Travel Tips Archive

Peru – Rachel Sandler (2009)

Rachel Sandler studied for her MD/MPH at the University of Iowa. Rachel worked on a public health project in Peru for the 2009/2010 school year, a collaboration that was part of Patch Adams’ global initiative to combat childhood malnutrition. Rachel received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Rachel’s travel safety tips: Undoubtedly [Continue reading…]

Ecuador – Bina Valsangkar (2007)

Bina Valsangkar was a medical student at the University of Michigan. Bina is the founder and president of The Quito Project, a non-profit health and education program for the poor in Ecuador. The $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation helped Bina continue her work in Quito. Here are Bina’s travel safety tips: Pickpockets and thieves [Continue reading…]

Ecuador – Stacy Sprando (2008)

Stacy Sprando graduated from Stanford University in March 2008. Her $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation supported her work providing primary health care services as well as psychological and educational support services to young women in Ecuador over a ten month period beginning in September 2008. Here are Stacy’s travel safety tips: Ecuador is a [Continue reading…]

Bolivia – Caitlin Daniel (2006)

Caitlin Daniel graduated from Smith College in May 2006. Caitlin was granted a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation in order to volunteer in La Paz, Bolivia for six months where she worked in a children’s home. Here are Caitlin’s travel safety tips: Avoid traveling at night. Sometimes this is simply not possible because some [Continue reading…]

Cambodia and Ecuador – Tanya Gonzalez (2011)

Tanya Gonzalez is pursuing a medical degree at Howard University.  During the summer 0f 2011, Tanya contributed her medical expertise to under-served populations in both Cambodia (for two weeks) and Ecuador (for six weeks). Tanya’s volunteer work is possible thanks to a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Tanya’s travel safety tips for Cambodia: I found the Cambodian people to be [Continue reading…]

Brazil – Katy Miller (2011)

Katy Miller is a medical student at the University of Iowa. Katy spent the summer working on a human rights project that addresses barriers to care for children with disabilities in Brazil.  Rachel was awarded a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Katy’s travel safety tips: Know the area.  Ask locals which neighborhoods and streets are safe, and [Continue reading…]