in Bali, Indonesia
10 Days | Bali | Feb 2018
From the night before the course starts, our beautiful pool villa in Canggu, Bali will be your home away from home. The rooms are twin or triple share with someone of the same gender and all with their own private bathroom. This villa is our campus, so each morning your 'commute' is just to wander down from your room to the classroom.
We believe that nourishing food helps you learn, and our in-house chef team are on hand all day to whip up delicious meals. Think smoothie bowls or smashed avocado and poached eggs for breakfast, and a mix of cuisines for lunch and dinner. There are always vegeatian / vegan / low carb / low fat options on hand and we can cater to any specific dietary requirements (including allergies and gluten-free).
Yoga has been proved to have strong mental and physical benefits, so we start our day with a sunrise yoga class before we begin class. In the afternoons, when we don't have an activity we will have an optional cardio workout (HIIT) or afternoon yoga.
We've got a number of organised activities throughout the course to take you out and about and explore Bali. From sunrise photoshoots in the rice paddies, to wandering through the monkey forest in Ubud and of course sunset cocktails at Canggu Beach we'll show you the most beautiful spots in Bali.
Your IOC experience lasts well beyond the 10 days of the course. Studying with us means you are part of an exclusive community of people who think differently, who are ready and eager to support each other in pursuing their dreams. The IOC Alumni Group is the hub of our ongoing support, where we share updated content and tips, answer student questions and students connect with other alumni from all over the world.
All course materials are also included - no exorbitant ‘textbook fees’ - your tuition is all you’ve got to worry about! We are it it for the long haul, so all of our course materials are yours for life and we'll even share the updated resources as they become available.
Don’t worry about the hassle of getting to and from the airport. We’ve got you covered - our drivers are the BEST! After you enrol you will sent us your flight details and we'll organise for our driver to be ready and waiting when you arrive. He'll be wearing an IOC t-shirt and have a sign with your name on it (how fancy!).
80+ hours of practical coursework led by our expert instructors. With 4-5 mentors for a maximum of 16 students you can be sure that you are getting the one-on-one support you need to thrive. Our lessons are interactive and practical, as we know that you learn best by actually doing and you are always getting immediate feedback as you practice your new skills.
We want you to hit the ground the ground running when you arrive, so we've put together a comprehensive pre-coursework to help you learn the essentials online. This ensures that you have covered the basics and can dig deeper during your 10 days in Bali. Throughout your pre-coursework we'll be available to help with anything you need.
Put your best face forward. A strong profile photo can make a huge difference when you are presenting yourself to the world online, so Emilio will help you capture a stunning profile image to update your LinkedIn or other social media profiles.
We'll provide you with a beautiful digital media kit (the modern version of a resume for influencers) that you can use to pitch to brands. Not only will we provide you with a stunning engaging template, but we'll help show you exactly what to write to nail your brand pitches!
Want a HUGE head start against everyone who is learning this stuff by trial and error? We'll share our tried-and-tested templates for emailing brands, scoping projects and more...
Exclusions & Optional Extras
Flights and travel insurance are not included in your tuition fees.
Laundry, premium beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, organic juices etc.), and massages are available at an additional cost.
It's recommended but not required that you leave a small tip ($30 - $50 total) for the local staff (housekeepers, drivers, chefs) at the end of your stay.
"I walked away from the course with a clear strategy and plan for exactly how to grow my business. I knew which areas to focus on (so I could maximise my time) and I knew how to pitch to brands to land both paid work and unpaid collaborations. Within the space of two months I had tripled my Instagram following.
I’ve since landed free skydiving packages, a Kombi van hire for four days and a bunch of free clothing – all in exchange for content creation and promotion on my Instagram. And I’m getting paid work creating promotional videos and photos for clients.
As part of the course we all developed a 12-month strategy for ourselves – and I am ahead of the goals I set for myself. If I keep going at this rate, I’ll be able to pursue this full-time within less than a year."
- Jacob, @JacobHestonVibes
"Instituteofcode was invaluable to my personal and professional growth. Being able to learn from influencers who have without a doubt “made it” and work side by side to see the creative process in action was so helpful to change my mindset from this is a dream to I really doing this. One of the biggest things I struggled with before attending IOC was my voice and brand which I think was really hurting my chances to grow. Since then I have embraced the brand identity I Created and developed a more cohesive aesthetic on instagram. I have had the opportunity to work with 3 brands since the course and continue to spend a good chunk of my time each week researching and pitching brands to collaborate with. If youre passionate about social media, blogging, and/or photography the Institute of Code will help you turn your passion into a viable business and the best part you get to do it in Bali!"
- Peter, passports2life
"Attending Institute of Code's Social Media Marketing program taught me so much more than just social media skills. It helped me define my personal and professional goals, giving me a clearer understanding of what I wanted to achieve. Once those parameters were defined, IOC enabled me to put idea into action with tangible skills - working knowledge of Lightroom, how to pitch yourself to work with brands, workflow system implementation to increase productivity, etc... Since finishing the program my brand has been more focused and is finally becoming what I had envisioned when I started out on this journey more than a year ago. I have a much more vocally engaged audience and have seen steady growth since putting into action everything taught by the incredibly generous and knowledgeable mentors. Truly a career-transforming experience."
- Beth, @Birdie_flewthecoup
"I have been blogging for over two years and felt like I was getting nowhere. In only 10 days this retreat changed the way I approach blogging and helped me to start setting the wheels in motion to turn my blog into a business. Just two months after my retreat, and I am writing more, landed my first brand collaboration, and feel like I have a solid strategy in place. My page views have increased by 110%, and I've doubled the number of followers on social media, not to mention boosted my engagement. This course was a game-changer for me and the value that the team at IOC are providing is insane -- learning in a beautiful environment surrounded by a community of like-minded people and a team of experts was by far the fastest and the best way to learn. If you want to become a blogger or an influencer I highly recommend this course."
- Justyn Jen Gourdin, JustynJen.com
"I was skeptic. It seemed improbable that I could learn much of anything in 10 days, but I decided to give it a shot. After all, it was an excuse to go to Bali. I can honestly say it completely changed how I now approach blogging and social media. I hadn't realized that there was so much I had missed when I had initially launched my blog a year ago. Prior to my first day of class I had never even heard of SEO. And by the last few days I was reformatting the layout of my blog by myself. It’s amazing what difference total immersion can do for ones abilities!
To have an easily accessible support system is vital in any learning environment, and the IOC have nailed that. There was always a mentor on hand to help, and we grew into a big family that helped each other. The small number of students also allowed for individualized help to build our personal brands and work on our long term goals.
By being all-inclusive, you are able to focus solely on what you came for: to learn. IOC have got the formula down on how to turn your blogging hobby into a career. If you want to become a blogger, influencer or social media marketer these are essental skills to learn. Why not do it in paradise?"
- Estelle Lee, Majical Joo
You should plan to arrive on the day before the course starts (the 25th May) so that you can settle in, and accomodation is provided this night free of charge. You can fly out anytime after 7pm on the last day although most students choose to stay an extra night, which is available for an additional $45.
You would be flying into Denpesar Airport, Bali Indonesia (the only airport in Bali) and we provide complimentary airport pickup with one of our private drivers from there.
All students are required to have comprehensive travel insurance to attend the program, we recommend World Nomads but you are welcome to purchase with any company.