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Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… 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 →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 2: A sense of home

Swathes of countless international airports, bad patterned carpets, tiles and the somehow close companionship of other single passengers through time and space. The limbo of modern travel. Finally, a whirl of baggage claim and then out into the new darkness… 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 →

Liam Marshall – Blog 2: Barriers and Discoveries

Before coming to Japan, my goal for this trip was to explore the cultural differences between Japan and Canada, and to investigate the philosophical undercurrents that are connected to such differences.  Having learnt some Japanese, and found it fascinating, I… Continue Reading →

Alanya Dhalla – Blog 2: Settling into a new life…

With the blink of an eye an entire month here in Bangkok has flown by! I knew this experience would bring with it enormous personal growth but it was hard to fathom exactly what life would really be like before… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 2: Expressions of Environmental Activism

It’s hard to believe that I have already been in India for a month!  In my first blog post from the field, I thought I would provide an introduction to two of the various initiatives that The Other Media (TOM) is… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 2: Generosity and Resiliency: Lessons from the Township Children

“How is Africa? How is work going?” When people ask me these questions I find it impossible to know how to answer because I can’t choose just one story. Any story I share can’t possibly represent my experiences here because… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 2: The art of letting go

Since mid-May, I have been living in New Delhi, India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as an intern. It’s hard to believe a whole month has passed; I can easily imagine that 5 months from… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 1: Here we go!

In preparing for our upcoming departure, my fellow CAPI intern Alanya sat down to chat briefly with me about my upcoming placement working with PRIA in India. We just finished up a week of pre-departure training with CAPI, which has… Continue Reading →

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