Alumni Spotlight: Bethany Kreider

Name: Bethany Kreider Hometown: Sinking Spring, PA School: University of Tampa Fulbright ETA placement location and year: Samarinda 2011-2012, Kendari 2012-2013 Current city and job: New York City, YES Grant Coordinator at iEARN-USA Life after Fulbright: After returning from Indonesia, I moved to New York City and began working at iEARN-USA, a nonprofit organization that…

English Language Fellow Feature: The Soul of Sumatra Alicia Brill

Historically speaking, Indonesiaful’s contributors have been almost entirely Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs). This month, Indonesiaful is pleased to publish our first-ever English Language Fellow feature. ETAs and EL Fellows work together to host teacher training workshops at ETAs’ sites and EL Fellows, who generally have more teaching experience and hold advanced degrees, are often…

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…