The Power of Baby Powder

–By Krupa Patel– Many things have changed about my life since I got to Indonesia. Most regions in the US like my home in the Northeast have a cool fall, cold winter, warm spring and hot summer. However, now I live in a country with 3 seasons: really hot, really really really hot and hot while…

Thank You For Smoking

This article was written by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) who would like to remain anonymous. My foray into cigarettes in Indonesia began at the hands of an elderly, six-toothed man. He was my RT, the head of the local neighborhood association, and the first of many signatures necessary for the arduous immigration process.…

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Bhattacharya

Name: Nina Bhattacharya Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan School: University of Michigan (B.A. in Public Policy) Fulbright ETA placement location and year: During the 2012-2013 grant period, I taught at SMA Negeri 1 Krian in Krian, Java Timur. (You can read more about my day-to-day life that year—the good and the challenging—on The Hairpin.) Current city…