Alumni Spotlight: Chris Linnan

Name: Chris Linnan, but you can call me Rocket. Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina. School: Emory University. ETA Placement and Year: I was placed in Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan during 2014-5 and in Medan in North Sumatra during 2015-6. Current City and Job: I work as a pirate in Mogadishu, Somalia.* Life After Fulbright: I will…

A Day in the Life: Military School

— By Mackenzie Findlay — Welcome to SMAN 5 Palangkaraya – a military-style, boarding high school on the outskirts of a remote jungle city. My Fulbright ETA year has been a wild ride with an environmental disaster prompting multiple evacuations to the unique experience of teaching and living at a military school. When I was…

American Soft Power: Thoughts From Indonesia

— By Christopher Linnan — For those readers who took political science courses in college, you have probably been introduced to the concept of “soft power” in the abstract sense. If you did, then you (much like me not so long ago), probably sat in a classroom and had a professor(s) who tried to communicate…