Calves, Legs, and Ankles, Oh my!

Guest Article Written by Christine ButchkoVillanova UniversityFor 72 hours, my calves were a trending topic. Two separate calf-exposing incidents plus my incredulity served as a reminder of the beauties and frustrations that come from cultural exchange. It all started with a poetry slam I was organizing for the students for Resource Room week. Perched on … Continue reading Calves, Legs, and Ankles, Oh my!

The Hats We Wear

Guest Article by Kayla SweeneyWestern Kentucky University I’m convinced months have fewer days here in Malaysia, although the hours sometimes pass like a humid, slow-motion film. There is much I cannot form into words yet. The constant but slow processing that happens as we learn from the students in front of us, the mountains stretched … Continue reading The Hats We Wear

Sister // Outsider

Guest Article by Joanne Chern Scripps College Joanne "free-styling" with the drama team   The thing that nobody really wants to admit, even within the cohort, is that being an ETA can be an intensely lonely experience. It’s a natural part of the ETA job – you cannot feel lonely if you do not feel invested, … Continue reading Sister // Outsider

Boom Lah!

Guest Article by Anna Santoleri Harvard University The Kota Belud futsol team On December 21st, 2014, I decided that I could no longer call myself a soccer player. Yes, soccer had been one of the most defining parts of my identity since I was 7. It was how I spent my summers, my weekends, and … Continue reading Boom Lah!

Say Yes to Everything

Guest Article by Samuel Schleipman Bates College The moment of arrival is one you never forget, because there are few moments when your future crystallizes as sharply as the first time you step into your new home. For months I had been wondering about the town I would be living in, the comfort of my … Continue reading Say Yes to Everything