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Emily Clare – Blog 4: “Think of Me when the sun goes down and I will think of You”

For the past week I’ve been staying in a rented house near South Africa’s Kruger National Park with my family. Our brick house has a thatched roof and is surrounded by African bush, home to many wild animals, and dense… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 1: Ready to Go

To concluded pre-departure training in Victoria, we’ve recorded introductory interviews about our upcoming internships.  Check out my interview with Charlotte to learn more about my internship this summer in Chennai, India.

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 1: Taking Off

Photo Credit: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/oeb-kuala-lumpur/ Pre-departure interview with a fellow intern Emily Clare, talking about the next sixth months to come in Malaysia.

Sasha Mosky – Blog 6: Reflections & Strategies: Thinking about my time in India

  Over the holidays, I was asked countless times about how my “trip” to India was. I found this question hard to answer as my short, polite response did not feel adequate to encapsulate the complexities of my internship experience…. Continue Reading →

Seema Prasad – Blog 4: the SPCA – Community engagement in action!

The Selangor SPCA is the largest and best run animal shelter in the state of Selangor, and arguably all of Malaysia and luckily, I live across the street from it. I started volunteering with the SPCA after work and on… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog/Podcast 4: Pedagogy, Conversation, and Laughter.

Learning a new language is no easy feat. In fact, in many ways, it’s really quite the opposite. I have come to know this both from personal experience and from hearing the thoughts of some of my students here at… Continue Reading →

Rasheedah White – Blog 2: Sharing of Best Practices in Disaster Risk Reduction

My first month here in Japan started with CITYNET’s 10th Disaster Cluster Seminar. Being a part of this organization has given me the opportunity to learn about disaster management and risk reduction protocols across the Asia Pacific region. Rasheedah-White-Blog-2-Sharing-of-best-practices-in-DRR

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