Getting ready to work in the field of International Development (I)

Maricarmen Valdivieso  Founder and CEO Nexos Comunitarios I might have met more than 700 young people who participated in our programs. Grosso modo, I would say that about 30 % of them are still somehow involved in the development field. I also know that some of them are feeling frustrated about profound problems in international … More Getting ready to work in the field of International Development (I)

Who knew that saying so little… could say so much (Urubamba 2015)

By Bailey LeBlanc (Western University) As I reflect back on my trip to Peru, I become overwhelmed with emotion. It has been the single greatest experience of my life so far. Prior to submitting my application to represent Western University abroad, I thought I had a good understanding of what to expect on a trip … More Who knew that saying so little… could say so much (Urubamba 2015)

Humility, research and challenges: My first experience in the Andes of Peru

Our “Peruvian experience,” so to speak, provided us with ample skills in research, report-writing, designing surveys and questionnaires, and interviewing both professionals and community members, which will no doubt prove incredibly useful in the years to come. Even more importantly, however, might have been the skills nourished that are harder to explain on a resume. “This was truly an experience in humility, hard work, and community enterprise,” explained Amy Lentini, another of Carleton’s interns. “I will be forever grateful for what I’ve learned.” I’m with you on that one, Amy. … More Humility, research and challenges: My first experience in the Andes of Peru