The first day I lived with an Indonesian family, I crashed a wedding

Part of the Peace Corps Indonesia experience is living with a home-stay family. This is to bond closer with the community, and also for our safety. I moved into my family’s house in Kediri with minimal Bahasa Indonesia skills, and having never before met any of my new family members. After three hours, I felt … Continue reading The first day I lived with an Indonesian family, I crashed a wedding

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It’s all in a name

My community wants nothing more than for me to be fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. Like, now. Not one year from now, not before I leave Indonesia to return to America, now. They know I spend at least five hours every day training with other Peace Corps volunteers on language skills; but when I get home, … Continue reading It’s all in a name