Living the Fulbright Journey

This video was produced by Ian Schoen, a Fulbright ETA from Pitzer College. Follow his journey as he travels from his home in San Francisco, CA to orientation in Kuala Lumpur.  Ian is now placed at SMK Nasiruddin Shah in the state of Terengganu and is looking forward to producing more videos as he continues his … Continue reading Living the Fulbright Journey

Vegetarian in all the wrong places

Guest Article by Jacob Grubman University of Chicago ETA Jake Grubman keeps it classy while enjoying some roti The dish was piled high with rice, green beans, cucumber slices, finely chopped apple, fermented soy, and a generous splash of peanut sauce. Across the table sat another dish of steamed vegetables, along with the remainder of … Continue reading Vegetarian in all the wrong places

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