Volunteer Experience | Teaching

Bali: Language Exchange

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Description

Location: Ubud, Bali

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, including the Introductory Week

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

Cost: from €225 Euros per week – see Costs section for further details

Includes; food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities.

Does not include; Food, flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance are not included. Optional premium support available.

Benefits:

  • Teaching placement in a school working alongside local teachers and support staff.
  • Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities.
  • Opportunity to experience the Balinese Education Sector and increase your teaching skills.
We also offer Paid Teach Abroad placements with TEFL training.
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Introduction

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.

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.

Daily Life

You 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.

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Intro. 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!

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Travel & Accom.

You will need to fly into Denpasar International Airport, where you will be met by a project representative. You need to arrive on the Sunday before to take advantage of the airport pickup service.

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

You’ll be provided three meals each day during the week, and two per day at weekends. All food will be traditional Balinese cuisine.

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.

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18.
  • No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment, including the introductory week.
  • Necessary vaccinations.
  • Necessary flights & visas.
  • Full travel & medical insurance.

Costs

€225 Euros per week (Introduction week is €275)

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee.
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate


Past Participants Say

Shannon Long
Shannon Long
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  "I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience in Bali! The Cultural Immersion, Teaching, and Adventure Weeks surpassed my expectations. Global Nomadic and the Green Lion Bali Center made it possible for me to make lifelong friends from all over the globe and bring many incredible experiences home with me. Three weeks was almost t...
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ELIEN De Coninck
ELIEN De Coninck
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  "First week was all about emerging in the Balinese culture. We visited lots of buildings and did a lot of Balinse activities like; Visiting the, Holy Water Temple, Munduk waterfall, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Tegenungan waterfall, Elephant cave, Tanah lot temple, rice terrace, and Monkey Forest, etc... We also had the opportunity ...
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