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Keiran Ellis – Blog 3: Home is Where the People Are

I often find myself waking up to the smell of steamed sweet potatoes, the clamour of construction outside my window, and a glimmer of sunlight peeking through my blinds.  “Keiran! I have made tempeh and fried bananas for you and… Continue Reading →

Haley Ham – Blog Post 2: 4 Things from Jakarta, With Love 

If you have an insatiable appetite for adventure, meeting fun people, walking through chaos, and seeing life in its most vivacious form, I urge you to satisfy this craving and book a ticket to Indonesia. Jakarta is developing me into… Continue Reading →

Keiran Ellis – Blog 2: Hitting the Ground Running

“Salam dari” (from) Jakarta, Indonesia! I am baffled at how fast my first month has passed by. I write this to you from my balcony in Jakarta as I watch the glowing windows of the MRT fly past, listen to the… Continue Reading →

Keiran Ellis – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Keiran Ellis, interviewed by fellow student Etain Kearsey

Haley Ham – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Haley Ham, interviewed by fellow intern Charlotte Clar

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

While writing this letter to a potential intern, it is difficult to reflect and put into words the relationships, experiences and shifts in identity that I have undergone. The support from the CAPI team as well as the learning and… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

If I could sum up my internship in a word…. Well, I wouldn’t. Even if there were a word to describe the learning, the struggles, the joy and the hardship I experienced over the last seven months, it wouldn’t be… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 4: Perspective, new ventures and parting ways

I have had a feelings of excitement, longing and even nostalgia over the past few weeks. It is a what I would imagine ending a relationship due to distance would be like, I need to move on to the next… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 4: All the Little Things

I’m a dog person. I like big wet kisses and that funny kind of smile dogs give you when you rub their tummies. Growing up with a dog it just felt natural to have a big furry companion in my… Continue Reading →

Jemma Kosalko – Blog 3: Layers and Connections

Small pieces of my time in Jakarta as-of-late.

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