What's so special about the internship in Bali
The island of Bali is a peculiar place, being part of Muslim Indonesia, it is the only of the 17,500 islands that is inhabited by Hindus. The unique culture and its thousands of delicately carved stone temples where they place colorful offerings of fruit, flowers and chocolate bars, is an impressive sight to see. In addition, the waves surrounding the island attract numerous surf enthusiasts from all around the world. Those who land an internship in Bali will have plenty to do during leisure time.
80 % of our former interns and volunteers in Bali are back on the island within a year!
And the chances are looking good. Tourism has brought many international companies that have created a smaller subsidiary on Bali. To your advantage: your host company will have a comfortable size, which will enable you to put your knowledge into practice and directly contribute to the team and the company's success. Another good thing to know is that Indonesian language knowledge is not necessary, a sound knowledge in English is sufficient for a stay abroad in Bali. International interns who want to contribute and improve their knowledge in event management, journalism and marketing, will do well on the island of the gods. Anyone looking for an extra special experience in Bali can find internships in nonprofit companies and diving schools.
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Your first time in Asia?
Bali offers the best conditions to prepare you for a relatively hassle-free start to Asia. You may debate (as it is believed almost everywhere in Asia) that chicken feet are tastier than the chicken breast and staring is not at all rude, however, the province is driven by tourism and is very well developed so you will eventually feel somewhat at home. And here’s a figure to help convince you – 80% of all our trainees and volunteers return to Bali within one year!
An internship in Indonesia will boost your career...you bet!
How good can an internship in Indonesia really be for your career? In a country where it is normal to see 5 people piled on one scooter, where traffic rules are overrated and natural healers are chosen over hospitals. One learns to just smile at the typical behavior of Indonesians. An internship in Bali is a great choice precisely because of the benefits they bring to your career. Overcoming cultural differences, developing tolerance and the ability to adapt culturally is a great benefit to you personally and professionally. You will learn coping strategies and flexibility through your work in the internship company, as well as during your leisure time. This is actually one of the greater challenges and your future employer will thank you.
Indonesian language – how to master everyday life without headaches
Many may at first be deterred at the thought of an internship in a non-English-speaking country. New vocabulary, new grammar, new headaches. Especially in a language that is not in any way related to English, not even in the remotest sense. But we can give you some clarity on this concern. It is actually enough to get by in everyday life with just a few Indonesian words and phrases, unless of course your internship placement in Bali o requires an Indonesian language course. Its simple phonetics, lack of verb conjugation or cases, make the Indonesian language relatively easy. Memorize a few words, dice them together and voila! It is not enough to read a short story in Indonesian, but for a quick chat with the neighbors, ordering food or asking for directions, it is good enough. Even a random ordering of words is somehow understood – and a smile goes a long way!