There are a few things you should know before you travel to Bali, in particular about visa requirements and accommodation options.


Citizens of the European Union (including the UK), Australia, the USA and Canada and many other countries are eligible for visa-free entry for 30 days. As the CertTESOL is a one-month course, participants wishing to stay longer can apply for a 60 day tourist visa, or a 60-day social and cultural visa at the Indonesian Embassy in your country. This 60 day visa can NOT be issued on arrival. The 30-day visa-free entry stamp cannot be extended, but the US$35 30-day visa can be extended at the Immigration Department. For further information on visas for Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, British, and Dutch citizens, click on the relevant link below.


There is plenty of cheap accommodation nearby. Options include.

Ganesha Residence Google Maps
Jl. Dukuh Sari No.3, Sesetan, Denpasar (next to IALF building)
Rooms for IDR 1.5 million/month (TV, AC, Hot water)
Contact: Bapak Memet. Mobile: +62 81 8056 83357

Dukuh Sari Residence Google Maps
Jl. Dukuh Sari 1 Sesetan, Denpasar (walking distance from IALF)
Rooms for IDR 2 million/month (AC, TV, Refrigerator, Bed, excluding electricity/ pre-paid electricity).
Contact: Toni Gosal Mobile/Whatsapp: +62 851 0242 9295

Puri Suwung Bungalows Google Maps
Jl. Suwung Batan Kendal No. 4 Sesetan, Denpasar (5-10 minutes walk from IALF)
Rooms for IDR 4 million/month (AC, TV, Shower, Queen Size bedroom)
Contact: / +62 81-238-37269

Ganesha Residence Google Maps
Jl. Bedugul Sidakarya, Denpasar (10-15 minutes by taxi from IALF)
Rooms for IDR 3 million/month (TV, AC, Hot water).
Contact: Ms Raina. Mobile: +62 811 380 440

Puri Kelapa Garden Cottages Google Maps
Jl. Segara Ayu No.1, Sanur (15-20 minutes by taxi from IALF)
Contact: / +62 361 286135


No vaccinations are required to enter Indonesia, and Bali is regarded as malaria-free. You are advised to have your own medical insurance as IALF will not be responsible for any claims.