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…

Preserving Batik in East Java

–By Shreya Kundur– A common misconception about batik is that it is a specific pattern or motif. Rather, it is the process of making the fabric that deems it as “batik”. I learned this one day as I naively pointed to the skirt I was wearing and beamed to my co-teacher that it was my…

Meet the Team at SMA Wachid Hasyim 2 Taman Sidoarjo

As the name suggests, the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program is primarily focused on English education. Across Indonesia, ETAs work in high schools–both public and private–to assist local English teachers in grade ten and eleven classrooms. ETAs work closely with their co-teachers to develop lesson plans and activities. In the past, Indonesiaful has featured…