Step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in Indonesian culture.
It’s time to get abroad!
We are delighted to invite you to join us in Indonesia! If you’re looking to spend eight weeks in Indonesia and gain a teaching qualification, Gotoco is here for you.
Our placements are funded and that includes flights*, accommodation**, meals***, language and culture introductions, and TESOL certification. They are intended to help you to launch a career in this exciting sector, with skills and insights gained transferable to teaching and other career routes in Indonesia – or anywhere in the world.
Along the way, experience a fascinating new culture and language, and gain valuable qualifications and skills.
* For more info about flight bookings, check out this FAQ.
** Accommodation varies according to the programme and it will usually be a shared room. If a participant chooses to travel on their own during a school break in the middle of the programme, accommodation, and transportation are their own responsibility.
*** Meals provided in the programme are aligned with what locals eat and do not always include drinks. If a participant chooses to travel on their own during a school break in the middle of the programme or go out for meals outside the programme, then meals are their own responsibility.
**** If you do not have the right to work in the UK, you won’t be eligible for our funding and so we cannot welcome you into this programme. If this is you, please email us and we would strive to offer something or at least give advice on other opportunities.
What do you get?
Our short-term Bali Teaching Programme is your launchpad for a global and impactful career. On the programme, you will receive:
Funding to cover your flights, meals and accommodation.
TESOL training and certification
Indonesian Language and Culture Lessons
Teaching placement in a supportive school in Bali or Lombok, a tropical paradise a stone’s throw from Bali, with accommodation and meals covered, and some cultural and adventure activities.
Professional development mentoring and training throughout your time on the programme, with a focus on teaching and social enterprise. We do this so, that even in your short time with us, you take the first steps in a lifetime of interesting and impactful living.
Personal and community support, including 24/7 support for emergencies.
What does the training include?
Before starting your teaching placement in Indonesia, you will join our orientation period – an exciting cultural introduction filled with excursions. All your accommodation and meals will be fully-funded. The training will include:
Training for teaching English as a foreign language in Indonesia.
Indonesian culture and language lessons.
Cultural introduction to Indonesia, including learning about local businesses, cooking, customs, and more.
Helpful introductions to teaching strategies and the opportunity to ask any questions about teaching English abroad.
What does the teaching involve?
You will be teaching English to local Indonesian students, usually in a primary school setting.
You will be teaching English to local Indonesian students, for up to 20 hours a week
By teaching local students you will have to opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture as the students love to tell you all about it
You will receive continuous professional development support and mentoring to support you in your teaching and with your future career plans.
'The Bali experience will be something I cherish forever. The friendships I made, the culture I immersed myself in and the students I taught have all profoundly affected me and taught me valuable lessons about life. I will always reflect on my time in Bali as the best of times.'
'I loved the trip. Seeing my students grow and develop over the weeks was incredibly fulfilling and I have come away from the trip with a new-found confidence in teaching that I never thought I'd have.'
'I feel so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to go away with Gotoco this summer. The teaching was amazing. The schools were very welcoming and the students were fantastic. I feel super lucky to have met such great friends on this trip. We had such good opportunities to get to know each other through the trips organised by Gotoco, which were all amazing. Honestly, it would be hard to pick the best part of the trip!'
Bali is a fascinating destination boasting a hugely diverse array of landscapes, cultures, and ecologies. Our programmes are based in Bali, known as ‘the island of gods’, a tropical paradise. There are plenty of activities to do, from hiking one of many volcanoes, exploring the jungle, or visiting temples, to laying on white sandy beaches and relaxing after a rewarding day of teaching.
How do you apply?
To apply you need to:
Completed high school/A-level/college
Be an advanced level English speaker, e.g a native speaker or otherwise have native-level English.
Have the right to work in the UK to be eligible for our TESOL funding (through citizenship, residency, leave to remain, student visas, et al.)*
Have a clear criminal record
Be available and excited to travel to Indonesia!
Holding a prior TEFL certificate is a bonus, but not required; TESOL training and certification is provided
This programme is ideal for anyone who wants to explore building a life as a teacher abroad, including recent graduates, mid-career changers, college grads and those from ‘non-traditional’ educational backgrounds. There is extra support available for applicants from widening participation backgrounds, including all funding you may need to make this happen. You will be able to indicate if this applies to you on your application form.
*We can consider candidates with non-UK university backgrounds and those who do not have the right to work in the UK, but they would not always be eligible for full funding for the TESOL and flights. If this applies to you, please apply and contact us by email to let us know more about your situation.