explore Bali through the lens of culture and tradition with the goal of developing comfort with difference through heightened self-awareness.

Students will participate in community engagement projects, thereby integrating course content with cultural immersion. Students will have opportunities to explore their own cultural and institutional biases through individual and group activities that compliment course content such as: guided visits through indigenous art museums, temples, family compounds and markets; observation and participation in religious rites, ritual dances, and artisan craft-making, and excursions to traditional villages, rice terraces, a coral restoration project, women’s center and local schools.

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES, ONE EXPERIENCE AT A TIME