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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 →

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 →

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 →

Isabel Simons – Blog 4: On Locality

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot about how I relate to Dokhita village, and about Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk, “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local”. As someone with a healthy antipathy towards the state and… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 4: Reflecting with gratitude

It’s officially half way through the internship, and I’m already starting to feel very sad to leave Thailand. I’m starting to feel what was mentioned in our orientation before the placement started— time is going to go by so fast… Continue Reading →

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