TFFL International’s center in Indonesia is located in Surabaya--the capital city of the exotic island of Java. Since 2007, we’ve been certifying teachers and helping them find employment in Indonesia, Asia and the rest of the world. Being located in the South Pacific’s, Ring of Fire and in close proximity to world-class beaches, you’ll be on paradise’s doorstep while gaining tefl certification in Indonesia.
Surabaya provides a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities. It’s got tasty Indonesian cuisine, great water sport activities, vibrant nightlife and endless choices for trekking through parks and over volcanoes.
Why TEFL Indonesia?
If your goal is to work and live within a new culture, there’s no better place to gain TEFL International’s certificate than in Surabaya.
Surabaya is packed full of interesting things to do and see. The most well-known of these is probably Mt. Bromo. This active volcano provides opportunities for hiking to the top of its caldera and watching Earth belch out its heat in the form of lava and magma. While you’re there, you can visit Welirang, also known as “Sulfur Mountain” and take in its sea of sand and mountain vistas.
Surabaya is neighbored by the city of Malang and both are centers for big business and therefore offer loads of opportunity for employment. You’ll have no trouble finding restaurants, cafes, theaters, high-end shopping outlets and nightclubs in both of these cities.
Indonesia’s unofficial hobby is dining out. Highly acclaimed food stalls see locals coming in from miles away, just to sample some of their legendary food. Many of these stalls offer only one or two items but since they specialize in only those dishes but this ensures the highest quality available.
Surrounding Surabaya are loads of scenic beaches, wildlife preserves, marine gardens, ancient temples, highland lakes as well as volcanoes.
You can access other parts of Java rather easily by train or bus. Flights from Surabaya to other major cities are also available. Famous Bali island is only a 30-minute journey away and this highly acclaimed destination for fun and adventure is only a short ferry ride away. Located in East Java is the island of Maura. You can visit here and experience yet another unique culture. This island is about 80 miles long and is famous for its bull races, where young jockeys are pulled on a crude sled by a pair of huge bulls along a 100-yard course.
You can also visit the ruins of the ancient Majapahit Empire. They can be seen at numerous temple sites and other archaeological digs. This empire flourished from the 14th to 16th centuries and was influenced by a mixture of religions. Surabaya means “land of heroes” and it was here where Indonesia’s fight for independence from colonial rules was centered.
TEFL International’s school is located in the heart of Surabaya, giving you convenient access to numerous attractions, fantastic beaches, as well as all the entertainment that the city provides.
Our classrooms are spacious and comfortable. We always provide all the equipment and resources you need to successfully complete your course and gain your teaching certificate. You’ll also have access to the internet, phone and fax with the school manager’s approval.
You will have two options for accommodation during your ITTT course in Surabaya. Our standard option consists of a furnished room located only a five-minute walk from the school itself. These rooms are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom and Wi-Fi. The building also has a comfortable common room where you can plan lessons or simply socialize with your fellow course participants, while a laundry service is also available. Close to the building you will find a variety of restaurants, markets and even a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This option is priced at US$ 150 for the duration of the course.
Your second accommodation option is a larger, private room located around 20 to 30 minutes from the school. Travelling between the accommodation and the school is straightforward as local transport is both inexpensive and readily available. This option is priced at US$ 250 for the duration of the course.
You are welcome to have family or friends stay with you during the course and only a small additional fee will be added to your total costs. We simply ask that you notify us of this arrangement as soon as possible. We will also provide all bedding but we do ask that you bring your own towels.
ITTT will work to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and enjoyable and promise to meet any reasonable special requests or needs you may have. If you have any questions about accommodation in Surabaya, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Surabaya and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.