Pre-Roatán The first two weeks of my internship were in Washington D.C, where an IEDP cohort-mate and I were introduced to the English program we were going to be working with and prepared for the field work. I not only learned more about Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI), but also observed how this specific nonprofit organization functions. I was able to sit in on other meetings … Continue reading Roatán Adventures
Greetings in Ethiopia are one of a kind. Two parties meet, shake hands, and bump right shoulders before letting go. The bump can be a soft knock- pleasant and polite, or to really establish a connection, you may choose to aggressively crash shoulders and forge a real union. I’ve never encountered a more cogent and overall very cool style of greeting anywhere else, and this … Continue reading A Coursing River Through the Story of a Continent – Welcome to the ECA
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
Greetings from Hamburg! I’m Shinui Kim from IEDP and right now doing my internship in Hamburg, Germany, till the end of August. This is my first blog post on my internship experience and it will be divided into three parts, before the first day at work, first week at work, and Hamburg. 1. Before my first day at work There were few things to consider … Continue reading Guten Tag!
I’m Matt and I’m spending this summer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’m interning with Geneva Global, a philanthropic firm that supervises an accelerated learning program for out-of-school children, called Speed Schools, being implemented with local partners in Ethiopia. Since launched in 2011, over 100,000 students have graduated from the program, gaining foundational skills necessary to enroll in Ethiopia’s public school system. My international experience … Continue reading Week 1 in Ethiopia: Speed School, Field Visits, & Food Poisoning
“Attendants please prepare for landing.” I slowly turned my head to the right to see the sun glisten the ocean through the plexiglass – blinding me. We were hovering the immense body of water, and still I didn’t see the landing strip. I had to trust the plane wasn’t going to be gulped by the water but instead touch land with it’s — THUD. Welcome … Continue reading Roatán Reflections
Hello! I’m Amy and I’m spending this summer in Gulu, Uganda. I’m interning with an organization that currently focuses their education development work on accelerated primary education for out of school children in several districts in Northern Uganda. I have never worked or traveled at all in Uganda or East Africa, so I have a lot to learn! As of today I’ve been in Gulu … Continue reading Greetings from Gulu!