2017 Team Blogs
Recent Team Blogposts
Each SAWIP team member writes their own personal blog to capture their experience. Read the most recent team blog entries below, or browse by team member by selecting their name from the menu. And please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!
I think more often than not we focus on diversity only in terms of race and other identifiers, which is a very valid way to think of it; but recently, especially as a result of being on the SAWIP journey and also in the international context, I have been learning the...Read more
I want to share my experience in Washington DC thus far, there is so much to share and I don’t know where to begin. I postponed this blog with the hope of being able to package it all better later. I couldn’t find the perfect way to package everything. I...Read more
Upon arriving in the United States, I already knew that this journey will certainly change me. It will definitely at times be challenging, and it will without a doubt be rewarding and it will be undeniably fun. Learning and experiencing another culture is a privilege....Read more
Drawing Parallels between South Africa and the United States of America. Part of my journey before Washington DC’s arrival was to learn, understand and analyze the different cultures as well as to compare and find similarities in some of the challenges we are facing...Read more
The past week has been so challenging for me, I started my professional work exposure at a television and radio network that covers U.S political events. The organisation is right in the heart of Capitol Hill and is like no other television and radio network and what...Read more
I had a very difficult time trying to describe and best encapsulate the feelings I had coming to America, for so long it felt like a distant destination, an abstract idea, but the day came, when I had to pack my bags, say goodbye to loved ones, and leave all my...Read more
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