Being an American ETA in rural Malaysia means you are the focus of a lot of attention, ETAs sometimes say they feel like celebrities here. Of course, that feeling grows stronger when your taxi driver knows your name because he recognizes your face from the front-page of the newspaper! (True story!)
The New Straits Times featured ETAs placed in the state of Pahang in the article Fulbright Scholars Excited to Share Their Passion For Teaching. The Johor ETAs also got some time in the spotlight, and shared their perspectives in The Star article Teaching a Familiar Language in a Foreign Land. Meanwhile in Terengganu, American ETAs Feel Right at Home and make Toast.
One last piece from the Malay-language press: