Travel Tips Archive

India – Victoria Larsen (2013)

One of the best pieces of advice I can offer for safe travel, whether it be in a neighboring town or an unexplored corner of the world, is to always have a travel plan. Books and movies love to romanticize the idea of spontaneity. More often than not, characters jump into extravagant travel adventures on [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Asia.

Viet Nam – Lan Ngo (2013)

Travel Tips For Vietnam 1. On three different occasions, strangers have grabbed at my body before. Luckily, nothing else happened. Be prepared to yell back, but I would not advise attacking or hitting anyone if you are sexually harassed in this way, as violence in fights can escalate very quickly in Vietnam. 2. Avoid extravagance. [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Asia.

Nepal – Briana Cranmer (2012)

Briana Cranmer, is a medical student at the University of Arizona.  During the summer of 2012, Briana worked in Nepal, providing direct health services in small villages as part of the Village Volunteer Program.  Briana received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Briana’s travel safety tips: Preparation to leave: Register with the U.S. Embassy Schedule [Continue reading…]

India – Ruju Rai (2011)

Ruju Rai, a medical student at Boston University Ruju, spent six months in India volunteering with the “Unite for Sight” organization which works to eliminate preventable blindness among people who live in extreme poverty. Ruju was awarded the Inga Tocher scholarship for 2011 in the amount of $1750 from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Ruju’s travel [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2011, Asia.

India – Ericka Schnitzer (2000)

Ericka Schnitzer applied for her scholarship while pursuing a MA/PhD degree at the Divinity School at the Unversity of Chicago. Ericka attended a Hindi language immersion program in Rajasthan, India, during the fall of 2000. While in India Ericka worked with a group of children on art projects aimed at gaining an understanding of their [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2000, Asia.

Philippines – Jeanette Heinrichs (2001)

Jeanette Heinrichs was pursuing a dissertation in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001. The $1000 Jeanette received from Sara’s Wish Foundation helped to defray the costs of her trip to The Philippines where she engaged in field research studying the efforts of Filipina women to combat the global trafficking of women. Here are [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2001, Asia.

India – Elizabeth Parsons (2001)

Elizabeth Parsons, was medical student at Duke University when she was awarded a scholarship of $1500, to support her participation in an expedition to bring medical care to a Tibetan refugee population in India this past summer. Here are Elizabeth’s travel safety tips: When traveling in the mountains, hire drivers who live in the mountain [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2001, Asia.

Thailand – Jaime Moo-Young (2006)

Jaime Moo-Young studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Jaime is spending a year in Bangkok, Thailand studying barriers to health care services among the poor. Jaime received a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Jaime’s travel safety tips: Transportation Safety In Bangkok, the easiest [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2006, Asia.

India – Rachel Meeker (2010)

Rachel Meeker received both her bachelors and masters degrees from UC Riverside in sociology and religious studies. Rachel worked in India with the Child Leader Project, focusing on higher education for disadvantaged youth. Rachel received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Rachel’s travel safety tips: When traveling with a group, the most [Continue reading…]

Posted on November 7, 2012, in 2010, Asia.