Category Archives: VIA's Indonesia Program

A Day in the Life of a VIA Fellow

Last year’s cohort of fellows wanted to share their experiences in Asia. Check out the videos below to experience a bit of life in Asia. Fellow Country Post/ Video Grace Kistler-Fair Indonesia Gadjah Mada University Karen Schousboe Myanmar International Rescue … Continue reading

Ten Reasons I Volunteered with VIA for Another Year

Chrissy Megariotis reflects on what made her decide to stay with VIA in Indonesia for a second year. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Before getting to my post in 2011, I had an inkling I’d stay in Indonesia for two years. I knew from … Continue reading

Cookstoves & Social Enterprise in Indonesia

Maura Lillis, a 2nd year Indonesia volunteer at YDD, describes the effects of international technology initiatives on her time in the field, and explains the type of work she’s doing in Bali. ———————————————————————————————————- Greetings from my new home in Denpasar, … Continue reading

Culture Shock at a Heavy Metal Concert in Indonesia

Grace Kistler-Fair, one of our Indonesia volunteers in Surakarta, describes an incident of culture shock at a heavy metal concert with fellow VIA vol Michael Paul. ———————————————————————————————————- Since arriving in Indonesia, I have been pleasantly surprised at the relative ease … Continue reading

Getting Acquainted with the Cycling Culture in Yogyakarta

Rowena Sace, a new Indonesia vol, describes her experiences learning her way around Yogyakarta on a bicycle. ——————————————————————————————————— Earlier in July, I was in Seattle, reading a blog entry from Jill Ferraro and Kim Yaeger. They described a bicycle trip … Continue reading