STUDY SUSTAINABILITY AND ECO-TOURISM
Module 2: Sustainable Development based on Balinese life philosophy of the Tri hita Karana (THK) (5 ECTS)
This course will give an general understanding of sustainability based on the Balinese life philosophy of the Tri Hita Karana (THK) and how to implement it correctly in working activities.
Module 3: Green Hotels / Eco Lodge Implementation (5 ECTS)
After taking part in this course, students are expected to be able to evaluate the implementation of green hotels or eco lodges. This course focuses on environmental problems and how they can be improved/solved with the implementation of specific criteria for green hotels and eco lodges.
Module 4: Nature and Eco-Tour Guiding (5 ECTS)
This course focuses on nature and Eco tour guiding in the most sustainable and environmental friendly way. Besides theoretical lectures such as fragile ecosystems, ethics in guiding or emergency preparation & response in guiding, students will also be able to get hands-on experience.
Module 5: Biodiversity Conservation (5 ECTS)
The course is about the conservation of biodiversity through development of ecotourism. The course will cover: (a) ecotourism definition, its principles and criteria; (b) biodiversity conservation, community empowerment, and poverty alleviation through ecotourism; (c) the Balinese life philosophy of the Tri Hita Karana (THK); (d) ecotourism products, (e) terrestrial ecotourism; (f) marine ecotourism; (g) agro-ecotourism; (h) eco lodge, (i) case studies in ecotourism and biodiversity conservation organizations. In the practical level there will be several field trips, which may include, but not limited to: Pemuteran (marine conservation and tourism programs), Tahura Ngurah Rai (mangrove conservation & mangrove tour), Subak Sembung (agro-ecotourism), Sanur or Nusa Dua (benthic organism, bio indicator, trekking, bird watching, etc.), Udayana lodge (eco-lodge), Gianyar Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Gianyar) (plant diversity and traditional way of forest conservation) and Kemenuh Butterfly Park.
Module 6: Bahasa Indonesia (5 ECTS)
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language in Indonesia and is spoken from a majority of Indonesians next to a variety of different dialects which vary locally. In this language course you will learn the basics of the Indonesian language, in order to be able to immerse into Bali’s culture and life. This course mostly focuses on teaching the students to interact/communicate in Indonesian. Besides that, the students will also learn some basics of grammatical/structural rules.
Where You Will Study
You will study at the Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Udayana in Bali. The Jimbaran campus is located in the southern Bukit Peninsular. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes by scooter to Kuta or Seminyak, or 45 minutes by taxi (depending on the traffic).
When To Arrive?
The semester starts on a Monday. It is recommended to arrive a couple of days before to get used to the climate and get used to driving the scooter in typical Indonesian traffic.
Orientation & Welcoming
On Friday before the semester start Upskill will organize a come together, where you can meet up with students from your semester batch and get to know our team!