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Teaching Placement in Local Schools

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Opportunity to experience the Balinese Education Sector and increase your teaching skills. Teaching placement in a school working with local teachers and support staff.

The project

If teaching is your career of choice, and you are looking for unique opportunities, you should consider an international teaching internship. Education is a crucial tool in helping the children of developing countries to have a brighter future, but an internship program can also benefit an ambitious professional who wants to make their job application stand out from the crowd.

We hope that by volunteering you will be able to help local children to improve both spoken and written English, as well as other more general skills, like computing. All volunteers must have good conversational English abilities and enjoy working with children. Previous teaching experience is highly valued but not essential for this placement.

Introductory week

Your placement will start with a Cultural Discovery Week, which will introduce you to the Balinese way of life, and prepare you for the rest of your placement. This week is automatically included in your placement. Your schedule will look like this;

Monday
After our coordinator collects you from the airport, you’ll be taken to check in at your guest house. The day begins with a briefing to outline your program, and to tell you our house rules. You’ll be introduced to Bali on a walking tour of Monkey Street, the main commercial road in the city. There’ll be a welcome dinner, followed by a traditional Balinese dance in Ubud palace.

Tuesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. After that, you’ll go on a walking tour of the village, where you’ll get to experience how Balinese families live.

Wednesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. In the afternoon, you’ll go to a local batik shop, where you’ll learn how to draw, and paint your own batik designs.

Thursday
You will be given a Balinese Cooking Class. You will learn to cook Balinese food. In the after noon you’ll learn how to make an offering to God, and the spirits of the Hindu religion. There will be a flower offering class, and you’ll be taught how to make a flower basket. You can use your flower offering in the next day.

Friday
Spiritual Tour: We will bring your Flower offering to the Holy temple. We go to visit the famous temple " Pura Tirta Empul " the holy water temple and you can enjoy a shower with the Holy Water.
You’ll be free to enjoy your weekend however you choose, and you will start your volunteer placement on the following Monday!

The location

Bali is an Indonesian island located in the Western region of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java, and Lombok. It is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar in the south of the island.

Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, performing arts and Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan. Balinese art often portrays stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with a heavy Balinese influence. Dancing is extremely prominent in local culture, and famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, gong keybar, and kecak (the monkey dance). Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies, or public shows throughout the year.

Typical day

Volunteers are invited to teach English and Special Education to the children of local primary schools in Bali. You’ll be free to choose how you want to teach, and will have access to facilities both in a school and in our centre premises. You’ll be asked to work throughout the week, from Monday to Friday. Your timetable will be created based on your skills, and our needs. You’ll be given time to plan your sessions, as well as evaluate the lessons you’ve delivered.

Teaching English will be your main task, but you might be asked to offer other subjects, such as arts and crafts; or sports like football, hockey, cricket and athletics.

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Free-time activities

Bali offers everything, beautiful culture, some of the best waves to surf in Asia, Yoga and medition retreats, you will not find it hard to get stuck here!
Water Sports
Swimming
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations and flight & visas; Full travel & medical insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport
We will pick you up at Denpasar Airport.
Accommodation

Accommodation will vary depending on the location of the school, but it’s most likely to be a shared dormitory at our guest house.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

We expect all volunteers to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint; especially water, paper and electricity. You’ll be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part in keeping the guest house neat and tidy.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
You’ll be provided three meals each day during the week, and two per day at weekends. All food will be traditional Balinese cuisine.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,400.00
5 weeks
$1,750.00
6 weeks
$2,100.00
7 weeks
$2,450.00
9 weeks
$3,150.00
11 weeks
$3,850.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$8,400.00
Average fees
$350.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Ubud, Bali/Indonesia between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Indonesia.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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