A far-reaching conversation that spans international development travel, responsible tourism, adaptation to climate change, and bad dance moves at a wedding. Susie shares how her 1 year teaching English in France turned into a total of 5 years spent between France, England, India and Malawi.
- Photo: Helping with a reforestation project while working in Malawi
- Susie initially went to France to teach english with the Assistants de langue program
- Studied International Development at Oxford University in England
- In Kerala India, Susie studied social change among the adivasi (Indigenous tribal people- no formal title for the group) who occupied part of the Harrisons Malayalam Ltd rubber plantation
- Found work in Zomba, Malawi via CIDA (now Global Affairs), which connected her with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and in the end worked for LEAD: Leadership for Environment and Development with the Southern and Eastern Africa chapter
- Zomba is a city of 93000 people, Malawi is located in southeastern Africa
- Highly recommends climbing the Mulanje Massif in Malawi