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Mackenzie Martin – Blog 2: Lessons in Language

I have been in Kuala Lumpur one month. In these four weeks I’ve visited the Batu Caves, spent a day in Melaka, began volunteering at the SPCA, and started work as Program Assistant at the Malaysian Social Research Institute. The… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog 2: Barriers and Discoveries

Before coming to Japan, my goal for this trip was to explore the cultural differences between Japan and Canada, and to investigate the philosophical undercurrents that are connected to such differences.  Having learnt some Japanese, and found it fascinating, I… Continue Reading →

Alanya Dhalla – Blog 2: Settling into a new life…

With the blink of an eye an entire month here in Bangkok has flown by! I knew this experience would bring with it enormous personal growth but it was hard to fathom exactly what life would really be like before… Continue Reading →

Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 2: “Hakuna Matata” or “Ayikho Inkinga”

Prior to contemplating my involvement with CAPI, I found that I had created a lifestyle and routine that I was extremely comfortable with. I had lived in Victoria for nearly four years and fallen in love with both the city… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 2: Expressions of Environmental Activism

It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month!  In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 2: Generosity and Resiliency: Lessons from the Township Children

“How is Africa? How is work going?” When people ask me these questions I find it impossible to know how to answer because I can’t choose just one story. Any story I share can’t possibly represent my experiences here because… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 2: The art of letting go

Since mid-May, I have been living in New Delhi, India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as an intern. It’s hard to believe a whole month has passed; I can easily imagine that 5 months from… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 2: “Becoming Free”: Learning, Unlearning, and Rethinking Myself

In starting to write this blog, I wasn’t really sure where to begin. In fact, I still don’t really know if this is where I should begin. Truthfully, since coming to Delhi, every bit of my stream of consciousness has… Continue Reading →

Supriya Routh – Blog 1: Of Groceries and Discounts

The Indian-Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters once suggested to his North American audience that unless they visit India each of their five senses would never have been fully utilized. Although he did not mean this sermon as praise, once I… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 1: Here we go!

In preparing for our upcoming departure, my fellow CAPI intern Alanya sat down to chat briefly with me about my upcoming placement working with PRIA in India. We just finished up a week of pre-departure training with CAPI, which has… Continue Reading →

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