Category: Summer Travel Awardees

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...

Michael Williams

I am a native of Detroit and a senior at the University of Michigan in the Honors program for Afroamerican and African Studies. As a Spirit of Detroit Award recipient, I dedicate my academic...

Emma Lawrence

Emma Lawrence

This summer I was in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India, two major cities in an area where millions are threatened by groundwater contamination of arsenic. I learned Bengali, the language spoken in this area...

Kelsey Duinkerken

This past summer I worked at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Centre was started in 2004 as an extension of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which was created in...

Katherine Klaric

Katherine Klaric

I spent this summer in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina as an international teaching fellow with Bosnia Initiatives for Local Development, a youth-orientated educational non-profit active in the Tuzla-Doboj region. I helped implement two summer...

Elizabeth Deschaine

Elizabeth Deschaine

Taking part in The Quito Project, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador in the summer of 2012 with a group of ten University of Michigan undergraduates. At the Luis Raza Bolaños School, we hosted a...