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Alejandro Agustines – Blog 2: Familiarity and Surprises

I was looking forward to the heat. I grew up in the Philippines, and heat reminds me of where my roots will always be. I am also a native trees nerd, so was excited at the prospect of being around… Continue Reading →

Alejandro Agustines – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Marcus!

Hello! It’s Alejandro. I’m one of the CAPI Interns for 2024, going to Jakarta Indonesia to work with CIPS! For this first blog post, I interviewed fellow intern Marcus Hougaard, who’s going to Kota Kinabalu in Borneo (part of Malaysia)… Continue Reading →

Ana Mara – Blog 1: Heading to CIPS!

Hi everyone! Here’s fellow intern Anna interviewing me on my upcoming CAPI placement at CIPS (Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jake Croker – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, First of all, congratulations on securing this incredibly unique experience. To even consider joining the CAPI program clearly shows that you are the type of person who yearns to engage with the world and push beyond your… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, I am writing this still feeling a little shocked that my internship is over. I remember first looking at this program and thinking that the deadline for applications was so far away. And then once I got… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 4: My To-Do List for My Final Month in Indonesia

With less than a month left in Jakarta, I find myself experiencing mixed emotions. It’s a bittersweet feeling as I prepare to say goodbye but also prepare for what comes next. However, I’m determined to make the most of my… Continue Reading →

Jake Croker – Blog 4: Welcome to CIPS!

As my time in Jakarta comes to a close, I think it is important to give an overview of the organization I have been working for over the past five months.  The Center for Indonesia Policy Studies (CIPS) is an… Continue Reading →

Jake Crocker – Blog 3: PASCAL and the CONTACT MAN

A little appreciation post for my new friends!

Sierra Grant – Blog 3: Moments in Indonesia

Jakarta is really starting to feel like home. The workers at my most frequented restaurants know my usual order, I can get around my neighbourhood without Google Maps, I have a group of friends that hold game nights, and overall,… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 2: Familiarity in Jakarta

Since I arrived here in Jakarta, this first blog post has been on my mind. I wanted to get started on it nice and early so I would have plenty of time to collect my thoughts and articulate them meaningfully…. Continue Reading →

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