About

The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

Since arriving in Indonesia, I’ve lived with 2 host families, climbed 4 mountains, visited dozens of schools, taught hundreds of students, and shaken innumerable hands. But the numbers aren’t even the half of it.

My name is Cait Hakala and I’m a proud native of Tinley Park, Illinois. I graduated with a B.A. in Comparative Literary Studies and a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University in June of 2013. I joined the Peace Corps and began serving as a Secondary Education English teacher in a public high school in East Java in March 2014.

“When you reach the little house, the place your journey started, you will recognize it, although it will seem much smaller than you remember.”
Neil Gaiman,  Instructions
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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Cait, someone forwarded me the link to your postings, especially about your sexual assault. You are a very brave and impressive woman. I salute you. John, RPCV, Mauritania, 1983-1985.

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