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…

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah McClanahan

Name: Sarah McClanahan Home Town and University: Ames, Iowa. I studied Communication Studies and Music (B.A.) at Iowa State University and Higher Education & Student Affairs (M.Ed.) at the University of South Carolina. Fulbright ETA placement location and year: I was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) at CT Foundation school in Medan, North Sumatra…

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

— By Christopher Linnan — Everybody’s experience as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Indonesia is different. Some of us are placed in large cities while others are in small towns, and some of us live in extremely conservative areas, while others do not have to make a significant adjustment from their lifestyles in…