Bali Teaching & Beaches

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1. In Brief

The small island of Bali, Indonesia is renowned for its beautiful and varied landscapes, from towering volcanic mountains, vibrant green rice fields, contrasting black and white sand beaches and the amazing coral reefs. There are also plenty of cultural attractions as Bali is home to diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, music and dancing. By volunteering to teach English you can immerse yourself within the community and get to know more about the Balinese culture.

    

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Forge unforgettable memories
  • Earn your TEFL certificate for free!
  • Make lifelong friends

FAST FACTS

Location Bali, Indonesia
Activities Teach English
Arts and crafts
Sports coaching
Music and dance
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival and transfer to project
Accommodation Volunteer hostel

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
FREE Frontier TEFL Certificate
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up
Transfer to project 
Local orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

2. The project

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

Learn more about the social, economic and environmental issues affecting modern Indonesia whilst teaching its future generations. Get involved in the vibrant and diverse Indonesian culture by working as a teacher.

Based in Indonesia’s picturesque island of Bali your help can give children a sense of confidence, encourage their enthusiasm and ambition, and even improve their opportunities for the future.

To teach, you will need to be patient, flexible, a confident communicator and able to use your initiative and imagination. Lessons will be fun and interactive, developing the children's confidence and conversational skills as well as raising awareness about environmental and social issues.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Introduction week

Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of Indonesia, and of course Bali, with visits to local sites of special interest such as nearby markets, sample the local cuisine, familiarise yourself with Balinese customs and meet the local people, as well as hopefully learning some key phrases to help you get by.  Following this wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings, your briefings for the volunteer work will begin along with language classes and cooking lessons throughout the week.

Teaching weeks

After the introduction to Balinese culture the work on the project will begin. You will be teaching 4-12 year olds in a local school. The children are incredibly friendly and eager to learn making your teaching experience as rewarding for you as it is for them. You may be shadowing a local teacher at the school, or may be required to take control of your own lessons, the level of responsibility you are given will depend on your length of stay. You will be encouraged  to formulate ideas and develop your teaching skills and techniques.

It’s not just the work in the classrooms you’ll have to think about, you will have to organise innovative and effective lesson plans to teach new and varied subjects and then of course there may be homework to mark. As well as this you may have the opportunity to help with lots of extracurricular activities which will vary depending on your personal skills and interests, whether that’s helping organise a school show or playing football with the super competitive and skilful locals. Whatever you decide, you are sure to gain huge satisfaction from inspiring these kids, whilst enhancing your own skills and experience significantly.

During your free time at weekends you will have the opportunity to visit the many beaches (about an hour away by bus) including the idylic north coast.

3. What to expect

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, on the Sunday, you will be met by a staff member from our local partner organisation and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest, staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Please be sure to arrive between 6am and 8pm to qualify for a pickup. Pickup is available at an extra cost if you need to arrive outside these times.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your time on the project in Bali you will be staying in single-sex shared rooms in a volunteer house in Ubud. Mosquito nets are provided at the volunteer house and there are bicycles for you to rent so you can get out and explore the local area. The volunteer house also has access to wifi and hand wash laundry facilities.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals a day on weekdays, 2 meals a day on weekends. The food is traditional Balinese fair which is a fusion of Indonesian and Chinese styles, some of the most popular dishes being nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice with a fried egg on top) and mie goreng (fried noodles with egg). Another Indonesian favourite is Satay (spicy marinated thin slices of meat, threaded onto a skewer, barbecued, and served with a spicy peanut sauce). All these delicious dishes are cheap widely available.

4. The reviews

More than I ever expected  | 23 Apr 2017
I chose Bali teaching and Beaches project as it combined the chance to teach English and visit an...

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HAVING A BLAST!  | 13 Mar 2017
I’m having a blast out here! First week of teaching started this Monday after an introducto...

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TEACHING WAS SO REWARDING  | 8 Jan 2017
My time on the project has made me realise that working abroad in cultures and places much differ...

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I had an amazing time on the Bali teaching project  | 21 Aug 2016
  I had an amazing time on the Bali teaching project. I met lots of new friends and...

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6. Extras

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Bali has a huge range of additional adventure and cultural activities to offer outside of your project time. Why not take a visit to some remote villages and mingle with the locals, take a rainforest canopy tour, and if you’re feeling more adventurous there is even the opportunity to go white water rafting. Alternatively you could use your time off to go island hopping, scuba diving, volcano trekking, or take wildlife safaris in the National Parks.

After all that you will undoubtedly want to relax in one of Bali’s many spa resorts or pristine beaches. All of these activities can easily be arranged with the many local providers, meaning your contribution to the local economy is even more significant.

7. Dates and Costs

COSTS

2 weeks $995

extra week $445

 

DEPARTURE DATES 

2017 Project Start Dates

Due to limited availability over the summer period (June, July, August 2017), you may be located in Lovina rather than Ubud. You still need to arrive at Denpasar Airport ( Bali Ngurah Rai).

Please arrive on either the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month. The project begins on the Monday.

Please be aware that weekly Sunday arrival dates are available for July 2017 only

Please arrive between 6am and 6pm to qualify for a pickup.

2017 Bali Holidays - there will be no teaching activities on these days:

28th and 29th March - Nyepi and Balinese New Year #

Monday 3rd-Friday 7th April- Hindu Holiday Galungan

Monday 10th-Friday 14th April- Hindu Holiday Kuningan

Wednesday 29th June - Pagerwesi 

Monday 3rd-Friday 7th April- Hindu Holiday Galungan

Monday 10th-Friday 14th April- Hindu Holiday Kuningan

Wednesday 17th August - Indonesia Independence Day 

Wednesday 23rd August - Hindu Holiday

Friday 2nd December - Pagerwesi 

DURATION

2 weeks +

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Denpasar Bali (DPS)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

8. How to apply

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.


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