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…

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Martini

Name: Ryan Martini Home town and university: Sayler Park, Ohio. I studied Mathematics Education, English Literature, & Gerontology at Miami University (in Oxford, Ohio, NOT University of Miami in Florida. We were a college before Florida was a state!) Fulbright ETA placement location and year: SMA Muhammadiyah 1, Pontianak, West Borneo, 2013 – 2014. Current…

The Ubiquity of Smog

— By Sean Driscoll — During Fulbright orientation in Bandung, ETAs were presented with various classroom scenarios that described the amount of students, materials provided, and general classroom conditions they would face. Then, ETAs were given a particular challenge ranging from an unruly group of students to extreme heat which interfered with instruction. While I…