Category: Summer Travel Awardees

The Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award allows selected students to take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world.

Amanvir with girls at a Sri Lanka orphanage

Amanvir Mandair

From May 16 to June 26 this summer, I travelled to the Grace Care Center (GCC) girl’s orphanage in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The purpose of my project there was to aid a group of...

Kaylla farming with villagers in India

Kaylla Cantilina

In the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to travel to Dolatpura, a small rural farming village in Gujarat, India, to work with local women to build cleaner, more efficient cook stoves. I...

Alexander and children from an Afro-Ecuadorian community

Alexander Goggins

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend some time living in local Afro-Ecuadorian communities in northern Ecuador. During this time, I worked on the research project of a Ph.D. candidate and conducted...

Lawrence in the lab

Lawrence Lee

This summer, I worked with Epicentre, the research organization of Doctors Without Borders in Jordan at a reconstructive surgical hospital which serves victims of conflict from Iraq, Yemen, Gaza, and Syria. Since the hospital’s...

Maggie with children from Peru

Maggie Shope

Over the summer, I volunteered through a program called UBELONG as a physical education teacher at a strictly Spanish-speaking elementary school in Cusco, Peru for 7 weeks. My responsibilities were not clearly defined, so...

John Shaver

Nursing “I have been privileged to spend the last several weeks working with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) here in South Africa. I, along with another student from the University of Michigan, am...

Watching the Bayreuth Summer Solstice bonfire with some newly arrived refugees

Molly Green

My internship was at the International Center at the University of Bayreuth in Bayreuth, Germany along with the Transkulturelle Kompetenz und Gesundheit (TKG) Projekt, Refugee Housing Centers and the City of Bayreuth. The mission...

Jennifer Bourlier

Jennifer Bourlier

Computer Science This summer I was given the opportunity to work with an organization called Hogar CREA in Costa Rica. I worked with boys aged 10-18 that have had previous problems with drugs. As...

Jesse Contreras

Jesse Contreras

Master’s Student, Public Health in Global Health Epidemiology I spent this summer leading a study in central Mexico on the association between exposure to untreated wastewater and diarrheal disease in children under five years...

Katherine Finn

Katherine Finn

Ph.D. Candidate, Nursing I had the opportunity to spend two months in Kampala, Uganda working with a multi-disciplinary research collaboration called Global Health Uganda. I joined an established study, led by professors from the...