My name is Christina. I am a former Fulbright Fellow to Indonesia from Lexington, Massachusetts. I graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory in May 2010, where I earned my B.A. in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, and my B.Mus. in Vocal Performance. I am constantly seeking opportunities to travel, and hope to find a career that will take me all over the world.
From September 2010 – May 2011, I taught English to 10th and 11th grade students at MAN Limboto, an Islamic public school in the town of Limboto, in the province of Gorontalo, in northern Sulawesi. From September to November 2011 I taught English to children at Peduli Anak, an NGO near Mataram that provides education and job training to former street children on the island of Lombok. My time in Indonesia inspired me to look for further opportunities to create community in seemingly far away places. My blog in Indonesia can be found here. One of the experiences that led me to seek an international career was my time in Eguafo, Ghana for 6 weeks over Winter Term with some fantastic Oberlin students in January 2009 volunteering at Sankofa Children’s Home.
In this blog, in addition to talking about my experiences in India and the time leading up to it (i.e. in my summer language program), I hope to post content that will inform others about the variety and beauty of the culture, history, politics and language of all the countries I visit.
Photo courtesy of Veronica C.