English Language Fellow Moriah M. Kent noticed her students and faculty were passionate about both traditional and modern dancing, so she suggested that the English Department hold a school dance with a “Batik Nights” theme. The English Department invited everyone at Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya (UNIPA) and held the dance in conjunction with an exhibition of country diagrams, a project from the Cross Cultural Understanding class for 8th semester students.

When participants entered the dance room, they were greeted by a display of diagrams showcasing different countries and their characteristics. The scene was made festive by batik decorations, a large banner with “Batik Nights” strung up in the background, and sparkling lights. Faculty and students came together and danced a Bollywood routine, the Cha Cha, and learned some Square Dancing.  Overall, the event was a success, and participants left looking forward to future dances.  

Related Stories

Fellow Elizabeth Plummer Makes an Impact as an Educational Technology Trainer in South Africa

Based in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, English Language Fellow Elizabeth Plummer supports teacher professional development in technology at University of Witwatersrand’s Hub for Multilingual Languages and Literacies (HuMEL). Discover Plummer’s life as a Fellow as she manages a language laboratory, leads professional programs for local teachers, and mentors student researchers conducting projects in…

Fellow Bret Vlazny Fosters English as Diplomacy in Ramallah, West Bank

Based in Ramallah, West Bank, English Language Fellow Bret Vlazny is a cultural ambassador and visiting lecturer at Al-Quds Open University. Vlazny's placement has taken him throughout the region visiting university branches from Jenin to Hebron. Discover Vlazny's life as a Fellow as he introduces strategies for integrating classroom technology, delivers blended learning training for…

Follow Us on Twitter


Flashback to former #ELFellow Jennifer Miller in #Myanmar. Outside of the classroom, Jennifer got her hands dirty l… https://t.co/dWZVrM6fGc

2 days ago