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Unmarried couples teaching at the same school?

 
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rubyred72



Joined: 05 Jan 2004
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:38 am    Post subject: Unmarried couples teaching at the same school? Reply with quote

Hi - I'm still looking into going to Indonesia to teach next year with my boyfriend and am unsure how to word our applications.

Is it possible for an unmarried couple to teach at the same school?

I know that Muslim Indonesians believe it's a sin to live together (kumpul kebo) without being married but would that prevent us from obtaining positions together?

Does your private life stay private or will not being married be a massive issue?

Thanks in advance.
Amanda
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TEAM_PAPUA



Joined: 24 May 2004
Posts: 1679
Location: HOLE

PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:28 am    Post subject: * Reply with quote

I can't see this as being a problem, yes Indoensia is a Muslim country but a lot of the schools are chinese owned and a lot of the students are chinese (as they are the ones who can afford the fees). many teachers go to Indonesia single & then end up in relationships with other teachers, or students/staff at their school - although this is forbidden in the contract it rarely causes problems unless the relationship is problematic & affects others.

Biggest problem will be the area 'chiefs' who run the security where you will be living. Again, this should not cause problems for you, they simply don't like to see Indonesian girls staying over at their boyfriends' homes.

Hope this helps.
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willy



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
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Location: Samarinda,Kalimantan,Indonesia(left TW)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TEAM_PAPUA gut it right if you live outside of a western housing it may be a small probelm but thats it.

everyone will know about you in a short time but knowone will make anything of it
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