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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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Shalini – Community Development Research in Washington (Washington, D.C.)

By Shalini Rao My first day as an intern at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. surprised me in the degree to which it fulfilled intern stereotypes: my ‘office’ was an emptied storage closet (cleared out just for me–should I feel honored?) with no windows, limited connectivity to Wi-Fi, and a quiet hum from

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Melissa–Rural Women New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)

For two months this summer, I worked as a research intern at Rural Women New Zealand in Wellington, NZ. It would take a great amount of explaining for someone to fully understand the research project, but basically the goal was to discover what modern rural communities in New Zealand are (their composition, wellbeing, resilience, etc.)

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