Travel Tips Archive

Haiti – Jane Park (2012)

  Jane Park, . Here are Jane Park’s travel safety tips: First off, general safety tips.  Register with the American Embassy.  You can do this online or by fax.  Travel with at least one other person when possible, or at least let people know where you are when you’re out.  Plan in advance, including for [Continue reading…]

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Peru – Anna Kirsch (2012)

Anna Kirsch, is a medical student at Georgia Health Sciences University.  Anna (Mariah) worked in Peru during the summer of 2012, leading a research team that is assessing the impact of cancer initiatives by a local clinic in the Andes.  Mariah received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Anna’s travel safety tips: Peru has become a [Continue reading…]

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…]

Ecuador – Gwen Niekamp (2012)

Gwen Niekamp, graduated from Vassar College.  Gwen volunteered this summer at the summer camp in Ecuador founded by another SWF recipient,   Emma Coates-Finke.  Gwen received a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Gwen’s travel safety tips: Before you go, learn as much as you can about your destination—both the country as a whole [Continue reading…]

Malawi – Kelli Wong (2012)

Kelli Wong, graduated from Colgate University and received her medical degree from Tulane.  Now in her residency in pediatrics, Kelly spent a month in Malawi providing medical care to HIV positive children.  Kelly received a $1500 scholarship from  Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Kelli’s travel safety tips: Always let someone know where you are going, how you are traveling, [Continue reading…]

Argentina – Kimberly Ellenson (2012)

Kimberly Ellenson, is a graduate of Cornell University.  Kimberly is living in Argentina for six months, where she is volunteering with the Foundation for Sustainable Development and focusing on increasing access to health care for impoverished citizens.  Kimberly received a $1500 scholarship  from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Kimberly’s travel safety tips: The Argentine Northwest is replete [Continue reading…]

Kenya – Mariah Hennen (2012)

Mariah Hennen, is a student at Kalamazoo College. Mariah spent the summer of 2012 in Kenya where she is worked with The Umoja Project, developing a palliative care program for vulnerable children.  Mariah received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Mariah’s travel safety tips: Kenya touched my inner-soul and left there a mark that [Continue reading…]

Malawi – Yuen Ho (2012)

Yuen Ho, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, where she majored in economics.  Yuen worked in Malawi this the 2012 summer, interning with a non-profit organization to help develop leadership programs for youth.  Yuen received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Yuen Ho’s travel safety tips: First and foremost, Malawi lives up to its name as [Continue reading…]