The Art of Pulkam

Originally published at https://allfortheloveofwandering.wordpress.com. Pulkam is short for pulang kampung, a phrase which roughly translates to “go home to your hometown.”  My recent travel for research* happened to bring me back to both of the sites where I used to teach and live as an ETA (Fulbright English Teaching Assistant): Malang in East Java, and Gorontalo in…

Monthly Highlights: February 2017

Throughout their nine months in Indonesia, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) have no shortage of activities both in their schools and in their wider communities. During the month of February, many ETAs hosted local WORDS Competitions, an English speech and talent competition held nationwide every year. In April, the ETAs and their schools’ winners will…