Medicine in India – Claire Ostertag-Hill

Looking to gain medical exposure in a culture unlike my own, I decided to intern at the Center for Social Medicine in Loni, India. During the ten weeks of my internship, I obtained a first-hand understanding of the rural Indian medical system and witnessed a wide variety of medical cases, procedures, and treatments I never […]

Birds in the Mangroves – Tyler McFadden

During the summer of 2013, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Honduras to study mangroves and their various ecosystem services. I worked as a technician for the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Project (SWAMP), a global initiative funded by a grant to the Center for International Forestry Research from the United States Agency […]

Facing Fear – Alejandra Márquez Loza

Fear is temporary, but regret is forever. That was the slogan for the Bloukrans bungee jumping advertisements that got me to go for it. Prior to arriving, I did not think I would actually jump off the highest bungee in the world. Once there, however, I thought back to all my early fears of what […]

The Emerald Isle – Emily Mangan

Practicing veterinary medicine has been my desire since before I began to understand the implications and the determination I would need to achieve that goal. My passion for medicine started young, and its roots are deep. My stuffed animals received a plethora of veterinary assistance from tiny hands, which used toy syringes of make-believe medicine, […]

Natural Resource Management in Madagascar – Kimberley Preston

I am a junior in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences pursuing the International Degree, and for nearly four months, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madagascar through the School for International Training’s (SIT) Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management program. I spent the first month living with an urban host family in the south of […]

African Wildlife Management – Kasey Moore

After completing a term in East Africa with The School for Field Studies’ wildlife management  program, I can say that every minute of the experience lived up to my hopes and expectations. I now understand why SFS is one of the leading study abroad programs for learning about current environmental issues and gaining hands-on experience […]

Nanomaterial Hazards – Joseph Pryor

For the last two years, I have been working in Dr. Stacey Harper’s laboratory researching the adverse effects of dendrimers. Dendrimers are well-defined, polymeric nanomaterials that are currently being investigated for biomedical applications like medical imaging, gene therapy, and tissue-targeted therapy. The project I have been working on examines the toxicity of twelve dendrimers. This […]

Building Hopes & Homes – Sam Settelmeyer

June 24th, 2013 saw nine Honors College students, one instructor, and one student advisor all on a train traveling across the Hungarian countryside to Cluj, Romania. They definitely did not fit in, as the collection of bulging luggage, miscellaneous food, and characteristically loud “American” conversations caught the eyes and ears of every local on the […]