As part of the Fulbright Program in Indonesia, I will work as an English teaching assistant, learn about my host community, develop fluency in Indonesian, and contribute to community-building efforts at my host school. I am very grateful for this opportunity which will allow me to develop a greater understanding of and appreciation for Indonesia and my host community. At the same time, I will help students achieve greater English proficiency, which they can use later in their studies and careers. Language and education--two of the most important ways through which people can come to understand each other, regardless of nationality--are crucial to supporting more peaceful relationships, both internationally and domestically. As I share my appreciation for the English language, I will also learn from my host community. I hope that by working as a teaching assistant, I will support my host community's efforts to further the Fulbright Program's goal of promoting international understanding and cooperation while gaining valuable experience to allow me to continue that mission after returning to the US.