Monthly Highlights: December 2016

Every month, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) submit highlights of their activities for that month. Since many ETAs are free from their teaching responsibilities during the month of December, the unofficial theme of 2016’s final installment of Monthly Highlights is “exploration.” ETAs across Indonesia took advantage of their free time to explore corners of the…

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…

Monthly Highlights: October-November 2015

Indonesia’s Fulbright English Teaching Assistants have now been in-country for over three months. In that time, they have been busy teaching English, making friends, and becoming members of their respective communities. In this Monthly Highlights feature read about how ETAs in Group 2, placed in Sulawesi and Eastern Java, have been busy at their sites.…