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Mackenzie Martin – Blog 4: Community and the importance of consistency

One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 3: Asia-Afrika and the “Spirit of Bandung”

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2nd Biennial International Conference on International Relations & 12th Congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association 2018 (lets just call it ICON-IR 2018). It was definitely a highlight… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 3: Healthcare: Human Right or Privilege?

We have passed the halfway mark of our 6-month internship in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, an NGO providing support programs for refugees and asylum-seekers. It’s not hard to believe, since the weeks feel like they go… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 2: So far, so good!

From skyscrapers and minarets that rise above the smog and malls that make Mayfair and Uptown look like corner stores, to pushcarts-turned-cafeterias serving nasi goreng and sate ayam to motorcycle-taxi drivers on quiet side streets, Jakarta, Indonesia is an incredible part of… Continue Reading →

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 →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Interview

  Here’s a conversation I had with Rachel on the last day of Pre-Departure, where we talked about myself and what I’ll be doing in Jakarta, Indonesia!

Seema Prasad – Blog 5: Afterthoughts and Reflections

My six months of working alongside MSRI have finally come to an end, and I can’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience has been, not only on a professional level, but also on a personal level. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Alex Lloyd- Blog 4: One Adventure’s End is Another’s Beginning

Greetings earthlings! I imagine most people can relate to the bittersweet feeling of sitting in an airport, sharing space with thousands of hurried others, getting ready to return home from travels of some variety. Stressed out parents, conked out kids,… Continue Reading →

Alex Lloyd – Blog 3: There’s Something About Melbourne

Halo dari sisi lain dunia! Two months into my placement and it feels like a whirlwind! I have had the unbelievable fortune of building 16 beautiful new friendships with strong, independent, and thoughtful young women from all over Indonesia, brought… Continue Reading →

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