2010 Study Abroad Recipients

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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

Laura Bock

James Madison University

Senior, majoring in music education and flute performance

Study abroad: Two weeks in Venezuela with "El Sistemaban acclaimed music education program for the poor

(James Madison University)

Lydia J. Bottoni

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)

Katie Branscomb

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

Nina Carlson

Coe College

Junior, majoring in English and German

Study abroad: 201 0-11 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 lnteramerican University in Heredia, Costa Rica

Satisfying community service: Helping impoverished patients at People's City Mission health clinic, Lincoln, Neb.

Lindsay Epperson

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

Hannah Feig

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 WisconsinEau Claire

Sophomore, nursing major

Study abroad: Two months in Costa Rica, studying its healthcare and culture and Spanish

Ashley Hooper

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)

Michelle lsgut

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.

Jade Keehn

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)

Siobhan Kirkpatrick

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)

Ellen Lubbers

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? …