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category Interns 2023

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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  Hello from Sapa, Vietnam! It’s been one month since I left Malaysia. Seven months since I embarked on the experience. And one month until I return to Canada. And I can’t lie: I’m confused. I found a… Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 4: Things I Will Miss & Things I Will Be Grateful For

I originally wanted to call this blog things I will miss and things I will not miss. After considering this I realized even things I would put in the “not miss” category I will probably miss. Whether directly or indirectly…. 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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 4: The power of education

Reading is in its own way a form of freedom. When you read a book, you can walk straight out of your world and into another one. And in it, there is comfort, familiarity, safety, and protection to be found—what… 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 →

Karunia Fila – Blog 3: Communicating Through Language Barriers

Before arriving to KSDC and beginning classes, I did not know the English levels of the students. I can say now that they were much lower then I expected. Some students struggled to answer questions like “What is your name?”… Continue Reading →

Kai Kristiansen – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, As you embark on your journey with City-NetPlusArts, I wanted to share some lessons and experiences from my own internship during the summer of 2023. Get ready for an incredible learning adventure that will not only grow… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 3: Pondering identity

A few weeks ago, Faaiza and I went to the Islamic Arts Museum. Wandering into the architecture exhibit, I found myself looking at the 3D model of Masjid al-Haram, the mosque in Mecca. Looking at it and reading about its… Continue Reading →

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 →

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