Quick facts about this summer course.
What makes this course a great choice?
As the leading tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali finds itself in a challenging position, where tourism development is helping the island to grow economically, but at the same time threatening natural habitats, marine life and its unique culture. This intense 4 week summer school will help you to understand the impact of tourism in Bali and see the steps that are taken towards sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. Various field trips will help you to gain an insight into the efforts that are made to reduce the negative impacts and to preserve Bali’s main tourist attractions: its nature and cultural practices.
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The course content of our Sustainability & Eco Tourism summer course
Identify the key concepts and issues of sustainability, such as sustainable development in tourism
Describe and evaluate environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts of tourism
Describe the phenomenon of ecotourism
Evaluate products and best practices in sustainable development especially in tourism
Apply theoretical knowledge in a practical context
Critically evaluate sustainability in a tourist resort, hotel, tourist destination.
Introduction to sustainability & sustainable tourism
The concept of “Tri Hita Karana” and sustainable tourism
Introduction to Ecotourism
Empowering the local community
Sustainable tourism certification
Measuring achievements in sustainable tourism
These amazing field trips are part of your summer 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:
Your classroom: The Balinese community.
Bali's nature is the island's most important source for tourism. Thus, ecotourism especially focuses on approaches of integrating tourism into the ecosystem. Particularly tourism in Bali has a massive impact on the local community: it is challenging traditional and religious practices of the Balinese Hindu community, and, with many investors coming from abroad, is lacking to include the local community. Within this summer course you will have the opportunities to experience through theories learning and direct visits not only resorts with a greener vision, but also villages that have successfully integrated a concept that is green, is empowering its local people and is in line with their life concept, also known as the Tri Hita Karana. An approach that you will not find anywhere else in the world.