High School Adventures

Bali Tropical Veterinary Experience

Journey through the incredible landscapes of Bali as you gain hands-on experience in veterinary medicine, working with diverse wildlife alongside dedicated professionals.

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sun bear on tropical summer vet program in Bali
Teen feeding white cockatoo on tropical veterinary summer program
High school student playing with balinese children on vet summer program

Days of exotic wildlife interactions, hands-on projects and adventure

  • Build confidence in treating and rehabilitating endangered species while working with animal care professionals at wildlife rescue centers and animal welfare organizations.
  • Conduct physical exams to gain firsthand understanding of the anatomy and physiology of both domestic and wild animals.
  • Explore preventative medicine and animal behavior in various contexts, working with species such as lories, parrots, sea turtles, reptiles, bears and primates.
  • Assist with spay and neuter clinics while shadowing vets in clinical settings.
  • Examine the realities of animal tourism and illegal animal trade in Southeast Asia while working with organizations dedicated to prevention.
  • Create enrichment activities for the rehabilitative habitats of rescued wildlife.
  • Embark on exciting adventures like snorkeling in search of manta rays and whitewater rafting.
  • Experience Balinese culture through arts workshops, dance performances and community interactions.
July 18 - August 8, 2021$6,680UnavailableEnroll Now
“The trip has strengthened my desire to be a vet. I now feel like I have a stronger sense of my path in life. I would suggest this trip to anyone interested in veterinary medicine, but also people interested in conservation, animals in general, marine biology and a whole lot of other interests. This trip not only gives us a hands on experience with veterinary medicine but also a deeper look at many problems that face our world today.” Mary, high school alumna

This summer veterinary program for high school students offers:


Credits Available


Service Hours

Three natural science credits available through Lesley University.

Course description: In this course, students will learn key principles of veterinary medicine in hands-on settings with animal care professionals, practicing critical thinking and problem solving in their work with rare and domestic species. Students will also learn how to balance preventative healthcare and hands-on intervention.

Course objectives: 

  • Compare and contrast the anatomical differences among birds, reptiles and mammals.
  • Learn about preventative medicine through a hands-on approach, focusing on avian and exotic animal medicine.
  • Analyze body language of animals, drawing health conclusions when physical examinations are not possible.
  • Work with local partners to learn about pre-release health screenings.

20 hours of service learning through projects with wildlife rescue centers and animal clinics.


  • Introduction to Biology or equivalent experience.
  • Available to students completing grades 9-12.