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Selina Powszedny- Blog 1: Introductory Podcast

Hey! Thanks for listening in. This podcast is of a fellow CAPI intern, Meghan Flood, and I chatting about my upcoming internship with the Malaysia Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, as well as about myself and what I am… Continue Reading →

Supriya Routh – Blog 2: “Uncle Ho” Remained Elusive

Academics will dread what I am about to say, that, superficial observations too have some value as I am going to offer my “first glimpse” of Hanoi gained in the first 24 hours of my arrival to this charming city… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 4: Ideas on “Helping”

One of the most influential conversations of my internship happened about a month after I arrived. One of the staff members at the school asked me about my reasons for applying and taking this internship and in response to my… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 3: From Here to There and Here Again: Contrasts, Intersections, and Gol Guppa

Confusion. Challenges. Happiness. Connection. Consuming culture. (Un)learning. Relearning. Humility. Confidence. Excitement. Exhaustion. Laughter (often at myself, or at our Google-translate mediated conversations). Silence. Dancing. Sitting. Frustration. Joy. It has been 4 months since I moved from the quaint city of… Continue Reading →

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.

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