Stories from the field

month February 2023

Isabel Simons – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello, future intern! I’ve been home in the Pacific Northwest for two weeks, and I’m going through the strange motions of greeting familiar sights with new eyes. It’s taken me a while to wrap my head around being back on… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 6: Dear future Intern

It is truly a blessing the journey you are about to start! Wherever you may go in the world, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and what you are familiar with is always both exhilarating and nerve racking. That is… Continue Reading →

Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda – Blog 4: Exploring Kansai

This month, I used my accumulated overtime and compensatory time off to carve out some time to explore the Kansai area to the fullest. My sister and mother, who had never been to Kansai, were able to join me for… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 4: Navigating Belonging

The other day, my friend sent me a text asking me to send him pictures of things around Kuala Lumpur that were different from home. I walked around my neighbourhood for a while, going into stores, stopping at different stalls… Continue Reading →

Rowan Froese – Blog 3: Dear Future KSDC Intern

Dear Future Intern, Congratulations! If you’re reading this, and you have been selected to teach in the Thai-Myanmar borderlands, you are in for it. Working as a teacher at KSDC school will require the best version of yourself; this position… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

Caleb Catto – Blog 5: Dear Future Interns

Malaysia’s hot, like bloody HOT, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be sweaty, hot, and uncomfortable all of the time. I’m a mountain kid from the Rockies, where the air is cool and dry. Polar opposites of the humid… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

“Six months will fly by!” everyone seemed to be telling me when I disclosed how long I would be moving to Bangkok, Thailand for.  Yeah, yeah, sure it will, I thought. I’ve got six whole months. I can take Thai… Continue Reading →

Russell Chiong – Blog 3: Rokko Zenzan Jyusou

During my first few weeks in Kobe, I was struck by the beauty of the mountains, especially when passing through them each day during my commute to and from the office. In some ways, the mountains made the city feel… Continue Reading →

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