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Erin Spence – Blog 3: Eat the Fruit

Two months have passed. Everything about my weekdays are steeped in familiarity now. The same trainers greet me every day as I sweatily climb the stairs at the pool, the cheap apples are always tucked in the same corner of… Continue Reading →

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 →

Olvie Li – Blog 2.1: Podcast

Hello – Have a listen to my podcast as part of my second blog post. In this post I talk about adapting and easing into my New Delhi life.

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 →

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 →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hello everyone! Thank you for looking at my blog! We are getting close to our departure dates and we are feeling a mix of emotions. Below I have shared some of my thoughts regarding what I am looking most forward… Continue Reading →

Olvie Li – Blog 1: Introductory Podcast – Delhi, India

Hi fellow followers! Today, Jacob Derksen, who was a CAPI intern in 2018 to Indonesia, sat down with me and interviewed me for my first CAPI podcast. This is the first step to “a journey of a thousand miles”. I… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 1: Pre-Jakarta excitement!

Hey listeners! Maeve Milligan, also coming to Jakarta (see her interview here: http://capiblog.ca/2019/04/27/maeve-milligan-blog-post-1-introductory-podcast/), asks me a few questions about CAPI, working with the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies and the placement. Tune in for a brief chat and some info… Continue Reading →

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