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Erin Spence – Blog 2: Laying Down Roots

It has been a whole month and a half since I came to Yokohama, and I am absolutely smitten. One of the most significant outcomes of this first month was a realization of my own resilience, both professionally and personally…. Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 2: Adapting to Find Comfort in the Discomfort

On May 6th, I was sitting in my Mother’s living room watching the Bangkok episode of Netflix’s “Street Food” and drooling over all the nomz that would soon grace my tastebuds. With a month full of exams, vaccinations, and packing… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 2.1: Podcast

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 2: In the Heat of Indonesia

Jakarta. Big City, busy streets and enthusiastic people. Having only been here for a month and a half, I feel that the rest of the five months pass me by in a heartbeat. A lot of things here are new… Continue Reading →

Tracy Hampton – Blog 2: Climate Change, Migration and Conflict

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be about 140 million climate migrants. As the average temperature increases and the sea levels rise, coastal cities and communities will no longer be liveable and the frequency and intensity of drought… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 2: Come What May…. Cameras, Cats, and Ayam Bakar

What to write, ah, what to write? How does one go about summing up their experiences working in a foreign country in a blog post? Should I talk about the heat, how the air-conditioner at work only kind of works… Continue Reading →

Hayley Dwyer – Blog 2: The use of language

  Under Malaysia law, refugees and asylum seekers are considered “illegal” immigrants and are subject to arrest, detention, prosecution, whipping and deportation. Their illegal status puts them in a position where they are unable to access health care services, education,… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 2: Rituals, Relationships, Restrictions

“Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local” – Taiye Selasi. (According to Taiye Selasi, locality translates into: “your rituals, relationships, restrictions”. In other words, your daily routine, the people closest to you, and external or internal… Continue Reading →

Selina Powszedny – Blog 2: The Ants Go Marching

I have been living in Malaysia for three weeks now! The other two girls from UVic, Hayley and Tracy, and I have found and settled into a modest three bedroom apartment. Our apartment has a gorgeous view overlooking downtown Kuala… Continue Reading →

Lynn Ng Yu Ling – Blog 3: Finishing up the hectic term…

Intense mixed feelings are boiling up as I realise that this hectic term is coming to an end. I have had the pleasure of making many wonderful friends and enjoying fruitful learning experiences, which contribute to making me a more… Continue Reading →

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