In this Service learning and Outdoor Adventure expedition, you’ll be based in Northwest and East Bali, far away from the tourist zones and immersed in nature as well as the traditional Balinese culture and way of life. You’ll learn the importance of social responsibility and take part in a fantastic grassroots service project. You’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Balinese culture by taking part in several cultural customs and activities. You’ll also be challenging yourself through learning to ride waves.
Our service learning will lead us to the East Bali Cashews. East Bali has a dry climate, which made for poor rice planting. However, farmers realized that cashews thrived in this climate. This process has expanded and is now one of the main produce harvested in this area. We will be assisting the farmers, working with the community, and learning more about their traditions and culture.
The second part of the trip will focus on the ins and outs of surfing. You’ll learn how to catch and ride a wave from waist deep water as well as important ocean skills and knowledge: identifying rips, currents, sweep as well as learning personal survival and lifesaving skills. We will also get the opportunity to do beach cleaning and visit the community around our beach.
This trip will allow for personal growth through physical challenges and new opportunities. It will broaden your understanding of social responsibility and cultural awareness, and it will allow you to make a long lasting connection to a community outside of your own.
“Although our time of service was cut short, I believe it gave me ample motivation to complete and actively look for service opportunities in Hong Kong. The trip was very enjoyable and just reminds me not to think too much so I can enjoy the passing moments of life.”
“This year’s CAS week in Bali was slightly different due Mount Agung’s eruption but was extremely unforgettable for me to be able to step into their shoes and experience such critical moment. I witnessed the beauty of Balinese culture through exploring temples and observing their traditional festivals as well as tasting their delicious food! For me, getting my hands dirty for garden work was extremely rewarding as I was able to lend a helping hand to the community. Surfing was the most remarkable as I was able to step out of my comfort zone and catch some waves!”