Volunteer Teaching in Indonesia

Education Studies in Southeast Asia

Gender inequality is one of Indonesia’s most pressing social issues as women face obstacles in receiving an education and pursuing a career. Add an impact to your trip by starting a women’s rights petition and visiting an all-girls school.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your adventure in global travel has begun as you jet off to Ubud. As you descend, take a look out of your window to see Indonesia’s lush jungle, flowing waterfalls, and pristine beaches. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your waterfront hotel. 

The afternoon is yours to explore your environment. Walk into the village, take a dip in the hotel infinity pool, or go for a nature walk on a nearby path. In the evening, you’ll meet with your group and guide for authentic Indonesian cuisine, which is always a great opportunity to get to know your guides and ask questions about your upcoming schedule.

Today you will make your way into the center of Ubud where you will be conducting your classes. This morning, you will have a couple of hours of orientation and training, as well as meet the students you will be teaching. Naturally, everybody has a different passion, so you’ll get the opportunity to choose your favorite subject. Each morning you will teach lessons before exploring Bali. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll head to the Blue Lagoon to cool off. Put on your snorkel equipment and jump in! Keep an eye out for exotic fish, turtles, and sea snakes. Following this, take some free time to soak in the rays or explore your surrounding nature. 

Today is your first day of classes. How exciting! Be sure to review your syllabus on your ride to the school. Based on your preferences, you’ll be allocated to teach a specific age group. Head teachers will be alongside you as you teach, should you ever need assistance. Following this, you’ll escape into the rainforest of Bali. Jump on an ATV, and drive through muddy tracks, rivers, and bamboo forests. Your guide will stop you to visit tiered rice paddies and plantations. After an adrenaline adventure, head back to your hotel for a show and relaxation. 

Another day of teaching! You’re probably getting the hang of this! The children of Ubud will be extremely grateful for your help in learning academically. After enjoying lunch, you’ll take your way to the village to Taro to visit its elephant rescue reserve. Over 31 endangered elephants call this place home. Experience feeding, petting, and learning about these gentle giants in the lush jungle atmosphere. Next, you’ll make your way to the Batur Volcano to enjoy snacks and magnificent views of the volcano and mountain landscape.

Today is a very special day of teaching as you will no longer focus on academic material, but rather learning real-life skills. This information you provide will be extremely valuable for your students in their coming years. After enjoying lunch, you’ll make your way to Bali’s famous Monkey Forest, which is protected by the local government. Watch hundreds of monkeys swing from tree to tree. Some may even land on you! After, you’ll head to the beachside for a 2-hour spa treatment, including a Balinese massage and body scrub. With all your hard work, you deserve it! 

It’s your final day of teaching! Take pride in the fact that you have significantly increased your students’ likelihood of educational and career success. That is an enormous accomplishment. As a thank you, the locals will prepare a delicious lunch and dance. Say your goodbyes as you head to two of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls. Tibumana waterfall is deep in the jungle, and Tukad Cepung is within a cave. Take some time to swim in their pools and explore your magnificent surroundings. What a way to end your last full day in Indonesia!

It has been both an adventurous and educational week. Hopefully you had lots of fun, but it’s now time to leave. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides. Talk about your favorite memories and what you have learned. Next, head to the airport for your departure flight home.

Indonesia is known for its rich flavors of food and design, being at one with nature, and its spectacular wildlife. With over 17,000 islands to explore, its adventure potentials are endless.

On this trip to Bali, you will volunteer to teach the children of Ubud while exploring the island’s most famous attractions. The trip’s highlights include visiting an elephant rescue conservatory, snorkeling in the Blue Lagoon, and hanging out with monkeys in the Monkey Forest. Global travel to Indonesia today!


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