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Lauren Lum-Webb – Blog 1: Introductory Interview

Hi! I’m Lauren and I am in my fifth year of Political Science and Global Development. I will be going to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to work with PACOS Trust for 6 months from June to December 2024. Here you can… 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 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  I am writing to you from Fiji Islands!!! After finishing my internship with MSRI, I came back to Vancouver BC and left and came to Fiji where I will be spending the next seven weeks with my… 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 →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 3: Pondering identity

A few weeks ago, Faaiza and I went to the Islamic Arts Museum. Wandering into the architecture exhibit, I found myself looking at the 3D model of Masjid al-Haram, the mosque in Mecca. Looking at it and reading about its… Continue Reading →

Sierra Grant – Blog 3: Moments in Indonesia

Jakarta is really starting to feel like home. The workers at my most frequented restaurants know my usual order, I can get around my neighbourhood without Google Maps, I have a group of friends that hold game nights, and overall,… Continue Reading →

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 →

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