I discovered Birth Institute only a month before I left for Bali. When I found the Study Abroad program, I knew it was for me, and I am truly grateful that the Birth Institute team was able to accept me into the program and have everything so efficiently organized in such a short period of time! On the very first day arriving at Madani (the Birth Centre), all the midwives gathered and welcomed me into their community, I felt immediately safe and at home. Living on site was perfect because Madani is always opened for women and families, so learning opportunities are 24/7. The Birth Centre definitely kept me busy throughout my whole three months in the country and my biggest challenge was learning to balance time between studies, being with women, and relaxation! On my time off I loved taking the scooter out (students are welcome to use and share) for some fresh air and to explore Bali. Madani is only a short ride to beautiful beaches, Ubud and cosy cafes. Gentle love, gentle birth... this was my very first experience of midwifery, I had such an incredible and inspiring time that I decided to further continue my studies with Birth Institute -- I am now one of the students studying Holistic Midwifery!