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Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda – Blog 4: Exploring Kansai

This month, I used my accumulated overtime and compensatory time off to carve out some time to explore the Kansai area to the fullest. My sister and mother, who had never been to Kansai, were able to join me for… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 4: Navigating Belonging

The other day, my friend sent me a text asking me to send him pictures of things around Kuala Lumpur that were different from home. I walked around my neighbourhood for a while, going into stores, stopping at different stalls… Continue Reading →

Rowan Froese – Blog 3: Dear Future KSDC Intern

Dear Future Intern, Congratulations! If you’re reading this, and you have been selected to teach in the Thai-Myanmar borderlands, you are in for it. Working as a teacher at KSDC school will require the best version of yourself; this position… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

Caleb Catto – Blog 5: Dear Future Interns

Malaysia’s hot, like bloody HOT, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be sweaty, hot, and uncomfortable all of the time. I’m a mountain kid from the Rockies, where the air is cool and dry. Polar opposites of the humid… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Car – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

“Six months will fly by!” everyone seemed to be telling me when I disclosed how long I would be moving to Bangkok, Thailand for.  Yeah, yeah, sure it will, I thought. I’ve got six whole months. I can take Thai… Continue Reading →

Russell Chiong – Blog 3: Rokko Zenzan Jyusou

During my first few weeks in Kobe, I was struck by the beauty of the mountains, especially when passing through them each day during my commute to and from the office. In some ways, the mountains made the city feel… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 4: Home is where you say it is

Where are you from? Is a question we like to ask others to learn more about them or, if they look different than us, to learn why they are really here.  For some, like myself, this question is easy to… Continue Reading →

Russell Chiong – Blog 2: Nighttime snapshots

One thing that I didn’t realize before coming to Japan was the non-observance of daylight saving time. Even in September, the sun would set well before 6pm, giving the city a different, night-time feel on my commutes home across the… Continue Reading →

Keiran Ellis – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, Congratulations! You have a wealth of amazing experiences that await you abroad, wherever you may go! Below, I have attached five pieces of advice from my experience in Jakarta. I wish you all the best and good… Continue Reading →

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