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Overseas Exchange @ IE University (Segovia campus)

Posted on 12 Apr 2018

Jolene Low BSocSc Class of 2018   Hola! I went for exchange at IE University (Segovia campus) during the fall semester; when I share this piece of news with my friends, the most common response I received was that they haven't heard of this city! In my opinion, though this place is small and far from being the bustling city which Singapore is, it is nice and quaint - somewhere I grew to like.   Segovia One of the most interesting things about living in Segovia was living in a UNESCO heritage site itself. Segovia is about an hour away from the Spanish capital of Madrid. It...
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Internship with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Office (UNHCR RO) at Bangkok, Thailand

Posted on 13 Mar 2018

Tan Sze Eng BSocSc Class of 2019 In 25 August 2017, a sudden military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state drove an exodus of Rohingya refugees across into Bangladesh. On 28 August 2018, I started my internship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Office (UNHCR RO) in Bangkok, Thailand. In this post, I will talk about Bangkok’s living environment, my working experience in the UNHCR RO, and end off with some advice for fellow peers who are looking to take up this internship in the near future. Bangkok Land of Smiles and Wires I stayed within Bangkok...
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