Florida State University

Bali, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Immersion

Dates

June 10-July 8, 2019

This dynamic course will provide FSU students with an immersive understanding of social innovation & entrepreneurship (SIE) through a highly-interactive exploration and application of theory and methods. Students will travel to several locations around Bali to study economic empowerment, sustainable development, and community health through site visits, talks with community leaders, case studies, and a social entrepreneurship “sprint” project in partnership with local Indonesian students.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 Palace

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.

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

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES, ONE EXPERIENCE AT A TIME