When you become an English teacher in Indonesia, you will discover a job filled with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally. At EF English First, you will be given the support you need to arrive in Indonesia safely and legally. EF will also pay for your accommodation for the first few weeks, and give you the training you need to get started. Once you’re all settled, you will have the opportunity to travel and explore Indonesia, soak up the culture and have fun at work. But don’t take our word for it! Read Lucy’s story.
I am finishing my second year as a teacher here and can’t wait for my third. I love being in Indonesia as there is so much to do and see. Every day brings something new with teaching and living here. I have also made friends with a lot of students and other English teachers in Indonesia. Jakarta is simply amazing with its size, energy and full on approach to life; it offers something for everyone. Once you have learned to navigate the city via bus, taxi, or minivan, you will find it rewarding… and never dull.
There is an excellent choice of food from traditional Indonesian delights to the more than familiar western restaurants. The nightlife is some of the best I have encountered in my travels around the world, and the diversity of it is incredible. If you like variety, Indonesia offers everything. From erupting smoky volcanoes and dense steamy jungles to white sandy beaches and some of the world’s best diving, there is always something fun to do here in Indonesia.
What I – and other teachers at English First in Indonesia – enjoy most about living here is the ability we have to explore the city and the country. With EF, teachers have a lifestyle that is far more comfortable than what they could have imagined back home. The houses are both modern and cozy and never far from the schools. The schools are modern, relaxed and most importantly fun!