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Conquering Bali Belly: Essential Tips for a Healthy Internship in Bali

Arriving in Bali for your internship is an exciting adventure! However, adjusting to a new environment can sometimes bring unexpected challenges. One common concern for international students is Bali Belly. This catchy name might sound scary, but fear not! This information will equip you with the knowledge to avoid or conquer Bali Belly, ensuring a healthy and productive internship experience in beautiful Bali.

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It's Traveler's Diarrhea, Not a Magical Island Curse.

Bali Belly is a catchy name, but it's really just traveler's diarrhea. It's the same kind of tummy trouble you could get anywhere new, not just Bali. Think of it as a temporary adjustment for your digestive system, your body is used to the bacteria back home, and encountering new ones in Bali can cause a brief stomach ache or diarrhea. It's like your gut is experiencing jet lag! It usually only lasts a few days and isn't serious.

How to Avoid It:

  • Stick to bottled​/galoned water for drinking and brushing your teeth. Pretty much everywhere you would go, whether to your future office or public places (gym, cafes, campus etc) you will be able to access free drinking water from a water galon. So bring your tumbler everywhere you go!

  • Food is Friend, Not Foe: Choose reputable restaurants and cafes. Wash fruits and vegetables you peel yourself, or stick to pre-washed options. Avoid raw meat and seafood for your first week of stay. Gradually as your stomach gets accustomed to the newness of everything you can start exploring more dishes.

  • Wash Those Hands: Frequent handwashing with soap and water is your best defense.

Feeling Under the Weather?

  • Pack for Peace of Mind: Bring basic stomach remedies like over-the-counter antidiarrheals and rehydration salts.

  • Rest and Recharge: Getting enough sleep and taking breaks is crucial for a healthy immune system.

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Taking Charge of Your Health

  • Listen to Your Body: You are your own best health advocate. Pay attention to how you're feeling. If you experience fatigue, unusual stomach discomfort, or a fever, prioritize rest and recovery.

  • Communication is Key: Open communication with your internship is essential. Inform your supervisor if you're feeling unwell and need to take a sick day. Most workplaces will be understanding, especially if you give them advanced notice. We at Bali Internships Upskill encourage this open communication and will support you in facilitating it.

  • Prevention is Power: Taking care of yourself is the best way to avoid getting sick. This means getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals, and staying hydrated. Remember, you're here to have an amazing internship experience, and that starts with feeling your best!

We've Got Your Back

While staying healthy is your responsibility, we are here to support you. We can provide information on local clinics, pharmacies, and resources to help you get back on your feet quickly. Remember, Bali Belly is a temporary hurdle, not a roadblock. By following these tips and taking care of yourself, you can focus on having an amazing internship experience in paradise!