Stories from the field

category Interns 2017-18

Haley Ham – Blog 4: Unlocking Jakarta’s Development Potential: Why Indonesia is Not an Asian Tiger (Yet) …

Introduction Indonesia is a diverse and magnificent country with varying degrees of development. However, it is currently classified as a developing country that has made significant progress in economic growth over the past few decades. As a result, the United… 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 →

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 →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern!

Congrats! It takes a special kind of person to say yes to uprooting yourself and signing up to go live and work in a foreign country for half a year, so good for you! I’m sure you’re both excited &… Continue Reading →

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