Stories from the field

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Brigitte Larkin – Blog 1: Introductory Interview

Hi! My name is Brigitte Larkin, and I’m in my fourth year at UVic studying Geography and Environmental Studies. I will be leaving in a few days for my internship placement at the Malaysian Social Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur!… Continue Reading →

Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hi there, future intern!  I write to you about a month and a half after the end of my placement with CityNet PlusArts, in Kobe. I honestly cannot believe so much time has passed, it feels like just yesterday that… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, First of all: congratulations!  Congratulations on taking the first step down what will be a life-changing path! You’re probably feeling all sorts of emotions – excitement, anticipation, wonder, nerves, fear, etc – and all of them are… Continue Reading →

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 →

Haley Ham – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

As a recent CIPS intern in Jakarta, I cannot express enough how truly transformative and fulfilling my experience was. I provided me a journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and professional growth that I will cherish forever. With a heart full… Continue Reading →

Haley Ham – Blog 3: 3 Key Lessons from Marcus Aurelius to Incorporate into Your Life Today

One of the notable things about Marcus Aurelius’ work, Meditations, is that it was not intended for public consumption. This timeless piece was something he wrote for himself. This work shows Aurelius holding himself to higher pursuits such as self-discipline,… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Hello, future intern! I’ve been home in the Pacific Northwest for two weeks, and I’m going through the strange motions of greeting familiar sights with new eyes. It’s taken me a while to wrap my head around being back on… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 6: Dear future Intern

It is truly a blessing the journey you are about to start! Wherever you may go in the world, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and what you are familiar with is always both exhilarating and nerve racking. That is… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 4: Navigating Belonging

The other day, my friend sent me a text asking me to send him pictures of things around Kuala Lumpur that were different from home. I walked around my neighbourhood for a while, going into stores, stopping at different stalls… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

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