This practical summer course provides 4 weeks of knowledge, successful practices, field trips and case studies.
There will be different field trips every week, which are aligned to the theoretical lectures of that week.
A well structured block of lectures held at Udayana university will provide you with knowledge that will help you to evaluate sustainability.
6 Credit Points
Within this summer course you can achieve up to 6 ECTS credit points awarded by Udayana University in Bali.
Summer School: Sustainability & Eco Tourism
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 made towards sustainable tourism and ecotourism. 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.
- 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
The Monkey Forest is probably one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Ubud area. Yet it is a great place to learn and understand how the local community gets involved in organizing and preserving the forest.
Learn more about tropical butterflies, about their development stages and why they are so important for our ecosystems.
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.
Your Classroom | the Balinese Community
Nature is the most important source for tourism, thus, ecotourism especially focuses on approaches of integrating tourism into the ecosystem. But particularly tourism in Bali also has a huge impact in the local community: it is challenging traditional and religious practices of the Balinese Hindu and, with many investors coming from abroad, is lacking to include the local community. Within this summer course you will have the chance to visit 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 opportunity and approach that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.