Category: Summer Travel Awardees

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...

Colin Yee

Colin Yee

With the support of a Wallenberg International Summer Travel Award, I was able to work with Tiyatien Health, a grassroots community health organization in Zwedru, Liberia. Tiyatien Health implements an innovative community health worker...

Nicholas Gutschow

Nicholas Gutschow

I spent part of my summer in Kenya working on clean drinking and hand washing water treatment, storage, and distribution systems in a series of rural primary schools in Kenya. A few years ago...

Tara Clancy

Tara Clancy

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...

Alex O'Dell

Alex O’Dell

I continued my work this summer into the Fall of 2011. I am focused on filling the gaps in tuberculosis patient care in India by utilizing locally appropriate communication technologies. I am based in...