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Don’t pay lip service!

Michaela Crawley, WIP Class 2012, talks about dealing with difference and learning from our SAWIP brothers and sisters.

Living with Kwadwo

Benji Clarke, WIP Class 2012 discusses host family and SAWIP fellow student Kwadwo. The time that I spent with my host family was amongst the best and most memorable of my WIP summer.  I was especially lucky to be staying with a large, diverse group of people: my host parents, their son and daughter, their … Continue reading

Our Challenges

Aisling Fitzgerald reflects on dealing with challenges, and growing through them.

Celebrating, debating and rock n roll by Louise Mackey

Celebrating, debating and rock n roll by Louise Mackey

Every week as a WIPer in DC is a bit insane between discussion panels, work, play and my incessant struggle with my body’s biological need to sleep.  However, my fourth week in DC has proven to be the most challenging. 

John Campion reflects on WIP in New York

John Campion reflects on WIP in New York

This morning in Dublin my sister and her husband welcomed a new 5lb baby girl into our family . Here in Washington, a week in Manhattan has left me feeling not only 5lbs heavier, but also somewhat new. That might explain why, as I hopped onto the shuttle bus from Dupont to the Lombardi Center, … Continue reading

Meeting Mandela – Wilme Verwoerd, WIP 2012

Meeting Mandela – Wilme Verwoerd, WIP 2012

Let me tell you a story. It begins like this. I am Irish and I am also South African. Half and half if you like. I was born in England, grew up in South Africa for 10 years and have lived in Ireland ever since. I like to think of myself as the early experiment … Continue reading