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Life under Lockdown: An update from Kampala

By Hannah Gray | May 22, 2020

Uganda, like the rest of the world, is a drastically different place now than it was in March.

5 Tips for Making the Most of Chiang Mai!

By Clint Omelaniec | February 11, 2020

Our newest Semester in Development launched in Chiang Mai, Thailand in Fall 2019. Considering a semester in Thailand? Here are 5 tips for making the most of your time in Chiang Mai!

A look back at 2019

By Craig Vandermeer | December 31, 2019

Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

By Craig Vandermeer | July 12, 2019

Back in 2012, I found myself in rural Uganda, visiting a series of schools in different communities that were coping with a variety of challenges. This was my second stint in Uganda, having previously been in the country researching the arrival of big oil. This time, I was there checking out different communities, specifically visiting…

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Alumni Spotlight

By Sophie Shields | October 29, 2020

“The knowledge I acquired from working with an amazing team of local changemakers taught me more than any course I ever took at UBC”

Life under Lockdown: An update from Kampala

By Hannah Gray | May 22, 2020

Uganda, like the rest of the world, is a drastically different place now than it was in March.

5 Tips for Making the Most of Chiang Mai!

By Clint Omelaniec | February 11, 2020

Our newest Semester in Development launched in Chiang Mai, Thailand in Fall 2019. Considering a semester in Thailand? Here are 5 tips for making the most of your time in Chiang Mai!

A look back at 2019

By Craig Vandermeer | December 31, 2019

When the Water is Contaminated: Glass Half-Full or Half Empty?

By Craig Vandermeer | July 20, 2019

-Erica Altomare, Insight Staff I don’t know if I’m the only one thinking this, but lately watching the news or reading the paper is more shocking and upsetting than usual. Our last blog post probably didn’t help. If you read it, perhaps you were thinking, ‘Okay, I get it. Voluntourism trips abroad may not be…

Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

By Craig Vandermeer | July 12, 2019

Back in 2012, I found myself in rural Uganda, visiting a series of schools in different communities that were coping with a variety of challenges. This was my second stint in Uganda, having previously been in the country researching the arrival of big oil. This time, I was there checking out different communities, specifically visiting…