Category: Summer Travel Awardees

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...

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...