A total of 403 students from Gateway College in Norway will be leaving for Bali to study in the coming semester, the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo says.
The students would study philosophy, cultural psychology, sports, tourism management, economics and Indonesian language, the embassy’s third secretary for social affairs and culture Febby Fahrani said in a statement made available to Antara on Friday.
The students will work with assistance from lecturers of Telemark University College, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Le Sud University College, Lillehammer University College and Udayana University in Bali.
Before leaving for Indonesia, Ambassador Esti Andayani hosted a farewell party that allowed the students to enjoy Indonesian food, Balinese gamelan and a documentary film about Indonesia with a particular focus on Bali.
They are among 670 students from Norway who will study in Bali during the first semester of the year beginning February. The others are from GOstudy (140 students), Active Education (96 students) and Kulturakademiet (31 students).
Last year saw 1,285 students from the four colleges participate in pre-university study exchanges in Bali, a 50 percent increase from the previous year.