SIT Study Abroad alumni reap fellowships, awards

Announcement Date: May 1, 2019

School for International Training is extremely proud of the many alumni from our study abroad programs who have gone on to receive scholarships, fellowships, and other recognition this year. This list keeps growing, so check this space often!

Caleb Archuleta
Rollins College
Fall 2016 Morocco: Migration and Transnational Studies
Fulbright Fellow

Valeria Alvarado
Villanova University
Spring 2017 Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding
Fall 2016 Serbia, Bosnia & Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans
Fulbright Fellow

Alexis Barab
Scripps College
Spring 2017 Spring 2012 India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action
Fulbright Fellow working and researching with her Independent Study Project study site and organizations in India

Karina Barbesino
Rollins College
Fall 2017 China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fulbright Fellow

Brittany Bondi
Gettysburg College
Fall 2017 Mongolia: Nomadism, Geopolitics, and the Environment
Fulbright Fellow to Mongolia

Francis Commercon
Colorado State University
Fall 15 China: Health, Environment and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fulbright Fellow in 2018 to conduct research in China this year

Samsara Davalos
Trinity University
Spring 2018 Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to Colombia

Theresa Dinh
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fall 2017 Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development
Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship in Taiwan

Emmanuel Duran
Middlebury College
2018 spring Morocco: Migration & Transnational Identity
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to work in Morocco

Kate Knight
Rollins College
Fall 2017 Jordan: Refugees, Health, and Humanitarian Action
Fulbright Fellow

Chloe King
George Washington University
Spring 2017 Indonesia: Arts, Religion and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to research sustainable tourism initiatives in Wakatobi National Park

Eli Laban
Temple University
Fall 2016 Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media
Fulbright Arts Fellow to Nicaragua for a filmmaking project, “Using Media to Preserve the Language and Culture of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast”

Blake Lapin
Claremont McKenna College
Fall 2017 Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to Indonesia

Cynthia Melendez
Colgate University
Spring 2018 Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to Colombia

Tayla Moore
Tulane University
Spring 2018 India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action
Fulbright Fellow working and researching with her Independent Study Project study site and organization in India

Mason Polk
Pitzer College
Fall 2017 China: Health, Environment and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Fulbright Fellow to teach English in Taiwan

Stephanie Ramos
DePauw University
Spring 2018 Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to Paraguay

Henry Shuldiner
Hamilton College
Spring 2018 Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to Colombia

Madison Wrobley
University of Washington in St. Louis
Spring 2018 Nepal: Development and Social Change
Fulbright Fellow to conduct research in Nepal

Matthew Zarenkiewicz
Villanova University
Spring 2016 Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans
Fulbright Fellowship returning to Serbia to research LGBTQ activism and strategies (based on his SIT independent research)


Oberlin College LogoSara Chang
Oberlin College
Spring 18 China: Health, Environment and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shansi fellowship in Machida, Japan for the next two years after graduation. The Oberlin Shansi Prize recognizes the work of a graduating senior that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of an aspect of Asia and is based on the values of mutual understanding, respect and learning.


University of Rochester LogoSara Crane
University of Rochester
Fall 2018 Indonesia: Arts, Religion and Social Change
First place, Social Sciences category, Undergraduate Writing Colloquium Contest: “Mental Health Care in Bali: On and Off the Record”


Photo - Andrea DickmeyerAndrea Dickmeyer
Hamilton College
Spring 2018 Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples
2019 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to research “Nature-Based Therapeutic Programs and Mental Well-Being” in Australia, Norway, Hungary and Japan


Wake Forest University LogoElizabeth Dicus
Wake Forest College
Fall 2018 Nepal: Development and Social Change
Richter Scholarship to conduct independent research in Nepal


Logo - Leland Stanford Jr UniversityCody Eaton
Tufts University
Fall 2017 Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change
American Voices Fellowship, a research initiative of Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Economic Inequality


American University in Cairo United Presidential Associates Program LogoNadia Farajallah
Temple University
Spring 2018 Jordan: Geopolitics and the Future of the Middle East
American University in Cairo United Presidential Associates Program


Boren Scholarship LogoJames Fennessey
Dennison University
Spring 2018 Jordan: Geopolitics and the Future of the Middle East
Boren Scholarship to return to Jordan


Photo - Karinna GerhardtKarinna Gerhardt
Macalester College
Spring 2019 Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East
Truman Scholar


Boren Scholarship LogoJonathan (Caleb) Harper
Vanderbilt University
Spring 2018 Jordan: Geopolitics and the Future of the Middle East
Boren Scholarship to return to Jordan


Goldsmith Adams Research Award LogoPeter Jacobson
Bowdoin College
Fall 2018 Nepal: Development and Social Change
Bowdoin Goldsmith Adams Research Fellowship to participate in an 8-week intensive Nepali language program at Rangjung Yeshe Institute of Kathmandu University


Barry Goldwater Scholarship LogoDanielle Kulick
Tulane University
Spring 2019 Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Barry Goldwater Scholarship


Logo - Peace CorpMelanie Lippert
University of Richmond
Spring 2018 Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
U.S. Peace Corps to Senegal


The Beinecke Scholarship LogoAngela Leocata
Harvard University
Spring 2017 China: Health, Environment and Traditional Chinese Medicine
One of 20 U.S. recipients and the only student nominated by Harvard to receive a Beinecke grant for her PhD program


Boren Scholarship LogoLauren Newman
University of Mississippi
Spring 2018 Jordan: Geopolitics and the Future of the Middle East
Boren scholarship to conduct research in Morocco


Photo - Audrey PopeAudrey Pope
Fall 2018 Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Vanderbilt University
Published research, Futureofsex.net: “What I Learned About Humanity as a Sexbot Researcher


American University in Cairo United Presidential Associates Program LogoRamya Prabhakar
Johns Hopkins University
Spring 2018 Jordan: Geopolitics and the Future of the Middle East
American University in Cairo United Presidential Associates Program


Ramoja Network LogoRara Reins
University of Georgia
Fall 2017 Uganda: Global Development Studies
Global Ambassador for the Pamoja Network, a new youth-driven social enterprise connecting young leaders throughout Africa and the Diaspora in driving positive change throughout the African continent


Davis Projects for Peace Award LogoPatrick Robinson
University of Virginia
Spring 2018 Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages
Davis Projects for Peace Award to return to Ecuador to research community resistance against extractivism