Starting February 2006, EF Bogor joined the Swara group and below is the details for EF Bogor.
EF Bogor has been in Operation since 1997 and at the moment the school has a Director of Studies, 9 Native teachers and 5 Indonesian/Non-native teachers.
Like our other schools, EF Bogor offers courses for early learners (5-9), young learners (10-13) and adults. There are also business, conversation and TOEFL preparation classes .All English First schools have computer laboratories with an extensive range of CD ROMS and CALL programmes. A standard English First textbook is used in adult classes, but teachers are encouraged to use supplementary texts and materials. Most classes are between the hours of 3 and 9 pm with some mornings and Saturday groups.
Full time teachers will be offered one year contracts and will be expected to teach up to 27 hours a week, although a normal load is around 23 contact hours. Overtime is paid after 23 hours per week.
Below is the package for EF Bogor Pajajaran and EF Taman Yasmin :
- The return air fare. The school will pay for the return airfare. 50% of the ticket cost will be reimbursed after one month from the arrival date or when returning from Singapore for the work visa and the rest will be reimbursed on the completion of the contract.
- 22 days paid leave.
- Accommodation assistance. Advice is available for finding long-term accommodation and the school will pay for the first 30 days accommodation. After that accommodation is not paid for
- Medical insurance.
- Incidental medical allowance.
- A renewable one year contract.
Previously known as "Buitenzorg" (Sans soucis or Without worries) during the Dutch colonial era, Bogor actually lies closer to Jakarta 80 km) than it does to Bandung ( 120 km). Appropriately named by the Dutch as a town "without worries", they chose Bogor to be the site for constructing the first palace of the Dutch Governor General way back in 1745. Later restored in 1832, the palace still stands solid and elegant today with its stretched out gardens where deer roam freely on the green grass under majesticly tall old trees.
However, Bogor is famous because of its Botanical Garden which borders the Palace Grounds, covering an area of 87 hectares with thousands of species of plant life from all over the world, including towering age old trees and the rarest kinds of orchids. See the original "Havea Brazilliensis" rubber tree formerly imported from Brazil, and world's largest flower, the Rafflesia a foul smelling and stemless as well as leafless plant. When visiting this Garden, arrange for a permit to visit the neighbouring Presidential Palace which belonged to the Dutch Governor General before Indonesia's independence. Doing this may be a day-long visit by leaving Jakarta in the morning and spend the night in the Puncak mountainous region on your way to Bandung the next day. Here again, the whole car trip will be memorable as scenic tropical beauty all around is really astonishing. You will also pass by another smaller Presidential Palace at Cipanas, the setting of which is in a colourful and flowery vast garden around this woodenbut stylihs palace.
Cibodas Botanic Garden ( About 15 km from Bogor )
Located in the district of Pacet, 22 kilometers northwest of Cianjur, the Cibodas Garden Park, honored by its other name "Paradise on earth" impounds a 80- hectare area founded in 1890 for nature preservation purposes.
Taman Safari Indonesia ( About 21 km from Bogor )
Animals from all continents roam freely in this 35-hectare park, 75 km southeast of Jakarta along the Jakarta-Bandung route.
Among the animals kept here are some comparatively rare species such as the anoa, rhinos, giraffes, white tigers and European, American as well as Asian bears. Adjacent to the park are recreational grounds with swimming pool, tennis courts, an artificial lake, a waterfall and a children's playground with facilities such as a circus arena, a house of horrors, a merry-go-round and a small circuit. There are also restaurants, cafetarias and other facilities.
Lido Water Recreational Centre ( about 18 km from Bogor )
The lake is conveniently located along the route from Bogor to Sukabumi, surrounded by scenic panoramas. Water sport facilities, a restaurant and accommodation are available.
Pangrango ( About 80 km from Bogor )
Pangrango is a cool place at the foot of this mountain bearing the same name, equipped with the longest restaurant and swimming pool. It has ample mountain views overlooking tropical forests and hills and is located on the Salabintana Road, at 7 km from Sukabumi.
Pelabuhan Ratu Beach ( About 135 km from Bogor )
Formerly just a plain fishing village it has now grown into a lovely holiday resort, more and more visited by holiday makers from Jakarta and Bandung, a mere three-hour drive from either city through cool mountain villages with picturesque scenerie Gradually but surely this area will catch up with the pace of development as is the case with Carita on the extreme West coast of Java. Pelabuhan Ratu Cisolok is a 15 km stretch of breathtaking beauty with hills, mountains and very wide sandy beaches everywhere around you, set againts the deep blue Indian Ocean.
Truly rare is the fact that thick tropical forests on rolling hills are found right next to stretches
of white beaches. Taking walks uphilenables the visitor to look down on the horseshoe shape of the bay's coastline, whereas at night hundreds of fishermen's boatlamps are seemingly competing with the star-studded sky above, which is both enchanting and romantic. There is one four-star hotel, the Samudera beach, about 6 km from Pelabuhan Ratu, but several other smaller hotels and cottages are available at moderate rates.
At this virgin stage, this area represents unspoiled beauty in a typically tropical setting with hospitable inhabitants.
Because of its proximity to Jakarta this area is visited by more tourists from the capital than those from Bandung. Moreover, the highways to and from Pelabuhan Ratu have recently been greatly improved to assure you of a smooth ride to enjoy the sceneries you pass even better. Don't forget to enjoy the fresh seafood at reasonable prices.
Jakarta ( the capital of Indonesia )
Jakarta is only one hour drive from Bogor. You can drive and take the scenic toll road or you can get a train from Bogor.