Alumni Spotlight: Gillian Irwin

Name: Gillian Irwin Hometown and University: Boyertown, PA; Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA). ETA location and year: Yogyakarta, Central Java; 2013-2014. Current City: Davis, CA. Life after Fulbright: Three years after I began my Fulbright grant, I’m actually back in Indonesia, and still hanging out with AMINEF staff and former Fulbrighters. I’ll soon be starting year…

Fulbright Soundtrack

— By Jared Lax — Music has played a huge role in my Fulbright grant thus far. Karaoke is one of the most popular social activities in Indonesia, so I go butcher some Indonesian pop songs about every two weeks or so. Every day I disappoint my students with my lack of knowledge about the…

Day Party

— By Patrick Dougherty — You sweat a lot in Indonesia. It’s near/on the equator, it’s humid, and there’s not much air-conditioning to speak of. When asked by another teacher why Americans don’t bathe twice a day, I told him because we don’t sweat inside our workplaces since there’s usually central air conditioning. I reassured him…