The Halfway Mark

– Greg Sutton, ETA in Gondanglegi, East Java – This month signals the halfway mark of my time in Indonesia. It’s been an incredible experience thus far. I’ve had enough free time to read about a book a week and take an online photography course. I’ve picked up enough of the language to where I can…

I eat rice a lot. But where does it come from?

– by Kelly Richard, ETA in Surabaya – It is almost impossible to go an entire day in Indonesia without eating rice. My co-teachers and Indonesian friends are shocked and concerned when I explain that American cuisine includes their staple carbohydrate only once or twice a week at most. I often find that despite my…

The Currency of Bracelets

– By Ian Morse, ETA in Gorontalo – I entered Indonesia in July with four bracelets that were close to me. Each one had a story and a meaning – free speech, labor migration, pacifism (2). I kept only one rule since I received my first in high school; never buy a bracelet for myself. Otherwise…