It is my last week at R4D! How is it here already?! Trip to Eurasia It has been less than a month since my last blog post so not much has happened work-wise, but a lot of interesting things took place outside of work! For starters, I traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan for the first time. It was gorgeous! Visiting all the major post-Soviet cities has … Continue reading Dobby is free!
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
On the internship It has been two months since I started my internship at R4D in Washington, D.C. I can’t believe that I have only one month left here! It has been great to intern in the city that I am so familiar with because I never experience the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)! I am fully focused on the internship and job applications. Now, … Continue reading The home stretch!
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
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?
For the last of my entries, I got inspired by a post of my fellow IEDPer, Morgan, who shared her daily schedule while in her internship in Germany. Here is a quick glance in my life as an intern here in Cape Town. Thursday, August 29, 2019. 8AM: My alarm rings at 8am, but I often wake up before the alarm. I am generally enjoying … Continue reading 24 hours as an IEDP intern in Cape Town
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
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
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!
It’s been quite a whirlwind of a few weeks in Ethiopia. With my internship nearly halfway through, I’ll use this blog to talk about what I’ve been doing in terms of work and Addis living. Week 2 During three days of my second week, we made Speed School site visits all over Oromia. The primary purpose of visits had to prepare for a visit from … Continue reading 5 Weeks Down