News & Stories/2020

Teach and Travel Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago spreads over 5200km between the Asian mainland and Australia, and comprises of 17,508 islands, 255 million people and nearly 10 million annual visitors a year. From idyllic beaches, to the largest expanse of rain forest in all of Asia, you’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy in your time off. With the cost of living being incredibly low, travel is cheap, meaning that you will be able to spend your free time exploring all that Indonesia has to offer without any money worries. Trek through the rice fields of Ubud, take a boat to Komoda Island in search of the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon, or party the night away at one of Seminyak’s world famous beach clubs.

 Why should I go? Beautiful beaches, tropical forests and amazing snorkelling

Working in Indonesia 

Jakarta is Indonesia’s huge and hectic capital city, and typically the first port of call for many new TEFL teachers arriving in Indonesia. As the world’s second largest urban city, behind Tokyo, with just over 26 million residents, there are plenty of opportunities for TEFL teachers. If huge cities aren’t your thing you could head to Yogkakarta, the centre of higher education in Java where there is a wealth of TEFL opportunities available, especially for those with a degree. Popular tourist locations such as Bali and Sumatra also tend to have a constant stream of TEFL teaching positions becoming available.

Where will I work?

There are several large organisations that recruit for various schools in Indonesia. You could also try contacting the British Council Offices in Jakarta and Surabaya. EF English First is the largest chain in Indonesia, with around 35 different institutes dotted across the archipelago

Finding a job

The best time to look for work is July or October as that is when teaching contracts tend to start.

How much will I get paid?

TEFL teachers in Indonesia earn approximately £700 per month

Work requirements: TEFL certification, bachelors degree for most jobs

Language: Bahasa

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah

Time zone: GMT +8

Climate: Tropical with monsoons, although the high mountain peaks can be quite cool. The year is divided into two seasons, the wet and the dry.

Take a course with UK-TEFL and you will be in a perfect position to find work in this wonderful country. Not only do you get access to up to date job listings, you also get a FREE Finding Work Guide to help with your first steps in moving abroad and landing your dream job, as well as a FREE CV MOT to make sure your CV is in tip-top condition for bagging your ideal role!

Find your qualification to teach in Indonesia here