Due to its role as the main trading city in the eastern region of Indonesia, Surabaya has become one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Today, the city’s population is around three million.
When you teach English in Surabaya, one of the first things you will notice is the beautiful Dutch influenced architecture. The city was once colonised by the Dutch, and this can still be felt today. Culture vultures also flock to the city to see Surabaya’s thriving Chinatown, Arab Quater and jaw-dropping mosques. As well as having one foot in the past, Surabaya also has one foot firmly planted in the future. While living in Surabaya, you will find malls, shopping plazas and a bustling night scene.
When you’re not teaching, or exploring the city, you may find yourself trekking through Surabaya’s stunning mangrove forests, national parks and waterfalls. The mountains surrounding the city offer a great escape for campers and hikers, a firm favourite for English teachers in Surabaya.