This 14 day learning community takes place in Bali, Indonesia with an emphasis on cultural and customs and adventure. During our stay we’ll explore the local history, artistry, agricultural traditions, nature and even try our hand at surfing! One of the highlights of our Bali – Culture, Surf and Adventure – 14 Day Teen Learning Community is a 3 day excursion to the Komodo National Park located in the Lesser Sunda Islands which is a UNESCO world heritage site. There we’ll see the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragons in their natural environment! Join us for an unforgettable nature adventure!
May 14th – May 27th, 2019
Bali, Komodo Island, Indonesia
8 or more participants (ages 14-24) self-directed learners, unschooolers, homeschoolers & worldschoolers
$2395 USD - before September 15th, 2019
$2650 USD - after September 15th, 2019
Open & Accepting Applications
Full accommodation for the duration of the learning community retreat
• All airport transfers
• All ground transportation
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinners during the retreat
• Entrance fees to all the included attractions
• All workshops, talks, guided tours, and classes throughout the retreat.
• Filtered drinking water to refill your water bottles (water bottle not included).
• International airfare
• Other personal items
• Meals on travel days (arrival & departure)
• International flights from your home country to each retreat location are not included
Many of our meals will be a blend of locally prepared dishes and self catered foods and snacks. Breakfasts are provided by our hotel in both Ubud and Kuta and will be a mix of fresh fruit, juice, eggs and local breads. Lunches will be a combination of local dishes, salads, fish and other Balinese flavors. On the days we have full-day outings, we’ll either prepare and packed lunches for our trip or eat at local ‘warungs’ (restaurants) near the attractions. Dinners will be a combination of self-prepared meals and meals from local restaurants. On our 3-day trip to Komodo Island, our meals will be catered on the boat. We will make every effort to accommodate everyone’s diet restrictions including having vegetarian and gluten-free options. Please indicate any special needs on your application.
During the Bali – Surfing and Culture – 14 Day Teen Learning Community, we will stay in several locations including hostels, hotels and guest houses in Ubud and Kuta. Normally there will be two or three people per room.
What to Bring?
You’ll be gone for a two weeks. For those of you who haven’t traveled for long periods of time, we’ve prepared this list in case you might need some assistance with deciding what you should pack. So here it is, our packing list ‘suggestions‘! Our recommendation to you is not to over do it. You’ll have to haul everything you pack around initially, and there are weight restrictions through all airlines. Also, keep in mind you will be living in shared space. There will be laundry available, and you will be able to purchase replacement shampoos, lotions, etc. during the trip, so no need to haul around ‘family size’ bottles of anything.
NOTE: Remember the list below is a suggested list! Feel free to modify, based on your own needs.
1 light weight cotton long sleeve shirt or cover up
1 pair of light weight pants (I would recommend wearing this on the plane)
4-6 T-shirts and / or tank tops
2 -4 bathing suits
1 sunhat with a brim
personal items / toiletries
tooth paste & toothbrush
shampoo & conditioner
Thai outlet convertor
copy of passport
anything you will need to lead a session
tiny first aid kit
small journal or notepad and pens
costume, wigs, funky hats, etc. (if you are into that sort of thing)
Schedule for Bali
Day 1 – Arrival and Travel to Ubud
Day 2 – Team building, Icebreakers and Cooking Class
Day 3 – Gardens, Canopies, Waterfalls and Temples
Day 4 – Cultural Bicycle Tour
Day 5 – Monkey Forest, Batik and Balinese Dancing
Day 6 – Sunrise Volcano Trip, Hot Springs
Day 7 – Travel Day to Komodo Island
Day 8 – Komodo Island: Komodo Island Trip
Day 9 – Komodo Island: Komodo Island Trip
Day 10 – Komodo Island: Komodo Island Trip
Day 11 – Travel and Beach Day
Day 12 – Surf Day
Day 13 – Sea Turtle Society
Day 14 –Travel Home
~schedule is subject to shift
Lainie Liberti, is a Project World School co-founder and facilitator who has organized and run over 15 international retreats since 2013. She is passionate about learning, archaeology, community and empowering young learners. To read more about her, click here.
Miro Siegel is a 19 year old Project World School co-founder and facilitator, who specializes in writing, mythology, history and cultural studies. Miro acts as both a mentor, and a friend to all. To read more about him, click here.
Cricket McGriff is an unschooled world-traveler teacher, mentor and jeweler. Her laugh is infectious and she’s brimming with positive energy. To read more about her, click here.