“Anyone looking for an experience of a life time with a community of wonderful, kind and very competent people – look no further as BLS Internships is your ticket to an internship in paradise”.
I have experienced the supervision from BLS Internships Bali as a very involved and personal.
“Next of my internship I have done so many great trips, seen and eaten a lot and above all enjoyed the beauty that Bali has to offer”.
My internship on Bali started in August 2016, and I looked really forward to my internship on Bali at a school for disabled children. It was (especially in the beginning) difficult because I had to arrange everything from my visa till paperwork for the Dutch government but here I got great help thanks to Julian.
“I want to thank BLS Internships Bali for the great guidance and I recommend this fantastic experience to everyone!!🙏🙏 — feeling blessed”.
Last year I did a six-month internship at Bali (Indonesia) for my social work study. This was the first time that I would go abroad on my own for a longer period. In the beginning I found it exciting to go abroad without parents on my own. Fortunately BLS Internships Bali came on my way. Julian from BLS made sure that I never felt alone. And that Bali has become my second home. Julian from BLS Internships Bali helped me with everything. From housing to an internship. Everything could be arranged. Thanks to BLS, I was able to do an internship at a fantastic foundation called Sjaki-Tari-Us. In addition, supervisor Julian himself has experiences in the social field. This made it extra pleasant for me to work with Julian. I want to thank BLS Internships Bali for the great guidance and I recommend this fantastic experience to everyone!!🙏🙏 — feeling blessed..
—Jeroen de Graaff, Social work student Inholland Den Haag (February 2018 – July 2018)
February 3, 2015 I arrived with a classmate on the island of Bali to do an internship at a school for disabled children. We were literally warm welcomed despite it was the middle of the night.
There was a taxi pick up arranged which took us to the guesthouse where we stayed during the training period.
When we arrived at the guesthouse Julian was waiting for us and welcomed us. During my internship I experienced the guidance of Julian as very good. He saw per person how much supervision someone needed and did this in a pleasant way. He was always there for me and the contact was on a personal level and I quickly had answers to my questions.
Besides the school-related issues, he also took me to nice places, he said, where you can drink the best coffee and he let me push boundaries while climbing a volcano. He has great knowledge of the island and knows many people. I would definitely recommend him as a coach.
—Pieter van der Bent (February 2015 – June 2015)
During my internship in Bali, I was guided/ supervised by Julian. What was very nice that the contact was in Dutch. I experienced this guidance suited better to my Dutch education.
For more personal things Julian was waiting for me. He went with me to the doctor and has helped me a lot with this. Julian knows a lot about the country and knows a lot of people. He shares and gives advice on nice places or activities on the island. I myself played football weekly with him Balinese boys.
Julian has also guided me with my internship. For this we had regular contact moments. Both formal and informal. In the talks we discussed my work and he also gave the opinion of the Balinese colleagues. I have found that you are responsible for the supervision of Julian, this is because I myself was the one who asked for a discussion or feedback. I also got general feedback on my reports.
Experience as a Trainee
I would highly recommend an internship abroad. I noticed that I have strongly developed myself in this time. Especially on a personal level. Because a life and work placement in another culture I became more aware of my life, other people and my own behavior here.
Now I accept things as they are, rather than trying to change them to my own needs or ideas. In addition to these points I also reduced my perfectionism by adapting to the Balinese culture, I realized that a different attitude and mindset can sometimes be useful. I developed myself less on a profession level, this because my knowledge in teaching is higher/ different than the level of teaching in Bali. Overall i have a great feeling about the experience and adventure on Bali.
“Last year I did an internship at Bali for half a year for my social work study. And it was the best time of my life”!
During my Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning training I did an internship five months on the beautiful island of Bali in 2013.
I spent my time in Ubud, in the center of Bali.
During these five months Julian was my supervisor and councillor. He taught me a lot about the Balinese culture, helped me with school assignments and other chores if anyone needed more challenge. This kept the time fascinating and challenging. This is something what is very important for me.
If something happened like when I was sick Julian came along to see how I was doing and managed (as needed), a visit to the doctor. Weekend or not, Julian was available for you! Super nice!