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


Postscript on “Betah di sini?”

Remember when I wrote about telling a man he was rude for calling a woman fat? (You can catch up here.) Turns out I was right. He was being a jerk and I was right to call him out. The woman I mentioned is a fellow English teacher and reads my blog! Last night I got… Continue reading Postscript on “Betah di sini?”


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

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