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Selamat Jalan!!!

Kate Randall, Participant

Hello GEBG Indonesia 2018! I wanted to wish you all well on your trip this summer. I find myself thinking about Indonesia a lot right now. It’s such an amazing place. So many things about this trip have stayed with me and I have kept in touch......Read More

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The importance of teaching tolerance

Jenn, Participant

I teach contemporary global issues to freshmen. Throughout the course, we cover sensitive topics ranging from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to nuclear proliferation. For many young students, they arrive with a pretty set idea of where they fall......Read More

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Diversity and Dialogue

Kelly Sherwin, Participant

Femke, your Yak post touched on so much of what I believe, wonder, and hope to unearth for my students. To echo your thoughts about the burden on us as educators to cultivate certain dispositions in our students, I am reminded of a NYT op-ed from......Read More

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Revise your expectations

Jeff Smith, Participant

When I was a kid, I remember accusing my neighbor of stealing my sled. I was so sure! Then when Spring came, and the snow melted away, there it was emerging from a drift, and I was ashamed. I had been wrong. When I read these articles about......Read More

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Teaching Diversity

Femke Côté, Participant

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly......Read More

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Global Scholar In Residence

Manjula Salomon, Participant

Selamat siang teman teman, Saya Manjula dan tinggal di Indonesia untuk 20 tahun tahun. Ok I’ve Lived in Indonesia for 20 years. I was fortunate enough to arrive in 1985 and I evacuated, with my family,with the Dutch Embassy, when Suharto fell.......Read More

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Sarah’s introduction

Sarah, Participant

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” I would not say that I’m the adventuresome type who wants to lose herself. I’m organized, cautious, risk averse. But there’s something about being in......Read More

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Updated Packing List

Jamie Persons, Participant

Hello all, Here is your new and improved packing list! Also, please note: – You will NOT need to bring your own mosquito net. We will have them ready for you when you arrive. – You are more than welcome to bring electronics as needed to......Read More

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Our Itinerary

Matt Colaciello, Participant

Hi Everyone! It was great to digitally make your acquaintance during our webinar last week. Jamie and I are so looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Here, as promised, is an updated version of our daily itinerary. You’ll notice......Read More

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An introduction. Better late than never?

Sandra Haddock, Participant

“There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. – Santayana” This passage from “Why We Travel” struck home for me. Not only......Read More

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Have a great time!

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

Hello! I was a part of the excellent group of educators who travelled to Indonesia last summer and I have to agree with Stef and Mike. This is an excellent chance to learn from others, immerse in a culture and grow as a person. I wish you all the......Read More

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Jenny P’s (rather late) Introduction!

Jennifer Pelletier, Participant

“Yet one of the subtler beauties of travel is that it enables you to bring new eyes to the people you encounter. Thus even as holidays help you appreciate your own home more — not least by seeing it through a distant admirer’s eyes — they......Read More