Program Overview

Examine biodiversity and learn about grassroots conservation in the tropical ecosystems of Indonesia. The program is based in Kerambitan, Bali, on the grounds of an ancient palace complex, in an area called the Puri Saren Kangin (“Palace of the Eastern Sleeping Quarters”). You’ll visit Java and Borneo and experience a three-night homestay with a family in nearby rural Tabanan, famous for its beautiful rice terraces, black sand beaches, and distinctive temples and art. UNESCO recognized Tabanan’s irrigation district and rice fields of Subak Jatiluwih as a World Heritage site.

In addition to your content courses, learn basic Bahasa Indonesia.

Please visit the SIT website at https://studyabroad.sit.edu/abe/ for further information about the program, including dates and course information.

Course Equivalencies

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.

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

Application process

If you are interested in applying to the Summer Biodiversity and Conservation 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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer2020March 1, 2020Mid-JuneLate July

Travel Advisories

For current health, safety, and travel advisory information, search the US Department of State country webpage.