The Solar Eclipse: Illuminating Cultural Differences

“After this, I’m heading south to see the solar eclipse,” a coworker told me yesterday afternoon. “NASA sent me viewing glasses weeks ago,” he added rather proudly. I imagine that those glasses are a glimpse of the galaxy, decorated with a smattering of stars and a conspicuous American flag next to the NASA logo tucked … More The Solar Eclipse: Illuminating Cultural Differences

Mike and Kelly’s Big Adventure: Bangkok and Phuket

It was almost midnight when I reached the platform of Phaya Thai station. Only a few other passengers were waiting, alone and in pairs, in the humid night air. Some had suitcases, others were still wearing their work uniforms. No one talked. The last train arrived and we midnight riders boarded in silence. The automatic … More Mike and Kelly’s Big Adventure: Bangkok and Phuket

Days like today

Days like today make me mourn the shortness of my time remaining in Indonesia. Days like today make me wish I was in it for the long haul, wish that I had time to nurture the relationships that are just now starting to bud. Days like today make me already feel the regret of leaving … More Days like today

Indonesia Through Their Eyes

Originally posted on Indonesiaful.com:
The official flier for Indonesia Through Their Eyes. –By Kelly Fitzgerald– On Wednesday, January 11, 27 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and their co-teachers gathered in Jakarta for an evening of talent, humor, and cultural exchange at an event called Indonesia Through Their Eyes. As the title suggests, ETAs were…

Meet the Team at SMA Wachid Hasyim 2 Taman Sidoarjo

Originally posted on Indonesiaful.com:
As the name suggests, the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) program is primarily focused on English education. Across Indonesia, ETAs work in high schools–both public and private–to assist local English teachers in grade ten and eleven classrooms. ETAs work closely with their co-teachers to develop lesson plans and activities. In…