The Show Must Go On!

BIS Virtual University Fair

Sanur, Bali 30 September 2020: Bali Island School held its first Virtual University Fair on 25th September 2020. Approximately 80 universities were in attendance.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON! That was our motto for this year’s Virtual University Fair. And go on it did; the list of schools participating this year was larger than ever before. BIS hosted more than 80 participating Universities, with students joining from all around Indonesia. Students from our sister school, SMA 6, and Canggu Community School joined as well.

Students chose from thirty-two workshops and had an opportunity to meet individually and in small groups with university representatives.

“I have not really decided on which university I want to attend once I’ve graduated, nor do I have an exact idea of what I want to study. Although, I do know that I am interested in degrees like PPE, or multidisciplinary social science programs similar to it. A big positive of the fair was that it introduced me to various universities that I would have otherwise not considered. It was a great opportunity for me to explore the different programs offered by universities from all over the world, as it exposed me to the multitude of paths that I could take once I’ve graduated. The workshops I attended were hosted by the University of Essex and St. Thomas University. I also spoke with representatives from the University of Sydney, Iowa State University, University of Glasgow, University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia. My impressions of these universities were wonderful as everyone I talked to was incredibly kind and helpful. Although the fair was very early in the morning in their time zone, they were all enthusiastic in letting me know all that I wanted to know about their respective universities and answered all of my questions to the best of their abilities,” said Zidlji, Grade 11 student at BIS.

The BIS Virtual University Fair offers great insight into the different opportunities offered by each university for prospective students. BIS’s goal is to prepare our students for entry into the University that will provide each student with the “best fit” and a life of learning after graduation.


Editor’s Notes:

* Bali Island School (formerly Bali International School) is an international school based in Sanur, close to Denpasar, Bali. Its 200 students are Pre-K-12. It is the oldest international school based in Bali.

BIS is an IB World School, fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate to deliver the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes from Preschool to Grade 12. BIS is a Council of International Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredited, non-profit, college-preparatory school, and operates under Indonesian law.

BIS engages and empowers globally-minded, confident learners to reach their utmost potential. At BIS it is our mission to create an inclusive, active, creative and respectful learning community. See: