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Intercultural Studies Blog

Intercultural Studies Internship – Reflections on Living in Thailand

Monday, February 15, 2016

  Kevin Atsma is in his 3rd year of study at Columbia.  He is currently living in Thailand while on his Intercultural Studies cross-cultural internship.  Kevin is based in Chachoengsao along with his MB Mission TREK team.     It has been an incredible journey thus far in Thailand, so here is an update on what’s been … Read More

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Feliz Navidad!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Jason & Tifany Clark are Intercultural Studies Interns who have been living in Oaxaca, Mexico for one year.  They have 4 children: Cayleb, Noah, Charity Ann, and Sarah Rose.  This past year the Clark family has been spending time in language & culture learning, getting to know their neighbours, involvement in their local church, and figuring … Read More

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A Child-Like Learning

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Allison Schneck is a 3rd year Intercultural Studies student who interning in Guadalajara, Mexico with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Ascend program).  Allison is working alongside long-term missionaries in Guadalajara and is focused on language and culture learning. Learning a new culture has been one of the most amazing, and difficult experiences of my entire life. … Read More

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Reflections on Teaching and Being Taught

Monday, December 7, 2015

One of our 3rd year Intercultural Studies interns is currently living in the Middle East and teaching music fundamentals to grade 7-10 students.  Here’s a  small glimpse into his life and experiences there… I’ve been living in the Middle East for two months and it has been absolutely fantastic! The first month involved settling in and getting … Read More

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This is Community

Friday, October 16, 2015

Allison Schneck is a 3rd year Intercultural Studies student who recently started her cross-cultural internship in Guadalajara, Mexico with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Ascend program).  Allison is working alongside long-term missionaries in Guadalajara and is currently focused on language and culture learning. It was 9:00pm. I had just come back from a busy day of … Read More

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