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Monthly Highlights: April-May 2016

In the final installment of the Monthly Highlights series for 2015-2016, ETAs from across Indonesia share celebrations and successes from their final weeks in Indonesia. Lombok, 18-19 April 2016: Teacher Training Workshop ETAs Hiram Reynolds, Abby Snyder, and RELO English Language Fellow Marcela Angel hosted a teacher training workshop April 18th-19th, 2016 at IKIP and UNRAM…

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Showering by Candlelight: Mati Lampu

— By Grace Wivell — Mati lampu. It translates literally to “dead light,” and it is the Indonesian word for “blackout” or “power outage.” It’s a word you are bound to hear quite often in Indonesia, probably every day if you are in a more remote place. In Malang, I would usually have black outs…

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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…