My Experience in Malang

Ratings
Overall
9
Growth: 8
Support: 9
Fun: 8
Housing: 8
Safety: 8
Review

I really enjoyed myself during those months I spent in Eas Java. Before I started to teach, the school staff got me familiar with all the materials, syllables and environment so I felt more accustomised for my first classes. The support staff were helping me with any problems – small or big. They really took care of me. For me this experience was really enriching. I would like to continue in teaching English for at least another year. It is a great opportunity how to travel and know the culture not only from hotel room, because in class you definitely get know better the people. I would recommend this program to other people I know, who want to go abroad to a exotic country – and Indonesia has lots to offer: culture, nature and food (yummee). I felt really safe during my stay, the only thing I had to get used to was traffic and driving motorbike, but Indonesians are really friendly and nice. I felt welcomed when I came to the school. My colleagues and students were nice to me. As to what to prepare for going to Indonesia – it is good to check what vaccinations ar recommended, but from my experience I know that I didnt need any antimalarics; it did more harm than help, but that i sup to you. It is also good to learn a few phrases in Indonesian – that is what opens locals to you. And it is not that complicated language to speak. The climate in Malang is moderate – like summer in Europe, but the nights might be cold and the places higher in the mountain as well. So thats it for now. I hope this review may help someone to decide. I am definitely considering going back.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would