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Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Well, here we are. We have come to the part where I am home, and people are asking me questions on how it was. It is difficult, impossible really, to find an appropriate response to “how was your trip/time away?”… Continue Reading →

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 →

Sierra Grant – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, I am writing this still feeling a little shocked that my internship is over. I remember first looking at this program and thinking that the deadline for applications was so far away. And then once I got… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 4: To all the powerful women that I have met – thank you

To all the inspiring women that I have met in these past six months, thank you. To the women who have gone against the societal norm, expectations and against all odds; to the women who have spoken out; who have… 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 →

Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 4: How its going

It’s officially October and I am celebrating by writing this cozily in a coffee shop (Luckin not Starbucks! haha). I should go sit in a coffee shop when I need to do work on my laptop more often, I feel… 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 →

Sabrina Jereza – Blog Post 4: Final Moments in Sabah

As I approach the final stages of my internship in Malaysia, I find it fitting to dedicate this blog post to sharing my experiences during my concluding weeks in Sabah. Save Water, Reduce Waste Event: Our team organized a community… Continue Reading →

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