Guam Students return home

Ubud is nowadays often visited by students from around the region. In a very interesting program twelve students from the University of Guam enrolled in the Community Development Course experienced the opportunity to visit Ubud and Eastern Bali.

Prior to the trip, the students studied some of the theories, ideas and the culture of a developing world. Professors Kirk Johnson and Rebecca Stephenson and the group recently returned from the ten-day trip.

"In Ubud, it's a large tourism town, the cultural center of Bali. In Easter Bali, it is the total opposite, quite impoverish (no running water, very littler electricity). The students stayed with families in their homes in the village. The students had a tough experience; it transformed their outlook of the world and what they want to do," Johnson explained.

Students from Jakarta holding their presentation about Balinese paintings in the Neka museum at a recent study trip organised by the Ladybamboo foundation

The trip was made possible through a grant and fundraising efforts and follows similar trips from the Rotary Club Oregon, US and regular April study tours from International schools from Jakarta.