BALI - INDONESIA

TEACH CHILDREN IN A SCHOOL IN BALI, INDONESIA

Work with local children as an assistant teacher teaching English, Sport and Games in a school or Teaching Centre. You can teach a variety of English Based subjects, and you'll also be able to teach whole classes on your own or or take classes together with other volunteers.

The average ages of children are between 4-7 years old for preschool and 7-14 years old for primary school.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £595 (approx. US$750) for 1 week
£200 (US$250) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: Projects start every Sunday throughout the year - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements: Minimum age 18 if travelling alone, or younger if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You should have a good level of English. Some knowledge and prior experience in teaching is appreciated but not necessary.
What's included: Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Accommodation
Food
Transfer to the placement site
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who is this
Programme suitable for?
SOLO travellers or travelling with friends.
FAMILIES with children from 5 years old upwards
GROUPS (Read more ...)
GAP YEAR BREAKS from School or University.
GROWN-UP GAPPERS, career breakers and retired.
ANYONE interested in caring for children, teaching.
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break.
Open to all nationalities.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New language skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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Volunteer and children in class
A volunteer in class surrounded by children informally sitting on the floor.
Children in the classroom
Children in the classroom.
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

You'll work in many local schools in Ubud Area including a local school which is taken care of by the Indonesian government. The Government only supports a teacher for one class of English lessons a week, so your input is very useful for the children. Schools in Bali are often in poor physical condition with classrooms unusable because of leaking roofs and broken furnishings.

Our Project Aims:

  • To encourage and inspire these children into future education.
  • To ensure each child is confident and articulate in both spoken and written English.
  • To teach games & songs.
  • To encourage the kids in learning through fun.
  • To come up with creative methods of teaching.
  • To make effective Lesson plans.

Young people in Bali thirst for education. Even though the Primary school is free, the parents have to take care of the books and the uniform. Most of the parents are farmers and can’t afford the finances of high school for their children. This is a very rewarding experience for you and the children are really happy to be able to learn from you.

You'll have the opportunity to teach at the local school (3 hours) or a Project-run Teaching Centre (3 hours) for high school groups. You can can teach a variety of English Based subjects, games, songs, art, sport, music etc., helping the children to learn through fun. You'll be able to teach whole classes on your own or together with other volunteers. And you'll be able to prepare your own English lessons.

We particularly welcome those for whom this is their first visit to Bali. We help with cultural awareness and immersion learning during your training, as well as assisting you to tour Bali through short activity breaks during your weekends and vacations. Volunteering work and intercultural travel share a common trait: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. This program is designed for proactive individuals and groups. Naturally, the Scheduling and activities of our program are subject to change. At times, alterations in activities are due to changes in local conditions. This is part of what makes overseas programs the interesting adventure and incredible learning experience that it is.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Monday
8:00 Breakfast
9:0 0-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Teaching program at local school.
17.30 Meeting and feedback from 1st day teaching.
18.00 Dinner
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
8:00 Breakfast
9:0 0-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
16.00-17:30 Teaching program at local school.
18:00 Dinner
Friday
8:00 Breakfast
9:0 0-11.00 Teaching program (preparing the lesson).
12:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Teaching program at local school.
7.30 Meeting for Teaching
18:00 Dinner
Saturday
8:00 Breakfast
12.00 Finish Program (Last week of your teaching)

The teaching plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The program can be changed depend on the school plan/activities, local students, location of the centre, weather and local conditions. The working time will be around 5 hours a day.
Your weekends and evenings are free, leaving you time for relaxing, travelling and sightseeing.

2018 School Holiday Dates
The school will be closed during the following dates and teaching will not be available (Except the exam periods). Volunteers usually use the short breaks to do some exploring around the region.

  • 3rd December – 7th December (one week)
  • 24th December 4th January (2 weeks)

2019 School Holiday Dates

  • 1st – 4th January
  • 4th – 8th March (1 week) : 6th – 8th March is Balinese New Year
  • 18th – 22nd March (1 week)
  • 20th – 24th May (1 week)
  • 17th June – 12th July (1 month)
  • 22nd July – 2nd August (2 weeks)
  • 16th – 20th September (1 week)
  • 16th – 20th December (1 week)
  • 23rd December – 3rd January 2020 (2 weeks)

There are various one day National Holiday days throughout the year, mainly during April and May. Alternative projects can be done on these days, or some volunteers use these times as a chance to explore their wonderful surroundings.

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Children love balloons! Here a group with a couple of volunteers get together outsidfe in the sunshine.
A volunteer gives some special help to one of the children in class.
Time for a break and some fresh air - and what's nicer than skipping!
There's always time for childlren and volunteers to get together and have their photo taken!
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ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation may vary depending on project, but it will be in a form of a pleasant and cosy house, with other volunteers, all contributing to keeping the home neat and tidy. You will be asked to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.

Rooms are shared with 2-6 people. Upgrades are available, please speak to your Project Coordinator. Upgrades are subject to availability and a surcharge.

