The Weary Traveler

Guest Article Written by Tyrone Fleurizard Wingate University When I reached my boarding gate at the Hong Kong International Airport, I sat only for a minute before walking to the farthest charging station to call my homie, Tim. I was fatigued by the sixteen-hour flight from New York, and daunted by what I had noticed: … Continue reading The Weary Traveler

Tending to this Garden

Guest Article Written by Ashley Bernardo University of California, Davis A few weeks ago, I was looking out the window of my gym. It’s muggy and the four fans in the room don’t make a dent in the body heat after a fast-paced Meghan Trainor song. I stick my arm out the window hoping to … Continue reading Tending to this Garden

Have You Been to Long Pa’sia?

Guest Article Written by Griffin Kammerer Swarthmore College Since week one of school my students have been asking me a question, “Sir, have you been to Long Pa'sia yet?” Tragically, it would take me another seven months to finally reach the village and understand why they were so eager to ask me such a question. … Continue reading Have You Been to Long Pa’sia?

Life on the Unnamed Road

Guest Article written by Maddie Taylor Pennsylvania State University It’s a Friday morning at the beginning of May and something important occurs to me.As I wrap up my routine of a beach run and four-way video call with my family, a WhatsApp message from an ETA friend flashes across my screen reading “send me your … Continue reading Life on the Unnamed Road

Worry Less and Celebrate More

Guest Article written by Skye Rutherford Carthage College “So where is your friend?” my talkative neighbor asks as I try to get a bite of the nasi ayam his wife has generously placed before me. I lower my handful of rice and reluctantly divulge my roommate’s whereabouts, knowing what’s about to come, “She’s on a … Continue reading Worry Less and Celebrate More

A Glimpse of Gawai

Guest Article written by Katherine Dunn State University of New York Jewel’s longhouse is more modern than others with its electricity and tile floors, though the tendency to overfeed is the same. “Makai, makai – eat, eat!” a woman says as she places a short stalk of bamboo in my hand. I peel away the green … Continue reading A Glimpse of Gawai

A Look Back at 2018’s English Camps

Highlighted below is a collection of videos showcasing the wide variety of English Camps the Fulbright Malaysia ETAs hosted this year. 2018 was a big year for the Fulbright Malaysia ETA program. We had a record number SIX national camps & THREE international camps in 2018. Fulbright Cup Soccer English Camp smkVOICE: National Public Speaking … Continue reading A Look Back at 2018’s English Camps

Let There Be Light

Guest Article written by Meghan Gunn Washington University in St. Louis On a July night somewhere in the Borneo jungle, I share a twin size mattress with two girls. They guess they are around 16, but age doesn’t seem to matter here and neither does time, the day’s progression still guided by the sun’s movements … Continue reading Let There Be Light

Not Alone

Guest Article Written by Nicole Colon New Jersey City University I had prepared myself for a lot of things before coming to Malaysia. I thought I had gotten the right products, the right advice, the right books. I had prepared myself for the culture shock, letting things go, going with the flow, and learning new … Continue reading Not Alone