An ETA’s First Week at Site

Every ETA has a unique experience. From country to country and year to year, ETAs have vastly different experiences. There is even a range of experiences for ETAs in the same country, during the same year. This is especially true for the cohorts in the incredibly diverse country of Indonesia. Therefore, this post will not capture what it is like to be an ETA in Indonesia, rather it will attempt to capture some of my personal experiences from the first week as an ETA at SMA 2 Payakumbuh in 2019.

A Video To Be Proud Of

– By Ian Morse, ETA in Gorontalo – I pushed and pushed through May to get a video project done. My teaching hours dwindled, and I had a lot more time to spend with students. I didn’t want to squander my last month with my students, so we assembled as an English club and wrote…