Bali College Summer Program

START Denpasar, Bali |
FINISH Sanur, Bali |
DURATION 4 weeks |
AGES 17 - 22 |

Explore Bali’s Natural and Cultural Landscapes

This gap program packs four weeks with action: animal rescue, dolphin watching, conservation projects, a transformational surf camp, and even eco-friendly waterway cleaning! In between adventures, relax at a yoga retreat, explore vibrant cafes, go white-water rafting, witness a volcano sunrise, and snorkel stunning reefs. Plus, a Nusa Penida island escape with beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, and incredible marine life awaits. Immerse yourself in Bali's culture, conserve its beauty, and create unforgettable memories.


Catch your first wave or hone your skills at a surf camp on your Balinese summer program! Immerse yourself in surfer's paradise on sandy beaches and world-famous breaks. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rider, expert instructors will guide you, unlocking the secrets of riding the ocean's energy. This is a chance to challenge yourself, connect with the waves, and create epic memories under the Balinese sun.

Take a refreshing dip in crystal-clear waters, or explore the vibrant underwater world with a spot of snorkeling. These perfect beach days offer the ideal balance to your adventures, allowing you to recharge, reconnect with nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Make a real difference by joining a rewarding service-learning project at an animal rescue center. Contribute to the well-being of rescued animals, and witness the power of conservation firsthand. Imagine assisting with care, rehabilitation, and enrichment activities, all while gaining a deeper understanding of these amazing creatures. This heartwarming experience allows you to combine your passion for animals with the desire to make a positive impact, creating lasting memories that will stay with you long after your travels.


This is a guide to what you can expect to do on program. The order in which the activities occur might vary.

Click download to view the full 4 week sample itinerary.

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Bali Arrival, Orientation and a Volcano Sunrise Hike

Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Flying into the island you will be met with clear water, jungle covered land and more islands than you can count.

Our first few days will be spent getting to know your travel companions by playing games, introducing our core values and also making yourself familiar with island life in Bali. We will also manage to fit in a sunrise hike up to Batur Volcano and a day snorkeling near to Ubud.

Animal Conservation and a Dolphin Trip

Our partner for the animal conservation project we carry out is a non-profit organization. Here they work to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond.

The organisation directly relieves the suffering of animals by providing emergency response and rescue, food and medication, rehabilitation and adoption. It practices humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for sustainable improvement to animal welfare now and into the future.

This organisation is funded entirely by donations and relies heavily on a staff of dedicated volunteers. This is where we will come in and really make a difference with the 4 days we have here.

We finish off the week with a dolphin watching tour in the waters just off the Bali coast. Here we will see dolphins duck and dive in and out of the water and playing with the boats.

Program Details

What's Included?
  • All in-program travel and transport, excluding flights
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All expeditions, activities, excursions, volunteer projects and entry fees as described in the itinerary
  • Experienced Program Instructors and local guides
  • Informal lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism
  • Experiential core curriculum that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves
  • Certificate of Program Completion


For full program details, please request the information booklet.

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Medium Activity Level

Anyone with an average fitness level and an enthusiasm for the outdoors and new experiences will have a great time on this summer program! 

Medium Camping Level

Our accommodation will be a mix of camping (tents supplied) and comfortable, clean hostels and lodges. Accommodation is diverse, comfortable and carefully chosen to fit our needs.

Low Service Learning Level

You'll have the opportunity to give back to Bali during your time at a rewarding conservation service-learning project working with an animal rescue centre.

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Bali College Summer Program