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Keiran Ellis – Blog 3: Home is Where the People Are

I often find myself waking up to the smell of steamed sweet potatoes, the clamour of construction outside my window, and a glimmer of sunlight peeking through my blinds.  “Keiran! I have made tempeh and fried bananas for you and… Continue Reading →

Keiran Ellis – Blog 2: Hitting the Ground Running

“Salam dari” (from) Jakarta, Indonesia! I am baffled at how fast my first month has passed by. I write this to you from my balcony in Jakarta as I watch the glowing windows of the MRT fly past, listen to the… Continue Reading →

Maeve Milligan – Blog 4: All the Little Things

I’m a dog person. I like big wet kisses and that funny kind of smile dogs give you when you rub their tummies. Growing up with a dog it just felt natural to have a big furry companion in my… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 4: What do I know?

What comes to mind when you think of Indonesia? What do you know about it? I certainly didn’t know much before taking an Anthropology of Southeast Asia class last year, but even after that I was left with many more… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 3: Asia-Afrika and the “Spirit of Bandung”

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2nd Biennial International Conference on International Relations & 12th Congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association 2018 (lets just call it ICON-IR 2018). It was definitely a highlight… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 2: So far, so good!

From skyscrapers and minarets that rise above the smog and malls that make Mayfair and Uptown look like corner stores, to pushcarts-turned-cafeterias serving nasi goreng and sate ayam to motorcycle-taxi drivers on quiet side streets, Jakarta, Indonesia is an incredible part of… Continue Reading →

Jacob Derksen – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Interview

  Here’s a conversation I had with Rachel on the last day of Pre-Departure, where we talked about myself and what I’ll be doing in Jakarta, Indonesia!

Alex Lloyd- Blog 4: One Adventure’s End is Another’s Beginning

Greetings earthlings! I imagine most people can relate to the bittersweet feeling of sitting in an airport, sharing space with thousands of hurried others, getting ready to return home from travels of some variety. Stressed out parents, conked out kids,… Continue Reading →

Alex Lloyd – Blog 3: There’s Something About Melbourne

Halo dari sisi lain dunia! Two months into my placement and it feels like a whirlwind! I have had the unbelievable fortune of building 16 beautiful new friendships with strong, independent, and thoughtful young women from all over Indonesia, brought… Continue Reading →

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