By Cynthia Miranda
Tables and tents were set up in front of the tower at the University of Texas at Austin, and students chattered excitedly in anticipation. On the stairs leading up to the campus landmark were large letters that spelled out "Khatulistiwa," announcing the celebration on Nov. 11.
The festival titled Khatulistiwa: Made in Indonesia was organized to get people excited about Indonesian culture.
Khatulistiwa means "equator" in Indonesian, which is fitting for its location on the map, said Stephanie Adeline, vice president of the Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia Seluruh Amerika Serikat, or PERMIAS. The name translates to Organization of Indonesian Students in the United States.