While I thought I was sufficiently well equipped to handle the majority of the Indonesian that would be thrown at me “in the field,” I soon realized that the art of Indonesian small talk—something I now consider the most fundamental aspect of speaking the language—was something that I had yet to master.
I focused on maternal health during my semester abroad with IHP, and much of my current path is built on what I started learning then.
Right now I am sitting in Dr. Zhang’s tenth story apartment in Kunming.
SIT Study Abroad congratulates Divya Bhatia, the newest recipient of the Alice Rowan Swanson Fellowship, which returns alumni of our programs to their host countries to conduct human rights projects.
SIT Study Abroad congratulates Shavonne Stanek, alumna of SIT’s Tanzania: Zanzibar—Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management program, for being awarded The Forum on Education Abroad’s 2015 Undergraduate Research Award.
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