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The Harsher Realities

My team (Justin, Bo and I) are producing real life stories about social entrepreneurs, which will hopefully become part of the first year curriculum at EDI to help inspire the students here. It’s now the back end of week 3 and we’re halfway through the internship. After two weeks of reading, learning and discussing with…
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Jewel of the East: Week 3 at RBI

As we near the halfway point in our internship, we have started to become accustomed to the daily routine at the RBI. Friday evening rolled around, the working week was over and it was time to celebrate the two birthdays in the group. The Wari pilgrimage was making its way through Pune, reducing the city…
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Incredible India

Waking up every morning to the melodious tunes of the birds chirping right outside my window just reminds me how far away from home I really am. The difference in culture is even more obvious during our travel to the SEWA Ni School where we are daily exposed to the crazy traffic of India. The…
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Research Mode in Tanzania

As the aim of our research is to investigate income generating projects so that the Elisabeth Centre can ultimately become self sufficient this week we put our research plans into place and conducted numerous interviews. Research so far has included small conversations with relevant people, as well as a visit to a local internet café and…
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Tata: Week 2

  Week two began with a trip to ‘City Centre 1’ mall in search of internet and food. Negotiations with taxi drivers is a skill that requires some practise and the fluctuations in tariffs reflected this. Chinese was on the menu, consisting of Kung Pow Chicken and fried corn. Access to the internet was more…
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Our bloggers lined up

Meet Our Bloggers

Our Business Champions will be blogging throughout the year about events and opportunities for students to get involved in, as well as their own personal student experience. Find out more about who they are here…

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Indian Immersion: Week Two at RBI

Given the previous week’s laid back approach to work, the RBI interns wondered if the whip would be cracked on our exceptionally flexible backs (thanks to the continued 7am yoga). However, it has become apparent that this internship is really about exploring India and the culture rather than spending hours working in the office. At the…
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Halfway through our Xiamen Adventure

Week two in Xiamen has been just as exceptional as the first. We are just getting used to living here and yet the end already seems to be in sight. Xiamen is still living up to our expectations. The four of us have all immersed ourselves into the culture so well and everybody we have encountered so far has a real…
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Feeling the Heat: Week One in Xiamen

 After travelling for 24 hours, I finally arrived into Xiamen. Xiamen is a beautiful city located on the South East coast of China. As soon as I arrived the other interns and I were out exploring the city (and its vibrant nightlife!). I am currently working with fellow Newcastle student HorngYih at Linde China. Linde…
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