Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants help undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their disciplines by venturing afield. This year, more than 200 applicants competed for 45 $1,000 grants. Including 2010, 363 students have earned Study Abroad Grants totaling $363,000 since the program began in 2001.
Lauren Kathryne Auer
University of Southern Mississippi Junior, biology major Study abroad: Two weeks in Belize and Guatemala learning about tropical ecosystems Career objective: How natural medicine and nutrition impact the immune system
James Madison University Senior, majoring in music education and flute performance Study abroad: Two weeks in Venezuela with "El Sistema," an acclaimed music education program for the poor
(James Madison University)
Lydia J. Bottom
Ohio Northern University Senior, majoring in English and professional writing Study abroad: Two weeks at University of Cambridge International Shakespeare Summer School
(Ohio Northern University)
University of Georgia Senior, majoring in anthropology and economics Study abroad: A month shadowing medical anthropologists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and attending anthropology field school in New Delhi, India
Coe College Junior, majoring in English and German Study abroad: 2010-11 academic year in Landau, Germany, pursuing German language and culture and researching two Holocaust victims from Landau
Clayton D. Damme
Nebraska Wesleyan University Sophomore, majoring in pre-medicine and Spanish Study abroad: Six weeks of Spanish courses at Interamerican University in Heredia, Costa Rica Satisfying community service: Helping impoverished patients at People's City Mission health clinic, Lincoln, Neb.
Brigham Young University Senior, nursing major Study abroad: Healthcare in Ghana for a month
(Brigham Young University)
Christopher J. Farmakis
Youngstown State University Junior, biology major Study abroad: A month in Alajuela, Costa Rica, increasing fluency in medical Spanish and learning about healthcare issues
University of South Florida Junior, majoring in environmental science and anthropology Study abroad: Spring 2011 in Senegal, analyzing its environmental and health challenges, increasing fluency in French, and learning Wolof
T. Benjamin Fischer
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sophomore, nursing major Study abroad: Two months in Costa Rica, studying its healthcare and culture and Spanish
East Carolina University Junior, majoring in history and German Study abroad: 2010-11 academic year in Leipzig, Germany, studying German language and history Fantasy career: Ambassador
(East Carolina University)
University of Florida Senior, education major Study abroad: Six weeks in Seville, Spain, coursework for Spanish minor Question not asked you want to answer: Little-known fact about me? I was the tuba section leader in my high school band.
Ellen F. Jackson
Miami University Senior, psychology major Study abroad: Investigated parenting in India May through July for senior thesis comparing practices there with those in the U.S.
University of Nevada-Reno Junior, majoring in wildlife ecology and conservation Study abroad: Fall in San Roman, Costa Rica, learning about tropical ecology and plant taxonomy
(University of Nevada-Reno)
University of Montana Senior, majoring in organismal and ecological biology Study abroad: Worked last summer at the Esther Honey Foundation, a nonprofit animal protection organization in the Cook Islands Career objective: Veterinarian
(University of Montana)
Ohio University Sophomore, majoring in biological sciences Study abroad: Fall semester in Denmark taking classes Satisfying community service: Montana de Luz, a home for children with HIV/AIDS in Honduras Question not asked you want to answer: Other pursuits? …