Indonesia.jpg: Familiar Faces

In this installment of Indonesia.jpg, we turn the lens to our co-teachers. They are an everyday presence in our lives here and have served as coworkers, mentors, mentees, cultural ambassadors, parents and friends. As ETAs, our role in Indonesia is two-fold: not only to teach English, but also to serve as cultural ambassadors. Our co-teachers…

Indonesia.jpg: the Classroom

Just as every site placement and home is different, so is every school and classroom. For our second edition of “Indonesia.jpg,” we aim to portray the similarities and differences between our schools. After all, we are here to teach English, and outside of our homes, the classroom is where we spend a lot (if not…

A Herculean Sunrise in East Java

– By Greg Sutton, ETA in Gondanglegi, East Java – It’s three in the morning and the Jeep is kicking up dust from the desert behind us. As the driver nimbly navigates the twists and turns up the mountain, I look down at the valley below. I can make out a long line behind us,…