Category: Summer Travel Awardees

Randy Dowding

Master’s Student in Public Health and Master’s in Social Work My summer internship involved placement at CAPRISA (Centre for AIDS Programme Research In South Africa), Durban, South Africa from May thru August. I was...

Hea Jun Oh

Major: Nursing This summer I was given the opportunity to go to the Philippines and provide the children there with basic health education. I worked with University of Bohol Grade School and Sandingan Shema...

Harish Kilaru

Major: Health Policy and Community Development Last summer, I spent five weeks in southern India with Rural Innovations in Medical Engineering (RIME). I founded RIME at the beginning of my sophomore year with the...

Dana Del Vecchio

Major: Honors Program for Arabic Studies This past year, I was fortunate enough to extend my internship at International Relief in Development (IRD) in Amman, Jordan due to the Wallenberg Summer Service Award. As...

Nour Soubani

Major: International Studies and American Culture This summer, through the Wallenberg grant and others, we launched QUWA, a self-defense and trauma therapy program for Syrian women refugees in Turkey. QUWA seeks to build peace...

Lucy Zhao

Lucy Zhao

I spent my summer with The Kenya Project, a program I started my freshman year that brings an interdisciplinary group of University of Michigan undergraduates to Kithoka, Kenya to partner with locals to start...

Layne Vandenberg

This past June, I traveled to Meru, Kenya to continue working on a grassroots, social entrepreneurship and human-centered design experiment called “The Kithoka Soap Initiative” (TKSI). I originally laid the foundation for TKSI in...

Paul Stromberg

This summer I worked for an Indigenous radio station in Guatemala. During this trip I used my experience at WCBN to help this station update much of its equipment. All of this station’s equipment...

Carolina Fuentes Diego

This summer I had the opportunity to live in Berlin, Germany. I worked with Allegro Grundschule, an elementary school near central Berlin. I assisted with classes and homework through the end of the school...

Kaylee VanDommelen

Kaylee VanDommelen

This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to go abroad to Tanzania with World Endeavors. I lived with a host family in the city of Arusha and worked at Tengeru Hospital. Living with...