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Kaylin Arason – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern, It’s All About Gratitude

Dear future intern, Wowza. The past few weeks have been full of cold feet (literally), adjusting and re-adjusting, and reflecting on new and old understandings of home, time, the meaning of place, and embodiment.  Being back in Victoria feels like… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Its hard to believe that its been a whole year since I was in your place. I still remember the whole process so clearly: reading past intern’s blogs, writing my application, nervously preparing for my interviews, and the total excitement… Continue Reading →

Selina Powszedny – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern/risk-taker/food-eater/traveler/ongoing-learner/stray-cat-petter/friend-out-of-stranger-maker, To be honest, before leaving Canada, I did not put excessive thought into the internship and living in Malaysia. I was busy writing papers for classes, working, and spending time with friends before we parted ways for… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood – Blog 4: Japan brings me Joy

Three months down—one to go. It feels like time has flown by, yet it also feels as though I haven’t been here for long at all. I’m already plotting my return to Japan in the future, as I’ve barely gotten… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 4: Dear Future Intern… some placement hacks for you

Dear future intern…If you haven’t yet applied, do so. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to work and live abroad in a conscious manner while being supported by an incredible community of peers and mentors. If you have applied and succeeded (congrats),… Continue Reading →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 4: The Power of Human Connection

 As I’m sitting in my hostel in Taiwan reflecting my last few months and my incredibly short time left, there are so many experiences, memories, challenges, and feelings overwhelming me for the first time. Between teaching, my own schooling, hanging… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood — Blog 3: Food and Food for Thought

Much has happened in the two months I’ve been in Japan. I’ve made friends, explored cities, survived two violent typhoons, and carved out a small piece of this country to call my own. It is now past my halfway mark—four… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 6/1: Coming/going back – reflections on duality

It’s been just over two months since I returned to Malaysia. In many ways, it feels like I never left. I flew back to Canada in November 2018, and flew back to Malaysia in September 2019. Ten months is not… Continue Reading →

Songkrant Pongboonjun – Blog 1: A Year of Growing at the University of Victoria

Arrival in Canada On September 6, 2018, my family from Thailand (my wife, my two daughters— 4 and 7 years old— and I) landed in Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada with full excitement. It is the first time that… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood – Blog 2: Finding Kindness and Connections

After watching the rest of my CAPI intern cohort be in the field for four months, I finally touched down at Tokyo Narita Airport on August 25, ready to take up the reins and begin my internship with CITYNET Yokohama… Continue Reading →

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