John Simpson

Age: 29
Home Town: Seattle, Washington
Education: Masters in Education, Seattle University; BA in Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
Specific Field Interests: International Education, International Development, Cultural Affiars, Public Diplomacy
Placement: iMerit, Kolkata
Area of Focus: Social Enterprise

Highlights: John's interest in international education began six years ago when he took his first teaching job in Piedmont, Italy. Since then, teaching internationally has taken him to five different continents, allowing him to pick up small amounts of various languages along the way. Having most recently completed an English Language Fellowship with the US State Department in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, John is excited to begin his journey as an educator and trainer with AIF in Kolkata. In 2013/2014, John taught English composition and critical thinking skills to young women from all over Asia at the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. This increased his interest in working in South Asia and learning Bengali. When not found teaching in the classroom, John can be found reading, playing cello, swimming, writing, eating potentially dangerous street food, and hiking.

Posts by johnsimpson

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Audio-transcription at the Welfare Society for the Blind, Calcutta

One of the great things about my job is that every now and then I […]

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Impact Stories: CrowdFlower Contributors at iMerit, Kolkata

This post is to highlight some of the stories of the incredible women that I […]

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Analyzing Sentiment in Metiabruz, Kolkata: What Training Looks Like at iMerit

I catch the 42B bus from Lake Gardens to Metiabruz in the morning, feeling every […]

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Trains, Rickshaws & Jeeps: Calcutta to Darjeeling

“The train can reassure you in awful places – a far cry from the anxious […]

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Gorum Gorum Chai in an REI Campware Cup

“Calcutta is like no other city in India. Give a third-world look to London, spray […]

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Morning Bus to Garia

I woke up at 7am, then hit the snooze button on my phone to go […]

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