Balinese Culture, Business and Economics Program

Study Abroad in the Balinese Culture, Business and Economics Program at Warmadewa University, for 1 or 2 semesters, applicable for GAP year students.

Join Bali’s most accessible study program and dive into the Indonesian and Balinese culture, while learning the foundations business and economics! You can enroll in this highly international program for one or two semesters.

Program Overview

Semesters

Summer (April – July),
Autumn (Sep – Dec)

Max credits

31 ECTS /
16 US credits

Program content

Lectures, workshops and excursions

Levels of study

Bachelor and Master, GAP Year

Fees

Study Fields

Indonesian Language, Culture, History, Tourism, Politics, Economy, Business, Agriculture

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SEMESTER DATES

AUTUMN 2024*

SPRING 2025*

AUTUMN 2025*

SPRING 2026*

You may apply for semesters in the upcoming years already.

*) Small changes possible

Program Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture by connecting with fellow students and individuals from around the globe, fostering a vibrant international network.

  • Embark on an enriching academic journey at the most accessible study abroad program in Bali.

  • Learn the fundamentals of Bahasa Indonesia, all while honing your intercultural communication skills within the context of Balinese culture.

  • Choose from an array of courses spanning various fields of study, available at both Bachelor's and Master's levels, tailored to immerse you in the essence of Balinese traditions.

  • Enhance your study adventure with optional service packages designed to ensure your comfort, leave lasting memories, and alleviate any concerns. (See fees below)

  • Streamlined application processes make pursuing your academic dreams in Bali as seamless as a gentle breeze off the coast.

  • Benefit from ongoing support throughout the semester from local study companions and our dedicated international team, ensuring you feel at home amidst Bali's rich cultural tapestry.

  • Seize your free time to explore Bali's renowned paradise, as well as its neighboring islands, discovering the wonders of Balinese culture at every turn.

Studying in the Balinese Culture, Business and Economics Program

Balinese Culture, Business and Economics Program

The Balinese Culture, Business, and Economics Program (WBC) stands out as Bali’s culturally diverse study abroad option. Taught entirely in English, this interdisciplinary program offers a comprehensive exploration of International Business, Economics, Management, Environmental Sustainability, and the unique traits of Bali, Indonesia and the broader ASEAN region. Engage in lectures, interactive workshops, and enriching excursions to gain profound insights into these subjects while immersing yourself in Balinese culture.

This program caters to individuals who:

  • Are either university students or recent high school graduates
  • Seek to deepen their comprehension of global issues while embarking on a distinctive life journey
  • Prioritize a straightforward application process with prompt responses to all inquiries
  • Aspire to forge new friendships on an international scale and cultivate a career-enhancing multicultural network
  • Relish the opportunity to thrive within a welcoming environment and receive exceptional student support throughout the semester.

Warmadewa University Gap Year Applications

If you are a high school or college graduate, your plans are still unclear or you simply want to take a break from your daily routines, you may apply for a gap year program. Studying abroad during your gap year is the perfect way to give your life a new direction!

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Most frequent questions and answers

Q: Can I take Master’s level courses even if I’m a Bachelor’s level student? A: Yes, you can. Bachelor-level students can choose Master level courses and vice versa. Please confirm with your home institution which courses are accepted for credit transfer.

Q: Are there mandatory courses? A: Yes, an Indonesian Language course is mandatory for all students attending the Balinese Culture, Business, and Economics Program (WBC).

Q: When are my course selections confirmed? A: We will send your course selections to Warmadewa University approximately 1 month after the application deadline. Unless you’re notified that there is overlapping with your course selections or that a certain course doesn’t take place, all your course selections are confirmed.

Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections? A: Dropping out of a course is still possible until the second week of the semester as long as you still have a minimum of 3 courses left. If you wish to add a course, it is still possible on a case-by-case basis before the semester (until a maximum of 6 courses).

Q: How does the weekly schedule look like? A: In general, you will have contact lectures from Monday to Wednesday. Thursdays are reserved for workshops and excursions during the first half of your semester.

Q: What is the required minimum attendance? A: You must attend a minimum of 75 % of lectures and all mandatory workshops/excursions. You must also pass the mid-term and final exams to receive your grades. In case of sickness, you can discuss with the program staff regarding the excused absence.

Q: When do the exams take place? A: All exams will take place inside the official semester dates. Mid-term exams usually take place the week before the mid-term holiday and final exams the last week of the semester. The exams are scheduled for the same weekdays and times as your normal classes.

Q: What kind of costs are there regarding study materials? A: There are no book fees in the Balinese Culture, Business, and Economics Program (WBC). Most of the study materials will be uploaded to a student folder in Google Drive/Dropbox. Some assignments must be submitted as printed documents. There are printing shops outside the campus and printing is extremely cheap in Bali.

Dresscode: You should always cover your shoulders, belly, knees and toes when on campus. Please bring enough proper, lightweight clothes with you from home as it can be difficult to find especially bigger clothes or shoes in Bali.

Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying at Warmadewa University?
A: C9 Visa for exchange semester students / Visa on Arrival for summer school students.

Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: As soon as you receive the official acceptance letter from Warmadewa University. We will send this to you latest 1 month before the semester starts. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.

Q: Can I travel inside Indonesia during the semester even if my passport is at immigration for an extension?
A: Former students have traveled with a scanned copy of their passport’s ID page and student card from Warmadewa University. You can find general information about Indonesian student visas here.

Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options? Read our accommodation guide for Bali here. Many of our former students have used and trusted the services of www.bukitvista.com.

Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Bali?
A: It is completely up to you. Many of the cheapest places get booked in advance during the autumn, but most students still prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.

Q: Do I need an International Driver’s License for driving a scooter in Bali?
A: Yes, you do. If you don’t yet have one, please order it from your national car union’s website. Bear in mind that driving a scooter in Bali requires a motorbike license. Without one, you might have problems with your insurance company in case of an accident.

Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations if you wish to travel to more rural areas. Bali is not a malaria-endemic zone, so most likely, you will not need to purchase anti-malaria medication.

Q: Can I bring prescription medicines to Bali?
A: That shouldn’t be a problem if you bring the doctor’s prescription with the medicine. Some medicines can be very hard or impossible to find in Bali, even though there are plenty of pharmacies in the more touristy areas of Bali.

Q: Do I need to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance for the whole duration of the study abroad program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. Additional information and recommended insurance packages.

Q: How are the hospitals in Bali?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Bali, for example, BIMC, Siloam and Kasih Ibu. Please ask your insurance company for their partner hospital in Bali, as most insurances have one which they prefer. With minor worries, you can usually visit the local clinics that can be found everywhere.

Q: How are the hospitals in Bali?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Bali, for example, BIMC, Siloam and Kasih Ibu. Please ask your insurance company for their partner hospital in Bali, as most insurances have one they prefer. With minor worries, you can usually visit the local clinics that can be found everywhere.

Q: Do I need to have travel insurance? You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation and other living costs. There are no book fees in the Warmadewa International Program, as most of the study materials will be uploaded to a student folder in Google Drive/Dropbox. The cost of living is relatively low in Bali. The actual costs depend on your individual lifestyle. Find a list of general living costs hereRead more about budgeting your study abroad semester.

Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to info@asiaexchange.org and we will forward it to Warmadewa University for signing.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter? The electronic official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you approximately 1.5 months before the semester starts.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2 months after the end of the semester.

Q: Which other essential items should I bring with me from home?
A: Sunscreen, contact lenses, tampons, underwear, power bank, USB stick and dry shampoo.

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