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Ratana Ly – Blog 3: Fieldwork journey: Construction sector

Today is a warm, summer day in Victoria. Looking out my room’s window, small birds sometimes fly from one tree branch to another, making chirping noises. It is a calm environment to review and reflect on my fieldwork in Cambodia… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

While writing this letter to a potential intern, it is difficult to reflect and put into words the relationships, experiences and shifts in identity that I have undergone. The support from the CAPI team as well as the learning and… Continue Reading →

Ariana Maragh – Blog 3: CAPI Cribs Episode 2

Hey again! It’s me! Your pal Ariana! Back again with another episode of CAPI Cribs! The location this time? Cape Town, baby! We decided to take a roadtrip down the coast of South Africa to Cape Town during our July… Continue Reading →

Jess MacIver – Blog 3: A roadtrip is always a good idea… right?

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in again! As Canada cools and pumpkin patch pictures start to appear on social media, down here in South Africa we are heading into our sunny spring (although at times it definitely feels more like… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear future intern, Welcome! Take a deep deep breath in through your nose, expanding your lungs fully (imagine your brain cells getting oxygenated and your red blood cells delivering hemoglobin all over your body), hold it for 5 seconds, and… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 7/2: Remember when

Remember when you went abroad the first time 2007, 17, all gangly limbs and good intentions Remember when you went abroad the second time 2010, 21, all senior swagger and an eye on leaving university behind Remember when you went… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern: The time has come, and you have found yourself reading this blog post, perhaps digging through everyone else’s as well. If you have your interview soon, I wish you good luck! And if you have been chosen… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Hello! congratulations to you all, super exciting times ahead! I hope you are feeling all the feels and looking forward to your journey.  I want to start by saying that it is natural to form pre-constructed ideas about your placement… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Congratulations! I welcome you to embrace everything that comes at you with an open heart and an open mind. The entire experience – the application process, the interview, pre-departure training, in some ways even the internship – will begin and… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

If I could sum up my internship in a word…. Well, I wouldn’t. Even if there were a word to describe the learning, the struggles, the joy and the hardship I experienced over the last seven months, it wouldn’t be… Continue Reading →

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