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Karunia Fila – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear future intern, Congratulations!! You cannot begin to imagine how special the community at KSDC is. You will be welcomed with kind faces, music, food, animals, and 30 students who will do whatever they can to make you feel at… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 3: Halfway there

I am in disbelief that it is nearly September already and that my time in Bangkok is rapidly coming to an end. I won’t lie. I’m excited to go home, but that doesn’t mean I am not still enjoying my… 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 →

Karunia Fila – Blog 1: Heading to rural Thailand

Hello everyone! Here is a recorded interview with myself and my co teacher Josh. We begin our position at KSDC on June 3rd and are so excited to begin our journey!

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 →

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