November Blessings

My previous blogs for September and October, which detailed my arrival in Paris and my trainee-ship at UNESCO, were quite verbose. I have, therefore, decided for this third post to be a picture blog in chronological order. Side note: while we were still studying at Penn in Philadelphia, we would try and come up with instagram and twitter hashtags for IEDP (International Educational Development Program), … Continue reading November Blessings

Jamaican Rhythm – A Day in Kingston

One of the beautiful parts of completing the IEDP internship in the fall is that I have dozens of blogs posts from my friends to use as inspiration. As a reader, some of the most interesting posts have been the ones that seek to answer the most simple question: what do I do all day? Following in the footsteps of Magali and Vasiliki (among others!), here … Continue reading Jamaican Rhythm – A Day in Kingston

Déjà vu?

My internship placement process turned out to be unexpectedly chaotic. I opted to take my remaining two classes over the summer and complete the internship in the Fall. Originally, I was supposed to be placed with an organization in Italy. Unfortunately, that plan didn’t come to fruition due to some unexpected issues between my graduate program and the hosting organization. I want to say that … Continue reading Déjà vu?

Jamaica Journal- how the journey ends

This blog post is slightly overdue but I needed the time and the distance to be truly reflective. The last few weeks in Kingston were filled with an abundance of activity such as report generations, handover meetings- a general flurry of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s if you will. The fact that it spanned over two weeks was because July and August are … Continue reading Jamaica Journal- how the journey ends

Finishing Up

Time here in Addis has flown by and I’m coming up on my last week! My life in Ethiopia has proven a rewarding, and at times, a taxing experience. Perhaps I’ll write a personal reflection in a separate post, though I’ll be using this one to briefly share what I’ve been up to the last few weeks. Week 6 This work turned out to be … Continue reading Finishing Up

(Best) first week in Johannesburg!

Who am I? Hello! Sawubona! Molo! I am Vasiliki. I am from Thessaloniki, Greece and this summer (/winter, because everything is relevant!) I will be interning at an educational non-profit organization in South Africa. My internship is structured in the most ideal way. I will be working at the M&E division, so I will be primarily based in Cape Town. However, since the head offices … Continue reading (Best) first week in Johannesburg!