An ETA’s First Week at Site

Every ETA has a unique experience. From country to country and year to year, ETAs have vastly different experiences. There is even a range of experiences for ETAs in the same country, during the same year. This is especially true for the cohorts in the incredibly diverse country of Indonesia. Therefore, this post will not capture what it is like to be an ETA in Indonesia, rather it will attempt to capture some of my personal experiences from the first week as an ETA at SMA 2 Payakumbuh in 2019.


Monthly Highlights: January 2017

As the 2016-2017 cohort of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) begin their second semester of teaching, they are finding new ways to be active–sometimes physically!–in their communities. ETAs live across Indonesia, from North Sumatra to Central Java to Southeast Sulawesi and many places in between. What follows are a few highlights the ETAs submitted regarding…

15 Ways to Practice Self-Care in Indonesia and Beyond

–By Kayla Stewart– It’s no secret that it’s been a long month for ETAs in Indonesia. Between coming back from a long break – full of travels for many – and dealing with the realities of a troublesome new administration back home, many ETAs have found themselves wondering how to cope, relax, and rejuvenate.  …