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Swimming Lessons in Gorontalo, Indonesia

— By Kelsey Jennings Roggensack — I grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, where swimming pools are almost as common as backyards. While Phoenix is located in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, playing in the water, boating, and swimming, are a big part of the culture. The majority of birthday parties were…

A moment of confusion: which hand to pose in the photo?

Kidal and Proud

— By Bryan Howard — “Dua belas ribu,” he says. I reach for my wallet in my left pocket—it’s always in my left pocket and if it’s ever not there I feel naked and scared and like the world is ending and I’ve been robbed. I open it and count out the notes, flipping through…

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A Retrospective Fulbright Packing List

— By Michael Kirkpatrick Miller — Every year, 30-35 Fulbright ETA Grant winners are shipped off to teach English in Indonesia. Living in a new country can be a scary experience for recent graduates, which makes being prepared of the utmost importance. Below is a list of items some Fulbright ETAs wish they would have brought…