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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 →

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 →

Ariana Maragh – Blog 1: Introductory Blog

Greetings from Victoria and welcome to my first blog! My fellow CAPI intern, Erin, has interviewed me on my upcoming placement in South Africa. Please listen to the podcast to find what I am looking forward to, what I hope… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 1: Fellow Intern Interview

Hello all! For my first post, I had a brief interview with fellow intern Jess MacIver. Click the file to hear about hear about her upcoming placement in South Africa working for an organization called Ukulapha, along with some of… Continue Reading →

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