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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →