• Grantee Stories

    14 Sep 2019

    Mapia Atoll – The Next Jewel in the BHS MPA Network? by Mark Erdmann & Ricardo Tapilatu

    We first learned of Mapia Atoll from legendary Indonesian dive guide Larry Smith; Larry used to visit the atoll regularly with the liveaboard Cehili back in the early 90’s, and he raved about the huge fish schools, abundant sharks and generally beautiful crystal clear visibility. Sadly, the Taiwanese live reef food fish vessels reached the remote atoll.. Read More..

    Aug 2019

    US Fulbright Researcher, Dillon Dunn Held a Workshop in Collaboration with Gadjah Mada University Exploring Architecture and Identity

    Created as a collaboration between AMINEF and the Gadjah Mada University (UGM), the “Architecture & Identity Workshop: How Does Architecture Create Sacred Spaces?” compelled students to consider the relationship between architecture, sanctity, and identity. This multi-day workshop held at UGM’s School of Architecture, Yogyakarta, in August included lectures from professionals and educators, semi-guided site visits,.. Read More..

    14 Aug 2019

    US Fulbright Scholar Ronald Betzig’s Enthusiasm on Tourism Potential in Manado, North Sulawesi

    Ronald (Ron) Betzig, a Fulbright US Scholar focusing on the teaching of entrepreneurship at Politeknik Negeri Manado, was overwhelmed by the kindness and respect shown to him by practically every person he met in Indonesia.  As an illustration, one morning Ron was being driven to teach ecotourism students at Politeknik Negeri Manado’s “Campus B” on.. Read More..

    05 Aug 2019

    Returning Home to Rebuild

    University of Michigan grad student Aprisal Malale was far from home when Indonesia was rocked by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. This summer, he returned to help his community recover and rebuild. Damage is still widespread after last fall’s earthquake and tsunami in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Direct Relief Intern Aprisal Malale, who is originally from.. Read More..

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