Alumni Spotlight: Chris Linnan

Name: Chris Linnan, but you can call me Rocket. Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina. School: Emory University. ETA Placement and Year: I was placed in Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan during 2014-5 and in Medan in North Sumatra during 2015-6. Current City and Job: I work as a pirate in Mogadishu, Somalia.* Life After Fulbright: I will…

American Holidays in Indonesia: A Review of 2015

With six official religions marking the calendars of every Indonesian, there is no shortage of state-recognized holidays for ETAs to partake in during their grant. From the religious Idul Adha to the secular National Armed Forces Day, ETAs participated in a surprising number of holidays at their sites in the first half of the grant. While participating…

Monthly Highlights: November-December 2015

As the 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees continue to teach, learn, and live across Indonesia, they are still finding new ways to engage with their communities in and out of the classroom. Below are monthly highlights from November and December 2015 about these engagement efforts from ETAs placed in Sumatra and Central Java. Magelang, Central…