We have been tethered together by forces beyond our comprehension for the last 3 months. We have gathered in spaces of discomfort, laughter, growth and vulnerability. Through careful examination of our own individual experience and relationship with Indonesia, a not so unfamiliar place any more, we have challenged the way we perceive and move through this world. Our stories no longer unknown to one another, with this chapter intersecting at a pivotal point in our existence.
We would like to share our thanks to every single person, place and community we have had the gift of meeting. Your never ending warmth has been received with humble appreciation – and for this we are infinitely grateful.
A note from instructors: The students have boarded their flights, heading in many directions! Thank you to each family back home, who have supported your child in this journey. It was not an easy one, to face big questions that are left unanswered now more than ever. We thank you for your patience as he/she returns home and transitions to life back in the U.S. (or independent travel!).