Travel Tips Archive

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.

Ecuador – Emma Coates-Finke (2010)

Emma Coates-Finke is a graduate of Northampton High School and a student at Vassar College. Emma worked in Ecuador teaching English and running a culture and arts-based summer camp in a small indigenous agricultural community. Emma received $1000 from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Read Emma’s travel safety tips: 1) If possible, travel with a buddy or [Continue reading…]

Guatemala – Jen Bishop (2010)

Jen Bishop is a medical student at the University of Colorado. Jen traveled to rural Guatemala where she educated community health workers on improved nutritional practices, early childhood health interventions, etc. Jen received $1500 from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Jen’s travel safety tips: Guatemala is an unbelievably beautiful place with many volcanoes to climb, [Continue reading…]

Kenya – Jackie Mroz (2010)

Jackie Mroz is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Jackie is spending the academic year (2010-2011) in Kenya, interning with the Foundation for Sustainable Development. Jackie received a $2000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Jackie’s travel safety tips: Follow your gut. If something feels unsafe or “not-right”, leave or seek a safer [Continue reading…]

Kenya and Uganda – Katie Fiorella (2010)

Katie Fiorella is a UC Berkeley PhD. student in environmental science and public policy and a Princeton University grad. Thanks to a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation, Katie worked in Uganda and Kenya, exploring the implications of human-wildlife interactions, specifically as they relate to the transmission of disease. Here are Katie’s travel safety tips: [Continue reading…]