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Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Karunia

Meet CAPI inter Faaiza Vakil interviewed by Karunia Fila! Both second time CAPI inters beyond excited to continue their journey with the Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Faaiza) and the Karenni Social Development Centre (Karunia).

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 →

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 →

Faaiza Vakil- Blog 3: Here I am

Here we are, Day 107 out of 184. 11 more Fridays, 47 more work days, 7 more volunteering shifts, 2 more watercolour classes, 1 last visa run, and I really don’t know how to feel. Maybe I should start this… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Capstone Project: Karenni-English Sound Bytes

In my time at KSDC, students and I related by sharing language. I taught English, and the advanced course students taught me Karenni words: greetings, foods we ate, the natural features of the place around us. Even though it was… Continue Reading →

Karunia Fila – Blog 2: 5 Senses at KSDC

As I begin to reflect on my first month at KSDC, the overpowering thought is “How has it already been a month?!” Before arriving, I was expecting that each day here at KSDC would pass by more slowly than my… Continue Reading →

Sabrina Jereza – Blog 2: Month 1 Recap

Less than 24 hours after wrapping up a very intense month-long final exam period, I flew to my new home for the summer – Subang Jaya, Malaysia. I am now nearing the 1-month mark of living here, where I am… 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 →

Kai Kristiansen – Blog 1: Introduction Interview

Hi! My name is Kai Kristiansen and I am entering my fourth year as a business student at the University of Victoria. My internship will be with CITYNET Plus Arts in Kobe, Japan this summer which will be covered in… Continue Reading →

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