Wi-Fi / Internet: There is Wi-Fi on site.

FOOD

During the week you will be provided with three meals a day, and over weekends 2 meals a day. These will consist of traditional Balinese dishes – comprising mainly rice, vegetables and meat.

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Volunteering abroad in Bali
Volunteers eating Balinese style!
Balinese market stall, a must-see when Volunteering abroad in Bali
A Balinese market stall. The food items are delicious and beautifully laid out and displayed. Irresistable!
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of the team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.

CLIMATE, CULTURE AND COSTUME:
You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. From December to March, the West monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you'll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas. That said, Ubud is in the mountains and has a unique microclimate where you can expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year. Sometimes you’ll even need a sweater or light jacket after the sun sets!

Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese Culture and Balinese Traditional are still charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees. Especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a Ceremony Day.

REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Indonesia is still a developing country thus the living standard falls short of what we are used to in the West. The Balinese culture and heritage is totally different to Western cultures. However, the people are very friendly and will help you all they can, and, of course, you will be well looked after during your placement!

Our projects in Bali are worthwhile and lots of fun, and you're sure to have a wonderful time during your stay - your adventure has begun :-)

VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.

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Volunteers exploring Balinese forest
A group of volunteers exploring a forest in Bali. The trees are very tall and impressive.
This photo says it all - beautiful beach, beautiful sea, beautiful Bali! A definite bucket list destination!
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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Coming soon!

LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

Travel to the Island of the Gods - Bali - and step into a photograph of natural and social luxury. This perfect island getaway offers Idyllic beaches surrounded by luscious fields of green, endless colourful festivals and the best shopping in the world.

Do:

  • Relax on Padang Padang beach – Winner of the travelers choice 2013
  • Attend a Night tour of the Bali Zoo, home of the 3 legged Bengal Tiger.
  • Learn how to surf in Kuta and party all night long at the wild Potato head club.
  • Bathe in the famous holy waters of Pur Tirta Emoul
  • Taste the chocolate at Big Tree Farm bamboo chocolate factory

PROJECT LOCATION: UBUD
UBUD IS Bali’s centre of music, food, and arts and home to many Island designers and glitterati. It was made famous by the New York Times Best seller and movie: Eat, Pray, Love, which described Ubud as “Idyllic” and the final destination where Julia Roberts found true love.

Do:

  • Walk through the dense Jungle of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary like Indiana Jones
  • Visit Ubud's Royal Palace and stay for its nightly live performances
  • Go to the Bali Botanical Day Spa and visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Petula at 6pm to watch thousands of Herons and egrets fly home. (A sign of Good luck in Bali)

Night Life in Ubud:
Jazz Café: Most popular nightspot in all of Ubud, Chillout lounge: Lonely planet’s top suggestion, Lebong Café: Your Reggae and rock nightlife hub, Bar Luna: The artists and writers lounge.

ONLY FOUND IN INDONESIA - YOUR BUCKET LIST!

  • Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park: The scariest and most amazing volcanic views on planet earth.
  • Komodo National Park: Home of the Giant Prehistoric Komodo Dragon
  • Raja Ampat: The world’s best scuba diving destination, with 75 % of the world coral.
  • Lake Toba: The larges volcanic lake in the World.
  • Sumba: Home to the last megalithic cultures
  • Lorentz National Park: Has a permanent Glacier
  • Borodudur: One of the largest Buddist temples in the world

DID YOU KNOW?
There are 167 active volcanoes through-out the archipelago of Indonesia?
The second largest tropical rain forest in the world can be found here?
Indonesia has a population of 240 million people, 300 ethnic groups and 500 languages and dialects.
She is home to the prehistoric Giant Komodo Lizard, Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Tiger, alongside the world’s tallest flowers, the Titan Arum. – How amazing is that?

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.

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Bali is full of the most beautiful beaches. That in itself is a major reason to visit the country.
A group of volunteers on an organised tour of Bali.
Some of the amazing colourful masks that can be found all over the country.
Volunteers and children messing about on the beach!
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REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

SUSANNE NETTER
German
Teaching Children in a School in Bali

What was your most memorable moment?
There were so many excellent moments. I can´t point out just one specific one. Maybe the moment I found out that I was going to teach together with a 60 year old lady from Austria, myself being 50 from Germany, was most memorable, because until then I was only surrounded by wonderful youngsters. I thought I was by far the oldest.

What do you think as your biggest achievement?
Teaching 8-9 year olds was a fun and creative experience. But when we had only three students in the class, I had the impression we could pass on the most information and made the biggest achievement to the students.They were so eager to learn and it was great to see.

What positive impact do you think you to on the Project?
To see that students really like to come to class even though it is in their spare time in the afternoons. They are eager to learn, but not only English also to get to know the new teacher that is particularily interested in the students and their well being.

PHOTO GALLERY: Teaching in Bali Project