First six weeks of school

School started July 17th and it has been a whirlwind! All Peace Corps Indonesia Volunteers work at either a high school or middle school and compared to many other Peace Corps posts, our time is relatively structured. I work Monday - Friday, from roughly 7 am till roughly 5 pm. The first few weeks have… Continue reading First six weeks of school

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An Ode to Marsi

Oh Marsi – how I miss you so You of the Kediri tailoring scene You with the 30,000 Rp price You of the perfectly tailored garments How I miss you so Marsi is the best tailor in Kediri, no contest. During PST my Ibu insisted on taking me to the penjahit jauh (far tailor) because the… Continue reading An Ode to Marsi

Swearing-In

It's been a while since my last post. The first six weeks at permanent site were a difficult adjustment, but more on that soon. First - Swearing-In! Swearing-In is a big day for Peace Corps Volunteers. There are a lot of steps and hurdles in becoming an official PCV, but the biggest is definitely Pre-Service… Continue reading Swearing-In

What teaching English in Indonesia looks like

For the last two weeks of Pre-Service Training all of the volunteers have been scattered around Kediri teaching in various high schools and middle schools for practicum. We are given the opportunity to take everything we learn during PST about both how to teach, but also how Indonesian schools operate, and apply it before we… Continue reading What teaching English in Indonesia looks like

Fun Facts

Fun Facts: Indonesia comprises 17,508 - 18,306 islands and 8,844 that have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited. Also - 3 land borders! Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world.  87.2% of 260 million people. Java, my island, is two times more densely… Continue reading Fun Facts