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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...

Priscila Bercea

Priscila Bercea

This past summer I spent 3 months working as a field intern in the Isiolo District of Kenya for the nonprofit organization Global Health Network International (GHNI). After previously volunteering with GHNI in the...

Anoud Allouzi

Anoud Allouzi

I spent my summer interning at Mizan Law Group for Human Rights in Amman-Jordan. This internship was my first experience working with Human Rights. Mizan focuses on three categories of disadvantaged people in the...

Melissa Allan

Melissa Allan

I traveled to Manjushri Di-Chen Buddhist Learning Center (MDBLC), a school for young Tibetan Buddhist monks in Pharping, Nepal to assist the staff in implementing an interactive health education and hygiene campaign. MDBLC’s vision...