September 2016 – Barger Leadership Institute

Month: September 2016

Pantanal Partnership Solar Team – Mato Grosso, Brazil

By Ava Landgraf Pantanal’s Solar Project Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world, where Pantanal Partnership travels to implement sustainable technology. Shift in Leadership Perspective While in Brazil I learned that culture plays a big part on roles, especially in terms of gender. In the community where we installed the solar-powered refrigerator, women were …

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Romina – UBELONG (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

By Romina Potter This past May, I taught English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for four weeks through a non-profit called UBELONG. This was my second time volunteering through UBELONG because I sincerely ascribe to its service philosophy, with its deep commitment to long term initiatives, for a lasting impact that is achieved through a sustained …

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Julia Snider – Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, the Netherlands

By Julia Snider With the help of the BLI Global Scholarship, I was able to spend six weeks of this past summer studying abroad–five of those weeks were in Copenhagen, plus a week-long class field trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This was my first time in the Eastern Hemisphere, and I’m happy to say I returned home …

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Brian – Institute for Economics and Peace (Sydney, Australia)

By Brian Lee I was interning for the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). They are a not for a profit think tank that tries to measure peace in the world by developing a global peace index. In the organization, I was doing some in-house consulting for a philanthropist that wanted to measure the cost-effectiveness …

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Kate – Squirrel Financial Wellbeing (London, England)

By By Kate Marciniak This summer I was an employer engagement intern at a financial technology startup company called Squirrel in London, England for two months. The team consisted of about 10 people which was very unique in that I had direct contact with every ‘department’ of the company within one room. I was given …

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Darian Razdar – Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, Japan

By Darian Razdar Early this summer (well, technically spring), I had the opportunity to travel to four of the largest cities in the nation of Japan.  Specifically: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto and Hiroshima.  During the month of May, I traveled between these cities with a class from the University of Michigan, investigating postwar cultures of Japan. …

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