I had never heard of Surabaya until I saw ESL jobs with EF advertised here and I was intrigued by what life could be like in Java. Five and a half
years later I am still finding out what life in Java is all about.
As a DoS my job is hectic and rewarding. Most days are pretty full on, never boring and always noisy when the students start arriving for their lessons.
Surabaya has changed a lot in the time I’ve lived here – more shops, restaurants & entertainment, which I love. I have been to Jakarta a few times for work and holidays. As much as I enjoy myself there I am always happy to come back ‘home’ to Surabaya after a couple of days.
I think I’ve tried most of the food on offer and Padang is an absolute favorite of mine – I could eat it 3 times a day, every day.
At the weekends I’m mostly to be found wall climbing at Class 5 and I enjoy exploring east Java – I especially like the south coast. And of course I never turn down an opportunity for a weekend of shopping, eating and relaxing in the sun in Bali.
I haven’t been to nearly as many places outside of Java as I should have in the time I’ve been here. I think I’ve been to 16 islands – so I’ve got a few thousand left to visit. More than anything I really want to eat padang food in Padang, Sumatera.
Other than all the wonderful places I’ve visited, making great friends and working with a great team is what’s kept me here for this long.
For me, the recruitment process was very straight forward and hassle free.