Bali International Summer School (BISS) 2013 is an event which is held by International Affair Department of Student Association Faculty of Medicine Udayana University. This year, the theme of BISS is “Integration of Knowledge, Nature, and Culture in Dealing with Tropical Diseases in Travel Medicine”. The event is undergone for a week, start at August 17th to August 23rd, 2013. The activities of this event are so variant, such as Opening Ceremony, Lecture, Workshop, Gathering Night, Culture Day, City Tour, Hospital Visit, International Guest Lecture and Farewell Party. This event is followed by 18 participants from local (Jakarta, Medan, Aceh, Palembang, Banjarmasin, Bandung, and Lampung) also overseas (Tunisia, Netherlands, and Italy). The participants are students who are studying in medical school and also other major which is still related to medical importance.
The participants look so enthusiastic in following the activities of BISS 2013. One of participant from Italy, Luca, confessed that planting the paddy in the rice field which was done at the third day of BISS, was his first experience. He looked so excited in following that activity. BISS is not only the place to raise the knowledge for all participants. But also, for making new friends and enjoying this Heaven Island, Bali. It’s expected that the existence of BISS could be kept for the following years.