Sustainability & Eco Tourism

4 Weeks Course

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Sustainability & Eco Tourism Summer Course

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 course 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.

About the Summer Course

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4 weeks

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

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Field trips

This course contains several field trips to eco resorts, traditional eco-villages and the Mangroves.

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Profound Expertise

A well structured block of lectures held at Udayana university will provide you with knowledge that will help you to evaluate sustainability.

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5 Credit Points

Within this summer course you can achieve up to 5 ECTS credit points awarded by the Udayana University in Bali.

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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.

Summer Course Fast Facts

No matter if you are a professional, an activist, university student, or you are simply interested in sustainable tourism concepts and the Balinese culture, you are welcome to participate in our 4-week summer course.

Tri Hita Karana

Learn more about sustainable tourism based on Tri Hita Karana, the Balinese life philosophy. It stands for a harmonious lifestyle, that is believed to maintain the balance of the spiritual and physical world. 

Course Content

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