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!
Guest Article by Jonathan Christensen St. Olaf College Ultimate Frisbee, or just Ultimate, is a new sport still foreign to most Americans. In it, teams of seven compete on a football size field to move the frisbee, or disc, into the opposing team’s end zone. As a self-officiated sport, where the players are their own … Continue reading Flying Saucer Lessons: Teaching English and Ultimate Frisbee in Malaysia
Guest Article by Kate Wiley Scripps College At the beginning of my Fulbright journey, back in October of 2011, I wracked my brain for a way to share American culture with my Malaysian students in a fun and meaningful way. It was suggested to me that I share uniquely American traditions or holidays, such … Continue reading Sharing Culture Through Sports
Guest Article by Julie P. Meadows Texas Tech University It’s a heated volleyball match. The late afternoon sun is still blazing down on the court. The ball is served right to me, and just as I reach my arms out the player behind me shouts, “Mine! Mine! Mine!” So I take a step back and … Continue reading Not Mine?
by Nazeeha Jawahir University of Kentucky Siti, Najwa, Anis, and Manisah live just a few hundred meters from the ocean, but they do not know how to swim. Like many students from my school, SK Seberang Takir, they had never even stepped foot inside a swimming pool before. My time as an ETA has been … Continue reading Guest Article: Teacher is an Angry Bird: Teaching Primary school in Malaysia