Meet the Team at SMA N 2 Malang

My official job title, ETA, stands for English Teaching Assistant, meaning that I co-teach with a native Indonesian teacher. At SMA N 2 (SMANDA), I’ve co-taught with four of the school’s five English teachers, but I enjoy spending time with the whole team! In order to co-teach, we plan the lessons together before class. Then…

Monthly Highlights: January 2017

As the 2016-2017 cohort of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) begin their second semester of teaching, they are finding new ways to be active–sometimes physically!–in their communities. ETAs live across Indonesia, from North Sumatra to Central Java to Southeast Sulawesi and many places in between. What follows are a few highlights the ETAs submitted regarding…

When You Live in a Fishbowl But the Water is Actually Vodka

–By Julianne O’Connell– When I got accepted as a Fulbright ETA to Indonesia I was living in Vienna, Austria as a United States Teaching Assistant under the auspice of Fulbright Austria. In addition to my work as a teaching assistant I spent my time enjoying Viennese culture: reading in parks, writing in world-class cafe houses,…