Monthly Highlights: October-November 2015

Indonesia’s Fulbright English Teaching Assistants have now been in-country for over three months. In that time, they have been busy teaching English, making friends, and becoming members of their respective communities. In this Monthly Highlights feature read about how ETAs in Group 2, placed in Sulawesi and Eastern Java, have been busy at their sites.…

Idul Adha in Medan

— By Christopher Linnan — Eid al-Adha, more commonly known as Idul Adha in Indonesia, is the Muslim holiday which honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael. In Indonesia, Muslims usually celebrate by sacrificing cows and goats, and partaking in other festivities on Idul Adha. The meat from these animals is then distributed with…

Celebrating Idul Adha around Indonesia

This year the Muslim holiday Idul Adha, or Eid al-Adha, marked one of the first cultural experiences for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) at their host sites. The holiday marks the peak of hajj season and a celebration of the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael for God.  Many Fulbright ETAs placed in Muslim areas were…