Field Notes (Blog)

Posts from September 2011

Embracing Ambivalence

Noted on September 29, 2011 | By Eric Skaar in

Written by Katharina Werner: University of Montana student and IE3 Scholarship recipient interning with Chiatanya in rural India.

Crayons for children10 weeks seemed like a long time when I first arrived in the humidity and chaos of India. Everything stood out to me – the smells, the images, the personal interactions – everything was extreme, exciting, but also shocking. At the end of my time, I barely noticed the things that were so disturbing to me at first, like the stench of animal and human excrement…

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Share My Story: 2004 Alumna Rebecca Stentz

Noted on September 26, 2011 | By Eric Skaar in

Rebecca "Becky" Stentz recently returned to Portland, Oregon after spending more than a year traveling around the world. Becky's current goal is to keep finding unique ways to blend her love of international experiences with a fun career. She is a 2004 Alumna of IE3 who completed a 6 months marketing internship with a Grupo PM in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Becky graduated from Portland State University in 2008 with a Master's in International Management (MIM).

Dancing¡Bienvenidos International Life! To say that my decision to participate in the…

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Noted on September 22, 2011 | By Eric Skaar in

Written by Matthew Coomer: University of Montana student and IE3 Scholarship Recipient interning with Elephant Nature Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

All photos by Matt Coomer.

by Matthew CoomerThe floor is crowded as my friends and I attempt to dance. We’re drunk and it’s too late or early, depending on how you view the time, but the pop remixes of our favorite DJ are irresistible. No matter how I move though, I feel out of step with who I used to be. It’s been…

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Share My Story: 2003 Alumna Antesa Jensen

Noted on September 19, 2011 | By Eric Skaar in

Antesa Jensen now works as a Financial Manager for Nordea in Copenhagen. She is a 2003 IE3 alumna and graduate of the University of Oregon. She interned with Château de Nitray in France during the summer 2003.

delahousseIn 2003 I spent the summer interning as a tour guide at Château de Nitray, a château and vineyard just outside of Tours, France. This was to be my first experience “abroad” and I still remember vividly all of the moments of preparation leading up to my departure: seminars to learn how to…

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A Heartfelt Encounter in Cambodia

Noted on September 15, 2011 | By Eric Skaar in

Written by Lauren Fletcher and featured in Holt International's online blog: Lauren is an Oregon State University student interning with Pathways to Development in Cambodia. To view the original article, click here..

A Holt sponsor meets her sponsored child. A Holt intern meets the children and families she set out to serve.

In the coming months, Oregon State University student Lauren Fletcher will shine the spotlight on our work in Cambodia, as she completes a three-month IE3 global internship with Holt partner organization Pathways to Development. Lauren, a human services major, just arrived…

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