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Intercultural Communication

Short Course | 4 Weeks | Bali, Indonesia

Quick facts about this short course.

Duration: 4 Weeks

This practical summer course provides 4 weeks of knowledge, successful practices, field trips and case studies.

Activities: Field Trips

Every week, we will go on a variety of field trips across Bali, which will neatly tie into the theoretical lectures of that week.

Language: English

Our well-structured lectures, which are held in English at Udayana University, will help you gain expertise on sustainability.

Credit Points: 6 ECTS

Within this short course you can achieve up to 6 ECTS credit points, which are awarded by Udayana University in Bali.

What makes this course a great choice?

This 4 weeks course offers a comprehensive knowledge on intercultural communications. It is designed to study social attributes, thought pattern and culture of different groups of people, which will lead participants not only to theoretically understand and value cultural differences but also to having skills of intercultural communications. Identity and culture are also studied within the discipline of communication to analyze how globalization influences ways of thinking, beliefs, values and identity within and between cultural environments.

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Application deadline for next course:
30th March, 2024

Next course starts:
5th of August, 2024

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Summer course fees

Total
€2590

What's included?
Accommodation, full tuition, field trips & more!

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The course content of our Intercultural Communication short course

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Course Objectives

  • To comprehend the intercultural communications skills

  • To understand and value cultural differences within the society

  • To comprehend globalization as a historical process and its aspects

  • To comprehend the concepts of social change and understand it theoretically

  • To introduce the issues of social changes in Bali as the impacts of globalization

  • To understand the local perspectives in seeing the issues and conflicts arising from social changes

  • To develop the competency to manage the issues of social changes in Bali from wider perspectives

  • To develop understanding of public use of communal space

  • To study and discussed many aspects of Bali’s conflict management and how Balinese facing the dynamic conditions came from globalization that also bought many different values on it.

  • To discuss ecological distribution conflict, i.e., socio-environmental conflict which arises from uneven distribution of the benefit and cost of environmental change using the Benoa Bay conflict as a case study

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Course Topics

  • Communal Space and case study (Gogibung)

  • Globalization, Tourism and Social Change

  • Intercultural Communications skill; understanding culture with mindfulness, verbal and non verbal communications and case study (Lontar Preservation)

  • Language Course - Bahasa Indonesia

  • Political Ecology (Conflict Management)

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Field Trips

  1. Site Visit To Desa Adat (Customary Village): Kesiman Kertalangu (week 1)

  2. Site Visit To Traditional Market: Pasar Kumbasari (week 2)

  3. Site Visit To Puri Kauhan Ubud (week 3)

  4. Site Visit: Balinese House (week 3)

  5. Site Visit To Benoa Bay Reclamation Area (week 4)

These amazing field trips are part of your short course in Bali.

As an Upskill student in Bali, you will not only get to know the incredible biodiversity of the island, but also experience local culture and explore all the activities you can do on the island of gods. Our field trips are some of the favorite parts of our Upskill alumni. Here's what you can expect from it:

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Field Trip #1

Kertalangu Cultural Village

Cultural Village Kertalangu is used for land conservation, education, research, recreation and community empowerment. Learn while visiting the village also the concept of Balinese culture through its Customary Village (Desa Adat) during our short course.

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Field Trip #2

Pasar Kumbasari

One of the best ways to learn and experience a new culture is through visiting its traditional market. During upskill's Intercultural Communication summer course we will take you to one of the biggest art market in Bali, Pasar Kumbasari.

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Field Trip #3

Puri Kauhan Ubud

The Lontar Preservation course emphasizes the symbolic exchange to accomplish shared meanings & communication between people of different cultures.

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Field Trip #4

Balinese House

During the third week, we want to take all participants to visit a traditional Balinese family house to learn and discuss about the Philosophy of Traditional Houses, as well as the Balinese Astrology and will end the course with a cooking class.

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Field Trip #5

Political Ecology

Using the Benoa Bay conflict as a case study, students will be invited to apply theoretical frameworks to critically analyze one of Bali's most polarizing issues.

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Field Trip #6

Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

This scenic water temple is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in mountainous Central Bali. The lake's water is considered holy in the Hindu beliefs.

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Field Trip #7

Waterfall Trekking

After spending the night in an ecolodge in a small village in North Bali, we will hike through rice fields to visit several waterfalls and this natural water slide.

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Field Trip #8

Surf Course

Since Bali is considered a paradise for surfers you definitely shouldn't miss out on that experience during your stay in Bali.

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Field Trip #9

Kecak Fire Dance Uluwatu Temple

The Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali's most iconic art performances, the show takes place at a clifftop amphitheater beside Uluwatu Temple.

Your classroom: The Balinese community.

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Intercultural Communicaton as well as Conflict Management are two very important topics in Bali where people from many different cultural, religious, social and ethnical backgrounds live together. Therefore this course will include a series of activities and trips during which you will be able to observe a wide range of communication processes and daily challenges that appear within such a society. Main focus will be on the question how problems and conflicts appear from the cross-cultural interaction and how the people in Bali can deal with these conflicts.

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