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Ratana Ly – Blog 1: Spiritual beliefs and Cambodia

I revisited my spiritual beliefs during the fieldwork in Cambodia last summer. Shortly before I took the bus alone from the capital to Kratie province to conduct the fieldwork, a friend attempted to amuse me with a “real” ghost tale…. Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, Each time I’ve sat down to write this final blog post, I haven’t been able to find the words to finish the sentences I start.   I wish I could express the thoughts and feelings inspired my… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 3: From Here to There and Here Again: Contrasts, Intersections, and Gol Guppa

Confusion. Challenges. Happiness. Connection. Consuming culture. (Un)learning. Relearning. Humility. Confidence. Excitement. Exhaustion. Laughter (often at myself, or at our Google-translate mediated conversations). Silence. Dancing. Sitting. Frustration. Joy. It has been 4 months since I moved from the quaint city of… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 3: Asia-Afrika and the “Spirit of Bandung”

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2nd Biennial International Conference on International Relations & 12th Congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association 2018 (lets just call it ICON-IR 2018). It was definitely a highlight… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 2: Home-making and Settling in

The city of Yokohama, where I will be based for the entirety of my internship, is one of the most international cities in Japan. It is known as a trade and business centre located near Tokyo. CITYNET’s office is in… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, You’re about to embark on what will be, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most intense experiences that you will ever have.  So it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little nervous, or a little scared. … Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern: It was not too long ago that I was in your place. Months have passed like minutes and I can vividly recall feeling a tornado of emotions spinning within me. I was excited about the new journey… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 3: Navigating the ethics of research

Here in Ajmer, Rajasthan (in case you read my last blog- ironically the plans did change again) the weeks have begun disappearing before my eyes just as I am finally starting to settle into a routine. The sights, smells, tastes, and… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng – Blog 1: Arriving in Victoria from the sunny island of Singapore

I am 2 weeks into my time at Victoria, and it’s been a pleasant surprise in so many ways. One of the very first things I checked out was Chinatown, and I cannot be more glad that my favourite foods… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 3: A Few Ramblings

The most inspiring thing I have found in my almost four months of being here is the patchwork quilt of community that I have somehow been woven into at the MSRI school. Opening the door to that small stairway I… Continue Reading →

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