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Ainslee Arthurs – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern: It was not too long ago that I was in your place. Months have passed like minutes and I can vividly recall feeling a tornado of emotions spinning within me. I was excited about the new journey… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 3: Navigating the ethics of research

Here in Ajmer, Rajasthan (in case you read my last blog- ironically the plans did change again) the weeks have begun disappearing before my eyes just as I am finally starting to settle into a routine. The sights, smells, tastes, and… Continue Reading →

Nima Dorji – Blog 1: From the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to Victoria

While I was trying to write this blog post, on the one part, I was actively following the third round of Bhutan’s national election that is underway marking ten years of successful democracy in Bhutan. On the other part, I… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 3: Multiculturalism at KSDC

It’s hard to believe that I’m already halfway through my internship here in rural Thailand. Recently, I’ve been contemplating the experiences that I’ve had at KSDC a lot. There’s so much to talk about, but there’s one particular subject that… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 3: But like, where you really from?

What does it mean to go home when home is a place you’ve never been? To see, speak, shop, eat, and be in ways that affirm your Otherness as welcome in a way Home never could, or never has?  I’ve… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 4: Environmental Justice is a Slow Process

Due to tightening environmental regulations in the United States, a thermometer factory owned by Chesebrough Pond’s Inc. was exported from the U.S. to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1983. Unilever’s subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, acquired the factory in 1986.  In 2001,… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 4: “Think of Me when the sun goes down and I will think of You”

For the past week I’ve been staying in a rented house near South Africa’s Kruger National Park with my family. Our brick house has a thatched roof and is surrounded by African bush, home to many wild animals, and dense… Continue Reading →

Liam Marshall – Blog Post 4: Work and Hard Work

I haven’t yet talked about who I work for, and what it is that I do for them.  So the first bit of this blog post will be an introduction to my host organization, CITYNET. Strictly speaking, my host organization… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 1: Preparing for Japan!

I have 20 more days till I leave for Japan, I’m so excited I’m basically packed to go but there are a million thoughts in my head, and seemingly even more little things to get done. After three years of… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 5: Dear future Intern…

Dear Future Intern… When you tell people about your upcoming adventure, you’ll get a lot of the same responses, like “Wow, that is going to be an amazing experience” or “You are going to be a changed person when you… Continue Reading →

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