Teaching abroad in Indonesia

Indonesia is a fantastic place to live and work, and has a lot to offer expats. Teacher Horizons work with some excellent international schools in Indonesia, and we have assisted many teachers in their search for a job there.

Key details

Population: 222,781,500
Capital: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian rupiah
Number of international schools: 87
Number of IB schools: 40
Number of current vacancies: 31
Cost of Living

Living in Indonesia

Indonesia is a fascinating country that consists of over 17,000 islands. The capital, Jakarta, is located on the main island of Java and is home to a thriving expat community. Since Indonesia is located along the equator, it has a hot tropical climate with a wet monsoon season. The predominant religion is Islam so the culture and food have an Arab influence. Indonesia boasts a wealth of popular diving, snorkelling and surfing destinations, plus the opportunity to trek amongst volcanoes and see rare species of wildlife in the rainforest.

Lonely Planet Indonesia

Latest teaching jobs in Indonesia
Visas and Medical

To teach in Indonesia, you need a temporary residence visa called a VITAS. You will also require a work permit, which your employer will help to organise. Public healthcare in Indonesia is limited and may not be of good quality, so expats are recommended to take private health insurance. Many international schools offer this as part of their benefits package.

Latest teaching jobs in Indonesia
Top schools in Indonesia*

Click the schools below to read about some of the best schools in Indonesia. If your school isn't listed, click here to request a profile page.

Top schools in Indonesia
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