You all know that I'm going to Indonesia (except maybe Steve). What you may not know is what I'll be doing there or exactly where Java or Semarang are located.
In February, After a long application process and much waiting, I was accepted into the Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) program. This program sends college graduates to various schools throughout Indonesia to be assistant English teachers. From what I've gathered, my role is to sort of fill in the gaps and assist with the cultural underpinnings of English. My placement is an Islamic Boarding school called Madrasah Aliyah Negeri in Semerang, a city on the north coast of Central Java. Before I head off to my sight, i'll be spending roughly a month in Bandung (a city in western Java), where I'll receive teacher training and Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) lessons.
Here are a few maps/links to get you oriented on where i'll be.
Here's a map of Java
Here's a photo of Semarang
And here's a link to the Semarang wikipedia page.
More to come soon!