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…

Thoughts on Indonesia from an Inevitable Optimist

Since my arrival in Indonesia, I have been pressed with this elusive question: Why did I choose to apply for a Fulbright in this country, out of the dozens of other countries that I could have selected? There was something appealing about this diverse nation, something that has attracted many a traveler before me, but…