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Becoming Part Of The Family: Reflections on a Semester in Bali

Maya Volk
January 27
Filed under From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

When I think about the start of my semester abroad, I'm immediately taken back to when I first stepped off the airplane at the Jakarta International Airport - not my final destination, but the first time I thought to myself "Wow, this is different." I already had layovers in two other international ai...

ISP Reflections: Part 2

Maya Volk
January 13
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

Although my last post promised a follow-up on how my ISP ended, as you may notice I've taken a little longer to post again. I'm not sure if I'm even technically allowed to keep posting as I have returned from being abroad, but after trying multiple time to write this post and failing, I realized th...

ISP Reflections: Part 1

Maya Volk
December 20
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

Greetings blog followers! Due to a busy schedule and broken computer, I was unable to post this blog when I first wrote it. However, both of these problems have since been solved, and although my program has ended, I will be posting my last few posts over the next few days. First, I'm going to travel...

Climb Every Mountain…Or Just One Volcano

Maya Volk
November 30
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

As promised, here is a recap of the second half of my weeklong excursion, this part featuring adventures in North Bali. As you first read this entry the title may seem misleading, although I can assure you that I did in fact climb a volcano...I just did some other things first. But keep reading on...

Amidst The Rice Fields

Maya Volk
November 19
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia, Off-Campus Blogs

We arrived at the village by foot,  which was perhaps the most practical way given the amount of potholes in the somewhat-paved road that were not quite catered for a four wheeled vehicle full of college students. In retrospect it also seemed like the most appropriate way to start our short stay in...

Jalan-jalan ke Java

Maya Volk
October 17
Filed under BLOGS, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Hello blog readers! I hope you all haven't started to think that I was eaten by a giant gecko (tokek) or chicken (ayam) or duck (bebek) or mosquito (nyamok), because I'm very much alive and well in Bali. I have been back from Java for about a week and a half, but in that time I have taken two mid...

Hari-Hari Saya Di Bali: My Days in Bali

Maya Volk
September 29
Filed under From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Salamat pagi! Saya sekarang di Jawa! Saya tiba di Jawa di senin dengan teman-teman saya dan guru-guru saya. Saya rindu Ibu dan rumah saya di Bali, tapi saya suka keluarga saya di Jawa juga. Saya punya Ibu, Bapak, dan satu adik laki-laki. Di rumah saya di Jawa, saya mononton televisi, makan malam, dan...

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off

Week one: Surviving the Drop-Off

Maya Volk
September 15
Filed under From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Note: This post was written a few days ago, but with finicky internet it's only getting posted now. My apologies! Hello readers! After being in Bali for a week, I have so much to write about! Each morning at the puri I wake up at sunrise, thanks to a call to prayer (Hindu version, stolen from the Mu...

Bali or Bust!

Maya Volk
August 30
Filed under From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Greetings blog readers! My name is Maya and I've volunteered to document my adventures as I study abroad in Indonesia (specifically on Bali) this fall semester. I am a rising junior studying sociology and psychology, but I also love to read, write, and hang out with my wonderful friends both at home...

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