I'm Chris Norwood! I recently graduated from Pitzer College majoring in Biology. I am currently teaching as a Fulbright grant recipient under the U.S. Department of State education and international diplomacy program in Malaysia. I have a passion for music, videography, and international healthcare. 

christopher.norwood@fulbrightmail.org

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November 24, 2017

 

Leaving the dizzy web of interchanges and skyscrapers, I find myself headed East toward the winding toll roads and tunnels crossing the Titiwangsa mountain range. Through Lok Yew Street of the old China town, Bentong, and down a windy two-lane road, I pass the first M...

September 28, 2017

I just returned from a quick holiday to Sri Lanka. We started out in the capital of Colombo and took the slow train to the Ceylon tea highlands of Nuwara Eliya. After tasting our fair share of Ceylon tea, we returned to the cultural capital of Sri Lanka in Kandy (where...

September 25, 2017

Selamat Pagi, Good morning, as I continue into the final two months of my Fulbright grant, I realized I never posted in detail about day to day school life in Malaysia. School days at SMK Mahmud start with assembly at 7:40AM, and the day is split up into 30 minute peri...

September 20, 2017

On school holiday, I just returned from an amazing week hitting three major capital cities of Asia. My mom flew into Tokyo to start our whirlwind tour. The aesthetics of Tokyo are mesmerizing, simultaneously fast paced and precisely organized. One of the most impactful...

September 10, 2017

On a recent school holiday I had the opportunity to travel to Laos. Laos is a landlocked mountainous country about a 3 hour flight North of Malaysia. From my travels on school holidays this past year Laos has been my absolute favorite. We arrived in Luang Prabang an an...

August 18, 2017

I got to attend my very first Malaysian Wedding! Asfah, the school mentor of Noah (my housemate) recently got married. We travelled to her hometown in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, about six hours north of Raub. The ceremony was an open photo event. Asfah and her husband Faiz...

July 31, 2017

Selamat Hari Raya! We completed a month full of fasting, bazaars (Ramadan market), and iftar (breaking fast at sunset) for Ramadan. This month I joined my teachers and fellow students for fasting, which meant no food or water from sunrise to sunset. After school w...

July 11, 2017

I cannot believe we have already reached the halfway point of the grant! For midyear programming with MACEE (Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange) we all met back in the capital city Kuala Lumpur for meetings including a discussion on cross-cultural un...

May 24, 2017

The halls have grown quiet for the past three weeks as students are currently taking their mid-year examinations. Examinations are extremely important in the Malaysian school system as they provide the sole means of assessment and evaluation. For students the first hal...

May 23, 2017


Recently I took a group of 5 students to a social entrepreneurship camp in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia hosted by the United States Embassy. The camp is called CLICK! 6.0 and is a social entrepreneurship program for teenagers. It aims to equip them with social entreprene...

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