Spotlight On…IEDP GAs!

Each year, the IEDP program has a team of several Graduate Assistants — GAs — who support various aspects of the program. The GAs work behind the scenes to publish content that highlights the program. And hugely important in shaping the IEDP community are our many events throughout the year (check out the highlights on Instagram)– also organized by the IEDP GAs. Quick links: YouTube … Continue reading Spotlight On…IEDP GAs!

Spotlight On…Resident Advisors!

I recently sat down with Anishka and Paula, two first-year IEDP students who are Resident Advisors (RAs). Anishka is from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Paula (remember her?!) is from Ibagué, Colombia.  Anishka is an RA for Gregory College House, and Paula is an RA for New College House.  I don’t serve as an RA myself, but several people in my cohort do. I wanted to … Continue reading Spotlight On…Resident Advisors!

Working in Bangkok

Hi everyone I’m Lijin. As two thirds of my internship has past, I’ll share some of my working experience with my organization in this blog. My organization held many conferences during my internship, so in the past 9 weeks, I spent half of my time in office and another half in hotels supporting different conferences and meetings. Days in office Working time is pretty flexible … Continue reading Working in Bangkok

What’s internship like?- Dakar edition

Since it’s been a while since I wrote a post, I’ll start by (re)introducing myself. My name is Gaby and I’ve been interning in Dakar, Senegal, as a part of the International Educational Development Program at Upenn, since the beginning of June. As promised in my last blog post, I want to give an overview of the work I’ve been doing. I work as part … Continue reading What’s internship like?- Dakar edition


Some of my favorite work activities in Brasília so far have been official meetings, especially interagency meetings. UNESCO in Brazil being just one part of a larger organization, and UNESCO itself being just one of many agencies in the UN system, our office in Brasília communicates and collaborates a lot with other offices and agencies in Brasília, in the region and in the world. This … Continue reading Meetings


Bom dia! My name is Liam and I’m doing my IEDP internship at UNESCO in Brasília, Brazil. I just finished my first week at the office, and I’ve been in Brazil for almost two weeks. Quite a bit has happened, so I’m going to divide it up into a few posts (and not necessarily go in order). First, internship: I’m working for the director of … Continue reading Work