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Isabel Simons – Capstone Project: Karenni-English Sound Bytes

In my time at KSDC, students and I related by sharing language. I taught English, and the advanced course students taught me Karenni words: greetings, foods we ate, the natural features of the place around us. Even though it was… 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 →

Luisa Schwarz – Blog 2: Adapting to the Jungle Life

One month ago, I stepped foot in Dokita, a little village outside of Mae Hong Son city in the North of Thailand. After spending my first few days in Bangkok, I was immediately struck by the contrast of the lush… Continue Reading →

Nick Harrison – Blog 3: Multiculturalism at KSDC

It’s hard to believe that I’m already halfway through my internship here in rural Thailand. Recently, I’ve been contemplating the experiences that I’ve had at KSDC a lot. There’s so much to talk about, but there’s one particular subject that… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 6: Dear future intern

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Dear, future… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 5: Privilege, Positionality, and Education

As my placement here at the Karenni Social Development Center comes to a close, I’ve taken some time to critically reflect upon the concepts of privilege and positionality. From the outset of this program, that being the CAPI internship program,… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog/Podcast 4: Pedagogy, Conversation, and Laughter.

Learning a new language is no easy feat. In fact, in many ways, it’s really quite the opposite. I have come to know this both from personal experience and from hearing the thoughts of some of my students here at… Continue Reading →

Duncan Chalmers – Blog 3: Feasting, Religion, and Gender – Experiences of a Karenni Funeral

A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to… Continue Reading →

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