Guilty Pleasures of Indonesia

As English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) in a foreign country some days can be harder than others. Indulging in little things, that wouldn’t normally be so special back home, can make all of your troubles melt away. Many of the ETAs have started using the phrase, “Treat yo’ self!” which is the best way in Indonesia to stay happy and mentally…

Halloween Across the Archipelago

Halloween is one of the best U.S. holidays to celebrate abroad because there are endless ways to share the spooky culture! Fulbright ETAs (English Teaching Assistants) in Indonesia kicked off the holiday season with pumpkin and watermelon carving, Halloween parties, costumes and much, much more. We asked several ETAs how they celebrated the U.S. holiday with…

A Love(ish) Letter to Indonesia

— By Sarahann Yeh — Happy one-month anniversary, Indonesia. It’s been a rollercoaster. I’ve loved you, loathed you, never wanted to leave you, and wondered why the hell I got myself into this relationship in the first place. Together, we’ve conquered cultural differences: I’ve learned to haggle for motorcycle taxis, cover every inch of skin…