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

A Roller Coaster of Feels: The Trials and Triumphs in Hosting an English Camp

Guest Article by Lalitha AduryAmerican University  As ETAs, we have a diverse job description. We co-teach 20 hours a week, get involved in, or even run and lead, extracurricular activities and clubs, and are required to host two English camps for our students. While I enjoy all (eh, maybe more like most) aspects of my … Continue reading A Roller Coaster of Feels: The Trials and Triumphs in Hosting an English Camp

Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

Fulbright ETAs Hannah Carr and Davina Chen were featured in a Malaysian TV documentary on TV3 on July 7, 2012. (The popular stall food nasi goreng U.S.A. actually has nothing to do with America, rather it refers to the dish's ingredients of udang, sotong, and ayam - shrimp, squid, and chicken - but we won't … Continue reading Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

Guest Article: Malaysian Cooking Classes – A Recipe for Better Cross-Cultural Understanding

by Blake Phillips Pomona College One of the clichés of traveling around the world is that food is an important part of pretty much every society.  However, there are certain societies in which food takes on an outsize role due to a combination of cultural, historical, religious, and economic factors.  Malaysia happens to be one … Continue reading Guest Article: Malaysian Cooking Classes – A Recipe for Better Cross-Cultural Understanding