Welcome to the 2017-18 Cohort’s April edition of the Fulbright ETA Monthly Highlights. This month the ETAs prepare to say their final good-byes to their sites and conclude their grant period. It’s incredible how fast time flies! April brought all of the ETAs together with their students to compete in the National WORDS Competition. Read on to hear how the ETAs wrapped up their year in Indonesia!
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During one of few remaining English Club meetings, ETA Nabeel Ahmad shared his community engagement project with his students: a pen pal letter from ETA Meghan’s MAN 1 in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi. Students worked on their exchange letter in Fall 2017; they were instructed to write what life in Gorontalo is like detailing their local.. Read More..
This month, ETA Kelly Richard teamed up with her local English Language Fellow (and good friend) Robyn to organize a field trip to the American Corner! About 25 students who participate in English extracurricular activity, classes with Kelly, or just love English came. Borrowing a bus from Universitas Adi Buana, Robyn, Kelly, and three co-teachers.. Read More..
The month of April means the grant period is almost over. While ETA Arshelle Carter tied up loose ends and reflected on the past nine months, she was pleased to host her sister-cousin, D’Lea Cohen, at site. D’Lea was only in Indonesia for a few days, so the pair had a jam packed schedule. They.. Read More..
April was an incredibly busy month for ETA Greg Sutton. He had met with his local WORDS competition winner Sherlia Faramida nearly every day in March, and accompanied her to Jakarta in the beginning of April to participate in the National WORDS Competition. He was thrilled when she won first place, after competing with 18.. Read More..
At the beginning of April, ETA Amy Quirion and her student Desta flew to Jakarta together to attend the National WORDS Competition! Desta was the winner of the local WORDS Competition from SMAN 2 Balige and was thrilled at the chance to go to Jakarta for the first time. This was her first flight to.. Read More..
ETA Matthew Poissant had the privilege of joining his student Nadlifah in Labuan Bajo. Nadlifah was the runner up in the national WORDS competition so she earned the opportunity to go on a volunteer trip to Labuan Bajo that Matthew was lucky enough to be able to join. Along with the other two winners of.. Read More..
ETA Ian Morse’s school likes to get everyone involved in big events, like Ian’s upcoming farewell party. It’s combined with the 12th grade graduation, so all the performances will likely keep the guests from the food for hours. Ian’s English Club has three events, plus Ian’s farewell speech. The most fun one – and the one.. Read More..
This month, SMKN 4 Malang, lovingly known as ‘Grafika,’ celebrated its 80th birthday with the usual fanfare and celebration that comes with such a big occasion. Every class, and every teaching department, dressed to a different theme and took part in many competitions and a parade. Among the competitions was the competition for best costume.. Read More..
ETA Sheldon Ruby is not always aware of everything that happens at his school, even when it is related to his own classes. Earlier this year, Sheldon and his co-teacher, Pak Andi, taught a lesson about procedural text. Since they taught this lesson together, students have been giving presentations on procedure texts that they have.. Read More..
ETA Meghan Cullinan had a special experience this month of reuniting with her first community in Indonesia that she was a part of as a cultural ambassador in Pidie, Aceh, Indonesia two years ago. Before Meghan returned to the US she knew she had to reconnect with her first Indonesian community because they were so.. Read More..
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