Living On the Other Side: Indonesia

Fulbright Scholar's First Hand Experience in Indonesia. This is NOT an official U.S. Department of State website, and the views and information presented here are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State. (Photo below: Borobudur Temples, one of the seven wonders of the world.)



Bio: As a scholar and first-generation Haitian American, Jay Celin has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Indonesia for an English Teaching Assistantship. This grant was awarded by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for 2014-2015. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Celin will live in indonesia for about 10 months as a cultural exchange ambassador and English Teacher Assistant. Her duties are, but not limited to, learning about the Indonesian way of life, sharing America's beliefs with her students and counterparts, and being an active agent in my community to bridge the cultural gap of understanding between both groups. Celin will be stationed in Kupang after completing two weeks of orientation comprised of attending an intensive Indonesian Language course, learning about Fulbright's objectives, and bonding with her new 34 American allies. The view expressed in this blog is solely Jay Celin's. If you have any personal inquires or comments please fill free to contact her via e-mail ( . All dialogues are encouraged 🙂 Enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks. All your pictures & thoughts are great to have.


  2. Thanks, Jay. I love this!


  3. Enjoy reading your thoughts!!!


  4. You crack me up! I miss you! Keep the stories coming.


  5. Hello Jay, this is the first ever blog I have left a comment on. Thanks for writing. I wish you would write more 🙂 I am a Oregonian from the USA , I was recently in Kupung and can’t seem to get the city out of my head and heart. I’d love to hear more . Thanks for sharing and great pictures.


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