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Joseph Perosky

Joseph Perosky

I will travel to Ghana to aid Dr. Ofosu and the surrounding district hospitals with medical supplies from a humanitarian aid level and to work on sustainable projects for the future, both to increase...

Lydia Cacho

2009, Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho is a journalist, author, feminist and human rights activist. She has spoken out against the abuse of women in Mexico, using the unsolved murders in Ciudad Juárez as a call to action...

Emily E. Bretz

Emily E. Bretz

I will work in Tanzania as an intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). This organization aims to advance the doctrine of political and legal accountability and establish a forum...

David Witte in Argentina 2009

David Witte

The Wallenberg Summer Travel Fellowship allowed me to pair up with “Un Techo para mi pais-Argentina”, an NGO that works in the slums surrounding Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their aim is to provide basic housing...

David Osit

David Osit

I am a filmmaker and undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. Over the course of several months in the summer of 2008, I will be traveling throughout East Africa where I will work...

Ivy Tran

Ivy Tran

The Temple Orphanage program through ELI in Vietnam is designed to help shelter children from the harsh realities of life, even though they have already experienced a little of it. As a volunteer, I...

Ashlea Surles

Ashlea Surles

I spent this summer in Bukhaweka, Uganda—I cannot begin to describe how much the experience has affected the life that I lead and the person I am. It was the most trying and stressful...

Jessica Ott

Jessica Ott

I am a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, working with UNESCO for the summer in Nairobi, Kenya. Part of my work involves working with Jacaranda...

Grace Liu

Grace Liu

In the summer of 2007, I had the fortunate opportunity of participating in a Project Suyana humanitarian/medical volunteer trip to Puno, Peru for five weeks. Project Suyana is a student organization at the University...

Matthew Leslie Santana

Matthew Leslie Santana

I am a third-year student from Miami, Florida pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. I am also active in sexual health-related...