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Jess MacIver – Blog 3: A roadtrip is always a good idea… right?

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking in again! As Canada cools and pumpkin patch pictures start to appear on social media, down here in South Africa we are heading into our sunny spring (although at times it definitely feels more like… Continue Reading →

Christopher Tse – Blog 7/2: Remember when

Remember when you went abroad the first time 2007, 17, all gangly limbs and good intentions Remember when you went abroad the second time 2010, 21, all senior swagger and an eye on leaving university behind Remember when you went… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Selina Powszedny – Blog 4: Resilience and Sustainability and the Anthropocene (Oh My!)

Resilience & Sustainability Resilience; the ability to recover after pressure or a hardship. I personally like to think of resilience as pushing through and thriving. My favourite definition of sustainability comes from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s interview with Naomi Klein for… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 4: The Burden/Beauty of Time and Learning to Come Home to Myself

I am currently sitting in the comfort of my little apartment, munching on a very large piece of plain cooked squash that I purchased from a nearby street vendor. My heart is heavy writing this, knowing that it’s the last… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 3: Coffee break down

This is impressively overdue. I like to think I hesitate to write these things because of a fear of exploiting or misrepresenting someone else’s vulnerability, but I’m probably just scared of exposing my own. Or I’m just lazy. I’ll postulate… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 3: Finding Strength in Solitude, Relationships, Love, and Community

Hello people, It’s almost been four months! Wowza. My days are now steeped in routine: waking up to the sounds of the security guards at my building blowing their whistles, hearing the motorcycles passing by; sitting in my office and… Continue Reading →

Taylor Josephy – Blog 2 (Podcast): Why still no water?

Hello all, Meet the hand pump, a simple but extremely influential piece of technology. It’s unanimous adoption in the rural water supply sector is simultaneously the reason why millions have access to clean drinking water, and why others still don’t…. Continue Reading →

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