SIT: Arts, Religion, and Social Change in Bali

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or Above
Location: Asia, Indonesia
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation.

In this program you will examine the close relationship between religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Bali. You will discover the dynamic ways in which Balinese traditional arts are changing, especially in urban settings, in response to the pressures of globalization and increased Balinese engagement with global networks.

A predominantly Hindu island in this otherwise Muslim nation, Bali offers a blend of religious and cultural influences, a rich artistic heritage, and a window into the continued importance of religion in daily life. In Bali you will examine the interaction between traditional Balinese arts and culture and the economic and political spheres of society.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Dates and Deadlines
To confirm the exact program dates, please consult SIT.
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall Semester 2022 4/1/2023 Early September Mid-December
Spring Semester 2023 10/1/2022 Late January Mid-May

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to the Arts, Religion, and Social Change program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

SIT Study Abroad has rolling admission, which means that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between the opening and closing dates of the review process. Applications must be complete to be reviewed for admission. Since many programs fill long before the published closing dates, you are strongly advised to apply by the above priority deadline.

Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by SIT. The SIT admissions committee strives to select students who will be the best possible match for the program. You should submit strong academic references and demonstrate a consistent academic record, clear motivation to study abroad, solid reasoning for their program choice, and an understanding of the program model.

IMPORTANT: Application for a SIT program involves two parts. Both parts of the application are due by the GEO application deadline.

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the SIT application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the SIT deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult SIT.

Travel Advisories

GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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