BISA Newsletter

Elena Anello

Now a teacher, BIS Alumni Elena Anello has taken some time out of her hectic life to come back and talk with BIS.  Her budding teaching career  has brought her to places like Guatemala, Singapore and now Vietnam. Let’s learn about her story, including her experience  related to teaching during Covid-19. Please tell me a…

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Living Green to the Concrete Jungle in New York

Meet Diahndra Burman, BIS Valedictorian Class of 2008, sharing her story from living green to the concrete jungle in New York.   – Please tell me a little about yourself, what is your current career, what do you do? I grew up in Bali — my mother is Balinese and my father is American. I…

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Finding the Parallels between the Covid-19 Pandemic and Culture Shock by Rachael L. Gerbic (BIS School Counsellor)

As we continue to work through the challenges of distance learning and staying safe by staying at home, distanced from friends, it occurs to me that this process parallels that of Culture Shock. While the culture shock trajectory is roughly a 6-month period and the end to the Covid-19 pandemic is unknown, there are a…

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What is your Mantra?

(Interview with BIS Graduate Maitri Fischer, Chief Technical Officer of Eco Mantra)        What does your company do? Mantra is a leading Environmentally Sustainable Design and Environmental Property Management Consultancy. We work closely with property developers and architects to design and engineer sustainable properties like hotels, resorts, beach clubs, schools, factories and homes…

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Mask for Lives

Its time for us to help our community. As part of the Bali community, we believe this Cloth Mask Donation campaign is our responsibility to help vulnerable people within Bali. With your support whether it’s mask donation, money contribution, or voice will help to fight the spread of the virus, strengthen our community ties and…

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The Fish, the Birds and the Bees

BIS began its project with Les Village, an ornamental fish village in North Bali in 2014. At the time, Les Village was starting out with ecotourism and needed our help in making their program grow and develop to be marketable to other schools and universities.  The aid was used for Coral Rehabilitation, English Teaching and…

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Lena Moral Waldmeier, founder of The Bali Dog

Lena Moral Waldmeier, founder of The Bali Dog https://www.instagram.com/thebalidog/?hl=en Partner of @thecasaassociation http://www.casaassociation.org/   Her Mum’s cancer and need for a canine companion, rescue dog Hazel,  led Lena (family name) on a journey rescuing dogs from culling, poisonings and the dog meat trade.  Now her noble mission is to make people better understand and respect…

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When I Grow Up, I want to Be…

Bali Island School held its annual Careers Day on January 20th. Guest Speaker Kaycee Odom spearheaded the day with her inspiring experiences, complemented by industry career panels with Q&A sessions for BIS students. “What I learned is that life will take you on a ride and in today’s world your degree doesn’t always determine your…

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