Jember is famed for being an an artistic community, and is one of the most vibrant in the region. The highlight of the year in everyone’s social calendar is the annual Jember Fashion Carnival. The carnival is a must see for any expat or traveler in the region, even if fashion isn’t your thing.
When you’re not teaching, or enjoying the thriving cultural scene in Jember, you can be sure to enjoy the cities beauty. Jember borders the Indonesian ocean in the South and mountain ranges to the East and North. Beaches with beautiful views as well as spectacular waterfalls can be found throughout the region. Nearby Mount Ijen is renowned for breathtaking views and the blue flames that arise naturally from the sulfur mines.