- Denpasar, Indonesia; Ubud, Indonesia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
From babrirusas and orangutans to peacocks and sun bears, it’s a side of veterinary medicine few get to experience. Learn the basic principles in a variety of different settings and apply them to your work with rare and exotic species. This program will also provide you with the opportunity to practice critical thinking and problem solving. It teaches you not only how to care for different types of animals, but also how to balance preventative healthcare and hands-on intervention. However, it’s not all work and no play– snorkel with manta rays at Manta Point and explore Bali’s rich and unique culture by wandering market streets, venturing to ancient temples and attending an authentic Kecak Fire Dance.
Learn what being a veterinarian is all about as you treat and rehabilitate an array of animals that are as varied and exotic as magical Bali. Against a backdrop of lush rice terraces, pristine beaches and active volcanoes, work alongside veterinarians at wildlife rescue centers on Bali and Sulawesi. Gain hands-on veterinary experience while conducting physical exams, practicing preventive medicine and learning about animal behavior and anatomy. Volunteer with animal groups to help care for Bali’s indigenous dog population, assisting with spays and neuters, learn from two different wildlife rescue centers and explore the harsh realities of animal tourism and the illegal animal trade firsthand.
Our programs are unrivaled because of Broadreach's unique blend of meaningful community service, cultural exploration and hands-on learning in truly spectacular destinations. Community service is an integral part of every Broadreach adventure, complementing and interwoven into the academic and cultural focus of the program. While making a real contribution to the communities we visit, service work provides rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, leadership development and cultural understanding, offering our students remarkable perspectives on other people and places, as well as their role in the world.
- Setting Description:
- Bali and North Sulawesi are our jumping off points for this veterinary adventure. Venture beyond the ordinary in an Indonesian paradise of sea temples, volcanoes, rice terraces, beaches and rain forests. Raft down a mighty river, plus encounter hundreds of animal species in rescue centers as well as in their natural habitats. Our journey takes us to vibrant cities and charming villages including Krambitan, Sanur, Ubud and Watudambo. But no matter where you go in Bali, it’s like no other place in the world.
- Please visit the Broadreach website for program pricing information
Based on 2 Reviews
- Bali Vet Med01/10/18
Not only did Bali Vet Med give me hands on experience in the veterinary field, but it informed me of various wildlife issues on local and world-wide scales. This trip was not just about veterinary medicine: I was immersed in balinese culture and even
learned a few words in Indonesian. Learning was made fun and the daily activities helped bond our group together. Coming back from this trip, I gained so many new friends, real-world experiences in veterinary medicine, knowledge on habitat and wildlife conservation and memories that I never want to forget.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- More Than Just a Summer Program11/01/17
The Bali Veterinary Medicine program was so much more than just another summer program. Each day was a new adventure, filled with countless laughs and smiles. The academic side was not stressful at all and learning was made fun and interesting as we
gained hands-on experience. Bali Vet med gave me a better idea of veterinary medicine in the real world and my love for all animals flourished. All the people I met on the program were absolutely amazing-- From the leaders, to my fellow Broadreach students, and even all of the locals, have provided me new experiences and insight, which not only shaped my experience on the trip, but also my perspective of life.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend