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CLiGS Indonesia Program
Multiple Cities, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language(s) in which classes are available:
English Max credits offered: 03
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission:
4 Senior Program Type: VT faculty-led
College Sponsor: CNRE
Program Description:
Ubud palace in Bali

Indonesia Map
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Field of Study

Urban Sustainability, Climate Change, Natural Resources

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Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (3 cr.)

Gain hands-on project management, critical thinking, intercultural as well as career skills by exploring 21st Century sustainability in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing regions of the world.



Summer 2017 (August 5 - 14)

CLiGS Bali International Field Experience

Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) global programs focus on advancing strategies for sustainable management of socio-ecological systems in some of the world's most rapidly developing regions. There are projects associated with each global program open to graduate students and professionals interested in gaining international sustainability experience and contributing to the work of CLiGS.


Part of the Republic of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, Bali is the country’s largest tourism destination. The 5,636 square kilometer island straddling the Indian and Pacific Oceans rich in cultural and aesthetic amenities as well as natural resources, is drawing domestic workers and international visitors at rapid rates. With both booming population growth (currently at 4.2 million) and a quickly growing tourism industry (estimated at 3.3 million annually), the island of Bali is quickly confronting possible limitations of growth if a healthy environment and desirable quality of life are the goals.

Having declared independence from Dutch colonial rule in 1945 with weak institutions and under-prepared populous, Indonesia wrestles with the tensions presented by a modernizing globalized economy and relatively weak democratic form of government. But in the gap left by these institutional tensions, social and ecological entrepreneurship has found fertile ground in which to sow the seeds of sustainable development opportunities and enterprises. Ranging from innovative solid waste management business models, to organic palms sugar and chocolate producer cooperatives, to ecotourism in many forms, Bali has become a hub for regional social entrepreneurship networks.

CLiGS is interested in better understanding and advancing this networked market-based approach to sustainable development in an island nation as ecologically rich as Indonesia, particularly in Bali. The CLiGS Bali program explores the themes of tourism, island ecology, marine ecosystems, waste management, networks, and religion.
CLiGs in Bali


Students must be enrolled in the Master's of Natural Resource degree program. Registration occurs as a part of NR 5114 or NR 5954.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017


CLiGS International Field Experiences provide opportunities for graduate students and professionals to travel and gain international sustainability experience in rapidly developing regions of the world. Offered as part of a graduate level course through Virginia Tech’s Master of Natural Resources degree program, participants earn three graduate credits from Virginia Tech for their participation in the course and project.

The course is conducted online, except for the ten-day fieldwork element. Graduate credits earned through this project can be applied to the Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainability, and the online and global formats of the Master of Natural Resources degree.


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $3,300 (does not include graduate credits tuition or international airfare).

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:&

Program Leader

Marc Stern
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability
Virginia Tech

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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