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Bali: Bringing Culture to the World

573 Foreign Students Study the Performing Arts at Baliís Indonesia Institute of Fine Arts (ISI)

(5/11/2012) The National News Agency Antara reports 573 foreign students form 35 countries are currently enrolled at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar.

The Rector of ISI Denpasar, I Wayan Rai, said: "Most of the foreign students in ISI have come from Japan. The number of Japanese foreign students has reached 207. They learn about percussion and Balinese dances."

The ISI provides only 58 scholarships for foreign students with the majority of those studying the performing arts paying their own way.

Explaining further, Wayan Rai added: "Most of them take short course programs. They study for two to four semesters and return to their home countries after finishing their studies."

Adding, "In their country, they expand their creativity by doing things such mixing Balinese dancing and gamelan orchestra with Western music."