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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 →

Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 2: My First Month in Bangkok

I cannot believe that it has already been an entire month! So far things are going very well, but the heat can still be intense. It feels a little surreal to think back to my first week here and the… 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 →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 4: Home is where you say it is

Where are you from? Is a question we like to ask others to learn more about them or, if they look different than us, to learn why they are really here.  For some, like myself, this question is easy to… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 3: A Little Bit of Here and There

After almost 4 months of living in Bangkok I am feeling a sense of permanence in my temporary state. The month of September in particular has been slightly quieter compared to the previous three in terms of big projects, discovering… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 4: Reflecting with gratitude

It’s officially half way through the internship, and I’m already starting to feel very sad to leave Thailand. I’m starting to feel what was mentioned in our orientation before the placement started— time is going to go by so fast… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 3: KSDC – People and Place

Coming back from a visa run in Hanoi, I slow my bike down and inhale deeply to take in the refreshing, smog-less air. The teak trees are flowering, weaving golden-brown ridges across the mountains. In the last few months, Mae… Continue Reading →

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