Rachel's Journey to Malaysia

Current Location

Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

Join me on my journey to Bintulu, Malaysia! I am serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at SMK Bintulu, a school in a small town in Sarawak, Malaysia.


Vacation time! This week was a school holiday similar to spring break back in the U.S. The students just finished up their exams and had a chance to rest before jumping back into their school work.


Before we start our adventure together, let me tell you a little about who I am, where I'm from and how I came to be teaching English on the Malaysian island of Borneo this year.

Field Notes

Ramadan Mubarak (roughly, "Happy Ramadan!") to everyone who celebrates! I learned a lot about this month of fasting by Muslim students and their families, and visited the amazing Ramadan Bazaar.


The SMK Bintulu lacrosse team is the first lacrosse team in all of Sarawak, Malaysia! Meet some of the athletes making history.