Balinese Traditional & Complementary Medicine Summer Course
Upskill Study New Program 2024
We always strive to provide an enticing experience for our global students, and we are thrilled to introduce our new Short Course program, focusing on the rich traditions and holistic therapies of 'Usada' or Balinese traditional and complementary medicine. By combining this holistic experience with our Sustainability and Ecotourism study program, we offer students a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Balinese culture while developing essential intercultural communication skills.
What is Balinese Traditional and Complementary Medicine?
Deeply rooted in ancient wisdom, Balinese traditional and complementary medicine utilize natural herbs, spices, and holistic therapies to address physical and mental ailments. This centuries-old practice encompasses a wide range of techniques, including Bali-based herbal remedies, Balinese massage, and energy and spiritual healing through yoga and meditation. The Balinese people believe in the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit, and their traditional healing practices deeply reflect this holistic approach.
Why Study Balinese Traditional Medicine?
Bali, with its vibrant culture and serene natural beauty, definitely serves as the perfect backdrop for those who wish to gain deeper knowledge about Balinese traditional and complementary medicine. As an international student, what better way to gain a deep understanding of different cultures than by studying abroad? Indonesia, and specifically Bali, provides a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of traditions and living concepts, offering a stark contrast to Western culture.
During your time in Bali, you will witness firsthand how intercultural communication shapes modern life on the island. With its residents hailing from various ethnicities, religions, and social backgrounds, Bali’s cosmopolitan environment serves as a captivating microcosm of global cultural exchange. By studying about Balinese traditional and complementary medicine, you will not only deepen your knowledge of this ancient healing art but also enhance your intercultural competence, a crucial skill in today's interconnected world.
What Will You Learn in the Program?
Our Short Course program in Balinese traditional and complementary medicine goes beyond classroom lectures. We would be glad to give our students first-hand experience on the topic as well! You will get the chance to blend theory with hands-on field trips, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural fabric of Bali. Our classroom lectures will provide you with a solid foundation in intercultural communication, globalization, conflict management, and political ecology. These lectures also serve as a springboard for the field trips, where you will engage directly with diverse communities and experience the healing practices firsthand.
By participating in this program, you will develop invaluable cross-cultural skills and gain a global perspective. Direct interactions with Balinese communities will let you learn to set aside your own values and embrace different perspectives and interpretations of life. The Balinese people’s intricate way of life, rooted in spirituality, balance, and intuition, will challenge you to question your own belief system and encourage personal growth. Not only will you develop sensitivity and be open to other cultures, but these transformative experiences will also equip you with the essential skills for effective intercultural communication.
Gain a profound understanding of this ancient healing practice while simultaneously honing your intercultural communication skills. Enroll today and get ready for a life-changing adventure that will leave you with lasting memories, invaluable skills, and a deep appreciation for the wonders of Bali.
By Billy Bagus