Stories from the field

category Interns 2017-18

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 →

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 →

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 →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 4: Home is where you say it is

Where are you from? Is a question we like to ask others to learn more about them or, if they look different than us, to learn why they are really here.  For some, like myself, this question is easy to… Continue Reading →

Russell Chiong – Blog 2: Nighttime snapshots

One thing that I didn’t realize before coming to Japan was the non-observance of daylight saving time. Even in September, the sun would set well before 6pm, giving the city a different, night-time feel on my commutes home across the… Continue Reading →

Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda – Blog 3: 光陰矢の如し

Translation of Title: It’s an old Japanese proverb that essentially means, Time/Life Flies Like an Arrow I’m so grateful for the blogs providing a meditative space to reflect upon the month that has just passed because, my goodness, it has… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 3: A Little Bit of Here and There

After almost 4 months of living in Bangkok I am feeling a sense of permanence in my temporary state. The month of September in particular has been slightly quieter compared to the previous three in terms of big projects, discovering… Continue Reading →

Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda: Blog 2- Settling In

みなさん こんにちは!  I cannot believe that I have already completed more than a quarter of my time here in Japan. As I am writing this, it has been exactly one month since I landed in Japan and I can’t help but… Continue Reading →

Ariana Maragh – Blog 3: CAPI Cribs Episode 2

Hey again! It’s me! Your pal Ariana! Back again with another episode of CAPI Cribs! The location this time? Cape Town, baby! We decided to take a roadtrip down the coast of South Africa to Cape Town during our July… Continue Reading →

Meghan Flood — Blog 3: Food and Food for Thought

Much has happened in the two months I’ve been in Japan. I’ve made friends, explored cities, survived two violent typhoons, and carved out a small piece of this country to call my own. It is now past my halfway mark—four… Continue Reading →

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