Indonesia Through Their Eyes

Originally posted on Indonesiaful:
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 tasked…

Meet the Team at SMA Wachid Hasyim 2 Taman Sidoarjo

Originally posted on Indonesiaful:
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 the…


The air was pleasantly cool. Not quite a chill, but certainly not the muggy heat I am used to in Java. I shouldered my two small backpacks and walked up the gangway from the plane to the terminal, hoping that customs would go more smoothly than my trip thus far.* Welcome to Yangon! a sign … More Yangon

Welcoming the Islamic New Year with Dragons, Drumming, and Dancing

Originally posted on Indonesiaful:
For one day only, the fantastic and the ordinary mingled side-by-side in Sepanjang, Sidoarjo. — By Kelly Fitzgerald — “Miss, the students want time to prepare for Muharrom. No class today, okay?” my co-teacher said with a smile Friday morning, five minutes before our last class of the week was supposed…

Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang

East Java, known locally as Jawa Timur or Jatim (Indonesians love abbreviations), is home to four Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) for 2016-17. Yours truly is in Sidoarjo, Krupa is in Surabaya, and the charming Shreya and Caroline live in Malang. In October, Shreya and Caroline came to Surabaya for the day and helped host … More Warm Welcomes and Waterfalls: A Day Trip to Malang