Live the Language in Indonesia
in Jakarta & Bali, Indonesia
Combining Indonesian Language Studies
with Cultural Activities and Excursions in Bali.
is the official language of Bali and the 17,000 islands of Indonesia,
and is the sixth most widely-spoken language in the world.
Take a 2-, 3- or 4-week Language Vacation in Bali,
and learn to speak the language of
the world's fourth most-populous country.
If you're a traveller who likes to get away from the "familiar" and truly understand the culture of the people you meet in the places you visit, then LSI's LANGUAGE VACATIONS IN BALI is for you.
You'll wake up in Bali each day and spend your mornings studying Bahasa Indonesia with your own private Instructor/Mentor on the terrace of your exquisite Bali accommodation, surrounded by lush tropical gardens overlooking magnificent rice terraces.
Then, each afternoon, you'll hit the road with your guide to take in the sites, partake in the Bali's countless cultural activities and, most importantly, to practice your newly-learned language skills.
At LSI, we understand that 'language' is the all-important key to connecting with those around you, so we create immersion program which combine world-class Indonesian language training with unparalleled opportunities for authentic interaction with local Balinese communities.
Our desire is to have you leave Indonesia with much more than simply 'language training.' Our sincere hope is that you'll return home having acquired memories, friendships and influences which will impact your life forever.
All LSI Language Vacations are based in or around the city of Ubud, the cultural, artistic and spiritual centre of Bali.
Tucked in the foothills of central Bali, Ubud has entranced visitors for a century with its magnificent scenery, artistic people, and cultural and spiritual attributes. In recent years, the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love has brought Ubud to the attention of a whole new generation, and being named the top city in Asia by Conde Nast Traveller has only added to the hoopla.
Ubud is the place you dreamt of when you packed for Indonesia. From the flower-petal offerings placed everywhere, to the processions of joyfully-garbed locals shutting down roads, to the elaborate temple ceremonies, to the enchanting traditional dances, to the otherworldly gamelan music played everywhere, almost everything in Ubud has spiritual meaning and leaves you with a lasting impression of reverence, peace and tranquility.
Add to this Ubud's marvellous restaurants, exquisite lodgings, and world-renown spas and wellness centres, and you've got a place where days become weeks and weeks become months.
LSI works with several charming accommodations in the Ubud area, each chosen for its enchanting Indonesian ambiance. Once we have your details (the size of your party, the age and lifestyle of the travellers, etc), we'll select one of our favourite accommodations for you - one which suits the needs of you and/or your group and offers an appropriate space for language instruction.
All LSI Language Instruction is 'private' - just your party and your Instructor/Mentor.
Lessons start each weekday morning after breakfast, and are delivered on the terrace of your lodging.
During lesson hours, you're free to study as intensively as you desire. If you're a rather "serious" student (or group of students) and wish to focus on your language studies for a full 3 hours each morning, that's great. But, if you prefer to take things a little slower, building in regular breaks for tropical drinks and dips in the pool, that's fine too. Just let us know what you hope to achieve and we'll be ready to respond to your specific needs.
After you've completed your language lessons each weekday morning, you'll be served lunch on the terrace of your lodging.
Following lunch, your LSI Guide will pick you up and you'll hit the road to spend the remainder of the day and evening exploring Bali and partaking in all the cultural activities it has to offer.
Over the course of your programme, your Bali Guide will take you off the well-trodden path for a true "insider journey" across the island - a journey filled with opportunities that would normally only be available to natives. You'll venture to intricately carved temples rarely visited by tourists; you'll stop at villages where locals will prepare you meals whilst excited youngsters perform ritual dances; you'll visit traditional spice plantations - you'll experience "authentic Bali" and discover the true essence of the "Island of the Gods."
And your guides will structure your daily cultural activities around those things which interest you most. Maybe you'd like to learn to cook Balinese food or maybe you'd like to experience a traditional Balinese massage or spa treatment. Perhaps you'd enjoy some yoga sessions or some traditional Balinese dance classes. What about learning to play the gamelan or learning how to make Hindu offerings for the gods? Have you ever thought of visiting a guru for some spiritual mentoring?
The options are limitless, and the choices are, ultimately, yours to make. Your Guides will do everything in their power to meet your desires and ensure that every day of your immersion programme is magical for you.
Each evening, you'll head back to Ubud for dinner at an amazing world-renown restaurant. And, twice a week, you'll end your day with a fascinating Balinese dance or musical performance at a local palace or temple.