The Teacher Becomes a Student 

– By Meghan Cullinan, ETA in Kendari – It was 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. But there was no sleeping in for the students of MAN 1 Kendari on this Saturday, or any Saturday for that matter! All around Indonesia, most students that attend madrassas, Islamic affiliated public schools, were also on their way to…

Jam Karet: Being On Time in Indonesia

– By Elena Dietz, ETA in Malang, East Java – I looked down at my watch. It was 9:15 am. “We were supposed to leave over an hour ago…” I thought to myself. It was a Friday morning, and I had left one of my classes early to go to the immigration office with one of…

How English spreads in an overgrown fishing town

– By Ian Morse, ETA in Gorontalo – Muhammad Busyaeri Jafar is better known in Gorontalo as Brother Erick. He’s become widely known by a name in his second language, but six years ago, he wasn’t sure anybody would know him at all. After Muhammad graduated university in 2011, he moved to his wife’s home in…