Be Subject To One Another

There’s a great episode of The West Wing where President Bartlet is on a beautiful Sorkin-bender talking about a church service he just attended, rambling beautifully, “Saint Paul begins the passage: ‘Be subject to one another out of reverence to Christ.’ Be subject to one another! In this day and age of 24-hour cable crap, [...]

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Travel and Culture in Indonesia

Throughout my time on the USINDO Summer Studies Program, I have been able to witness Indonesian culture take many forms. My fellow participants and I have traveled to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali, Makassar, Gili, and many more islands that display the vast diversity that this country has to offer. Di Yogyakarta, saya pergi ke banyak tempat [...]

Learning Indonesian Has Been Incredibly Enriching

I was raised in an English-speaking household. In junior high, I learned some Spanish from the Mexican and Hispanic children who I would hang out with after school. I took my first Spanish class in High School, and had an opportunity to use Spanish to help a roommate, Eduardo, practice English during college. I wouldn’t [...]