Tag Archives: Learning

The Value of Diversity

Moving around the world has benefits and challenges. One of the biggest things you deal with on a daily basis is new people and new cultures.  This is always a challenge, but once you get into the swing of things … Continue reading

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Learning a New Language – Hopefully….

One of my biggest challenges since arriving in Bolivia is the language.  I know how to explore a new city to find the best restaurants and restaurants. I have experience with noisy traffic and stray dogs. I can handle the … Continue reading

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Daily and weekly routines: Boring or Necessary?

When you first arrive in a new place – it’s really easy to be in tourist mode. You want to check out “the top 10 places to go” in the city, whether that includes museums and statues, parks and beaches, … Continue reading

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Squid? I don’t understand… A week of training before my placement

This past week I’ve been attending SKWID (pronounced like “squid”) in Ottawa. For those not in the Cuso International family, that stands for Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (I think…?). Basically, it’s 5 days of training at Cuso’s office … Continue reading

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Setting Goals is Probably a Good Idea…

So I figured that I should set out a few goals for my placement (including before I leave and after I come back).  Although it is often difficult to complete every single goal you create, I think that writing down … Continue reading

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