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Students in a long tail boat in Indonesia. Photo by Aaron Slosberg, Indonesia Semester.

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Sampai Jumpa Lagi!

Indonesia Instructor Team, Participant

We have been tethered together by forces beyond our comprehension for the last 3 months. We have gathered in spaces of discomfort, laughter, growth and vulnerability. Through careful examination of our own individual experience and relationship with......Read More


Closure Yak

Anna Hartzell and Nina Lissarrague, Participant

During transference we were asked to write what we had learned from our three months in Indonesia. Rather than focusing on the more academic lessons we learned, this exercise drew attention towards our emotional changes. So in closure we would like......Read More


Mama Kalong: Voices of the Tides

Romina Beltrán Lazo, Participant

Yak of the Week

The first time I walked into that stilted house, right in the corner of the floating village, north and east in conjunction before the horizon of the sea, I had a feeling that the stories that rested inside the bamboo walls would change and distort......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation


The Power of Language

Anna Harris, Participant

One morning during X-phase I sauntered down to the dining area where Jeremy was managing away at his computer. “Apa Kabar, Jeremy?” I asked. “Baik” he replied, tousling his frosted tips. Language is such a beautiful thing. Jer is one of the......Read More