Swimming Lessons in Gorontalo, Indonesia

— By Kelsey Jennings Roggensack — I grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, where swimming pools are almost as common as backyards. While Phoenix is located in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, playing in the water, boating, and swimming, are a big part of the culture. The majority of birthday parties were…

Monthly Highlights: December 2015-January 2016

January marked the official halfway point of the 2015-2016 Fulbright ETA grant period in Indonesia. This installment of the Monthly Highlights is courtesy of the ETAs placed in Sulawesi. Gorontalo, Northern Sulawesi, 30 January 2016: Friendly Football Competition Grace Wivell and Clare McLaughlin attended a football game between their schools, MAN Model Gorontalo and MAN…

Dodgeball: An Indonesian Story

– By Chris Linnan – Playing dodgeball is a rite of passage for the vast majority of American kids. Many of us played it during physical education (PE) class at some point in our lives, most likely in high school. Those of us who especially enjoyed it played it recreationally as well, since most schools…