Travel Tips Archive

Europe – Tanyaporn Wansom (2006)

Tanyaporn Wansom is a 2002 graduate of Swarthmore College, now studying medicine at the University of Michigan. Tanya received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation so that she could participate in the Global Health Fellows Program (a health policy internship program) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here are Tanyaporn’s travel safety tips: Although Europe is generally [Continue reading…]

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.

Kenya – Jodi Sebso (2006)

Jodi Sebso completed medical school at the University of Arizona in 2006. Jodi used her $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation to support work in a community clinic in Kenya. Here are Jodi’s travel safety tips: Traveling in Kenya is definitely not for the faint-hearted or those with back problems! Before you go, register with [Continue reading…]

Uganda – Kelly Grafing (2006)

Kelly Grafing was a medical resident in pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in 2006. Kelly used her $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation to support her participation in an elective program in Kampala, Uganda where she provided inpatient care to children with extreme malnourishment and rare diseases. Here are Kelly’s travel safety tips: Make [Continue reading…]

Venezuela – Azita Jacobson (2006)

Azita Jacobson is a graduate student in Public Health at New York Medical College. Azita received a scholarship of $1500 from Sara’s Wish Foundation in order to support her study of the effects of harmful household environmental pollutants on pregnant women in Marcibo, Venezuela. Here are Azita’s travel safety tips: Maraciabo is blistering year round, [Continue reading…]

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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…]

Nigeria – Stephanie Borden (2006)

Stephanie Borden received a Masters in Public Health degree from UC Berkeley. Stephanie was awarded $1000 from Sara’s Wish Foundation in support of her work on a field study in the area of family planning in Benin, Nigeria in 2006. Here are Stephanie’s travel safety tips: While in Nigeria, many of the people I met [Continue reading…]

Ghana – Rachael Bonawitz (2006)

Rachael Bonawitz is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. Rachael received a $1300 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation to support her work as a laboratory researcher in Kumasi, Ghana. Here are Rachael’s travel safety tips: – Try to arrive in daylight – the airport is not necessarily near downtown Accra and trying to charter a [Continue reading…]