Visiting Scholar Spotlight: Faisal Mustafa

“Faisal is such an enthusiastic person. He’s excited about everything in Oberlin. He wants to learn and discover new things at every turn in life.” -- Louise Edwards, Shansi Returned Fellow This year Shansi House is home to Faisal Mustafa, a visiting scholar hailing from Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Faisal and is an integral part of the Banda Aceh program for years, having supported numerous fellows, and now has a fellowship here at Oberlin himself. With an undergraduate degree in Education from Syiah Kuala University, and a Masters in Linguistics from University of Manchester, Faisal is most interested in the intersection of those two studies: how language is taught. Here in Oberlin, he plans to

Instagram Takeover - Shansi Fellow Style

The fellows are taking over!! For the next several weeks, our Shansi Fellows in the field will be in control of our Instagram account. See snapshots of their lives in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. They'll be coming to you with #nofilter. This week, Olivia Hay, our Fellow at Lady Doak College in Madurai taking the helm. Check it out her posts and follow us!

Shansi Deadlines

Attention Oberlin Students! Please note the following deadlines. In-Asia Grants applications are due on Friday, October 19th @4:30pm. Fellowship applications are due on Monday, October 29th @4:30pm. The first round of the Independent Fellowship application is also due on Monday, October 29th @ @4:30pm. If you have any questions, please stop by the office or email Ted Samuel, Deputy Director (

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