International CARS Project at UNCG
Dr. Nancy Hodges and Dr. Kittichai Watchravesringkan have been working, this semester, with a literally global classroom. One Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies class has been participating in an International Apparel Branding Project with Dr. Chompunuch Punyapiroje, with Burapha University (BU), and BU students in Thailand. Dr. Hodges, Dr. Watchravesringkan and Dr. Punyapiroje utilized technology in the classroom by arranging class periods to allow for live video conferencing.
The project was designed to provide students with the opportunity to work with fellow UNCG students in a cross-country collaboration with students at Burapha University. Students used an online social network (multiply.com, similar to Facebook), to communicate with each other and share their work. The project introduced global industry based experiences into the learning environment through cross-cultural contact as students worked together to
develop a brand strategy.
Students utilized their critical thinking skills to strategize about introducing an apparel brand into a foreign market and hone their problem-solving and research skills to analyze the best way to achieve a successful introduction of the brand into this market. Students were organized into groups (5 at UNCG and 5 at Burapha University) and assigned a clothing brand. UNCG students worked with a U.S. brand that had not yet been introduced to the Thai market, and BU students worked with a Thai brand that had not yet been introduced to the U.S. market. The goal of the project was to work together to develop an overall strategy to introduce the brands into their foreign markets. Most importantly, though, the students interacted via video conferencing, with their colleagues across the world. They presented their ideas for the project to their colleagues, and discussed ways to go forward with it, face to face.
The project has been very well received from both students and faculty, at both institutions, and there are plans to provide a similar project again in the fall of 2009. Dr. Watchravesringkan has noted that many CARS students remained in the classroom, after class was over, on days of VDO presentations (more than 50%), to talk about the projects. Dr. Watchravesringkan saw that the students were excited to learn about their colleagues from different culture. Undergraduate students from Burapha Univeristy have been inspired to pursue their Master’s degrees in CARS and have been working on their applications, perhaps to UNCG.
This project is an exciting example of the ways that technology can be used at UNCG to ensure that every student, professor, and class can have an international experience.
The International Apparel Branding Project was funded, in part, by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Higher Education Challenge Grant, for which Dr. Nancy Hodges is a project director, and also by the School of Human Environmental Sciences Technology Grant.
Award for UNCG's Center for New North Carolinians
--by Tom Martinek Jr.
Dr. Raleigh Bailey with Sara Carpenter Clark
During the NCAIE conference (held at UNCG on March 13) Dr. Raleigh Bailey accepted the NCAIE Institutional Award on behalf of UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC). The award is presented to institutions whose international programming is exemplary, outstanding, and unique.
UNCG’s former Chancellor Patricia Sullivan created the "Task Force on Outreach to New North Carolinians" in 1997 after a major influx in immigrants began settling in North Carolina. Out of the work of this task force, the Center grew and was established as The Center for New North Carolinians in 2001 aiming to provide research, training, and evaluation of immigrant issues in North Carolina.
The Center is designed to build upon UNCG’s historic commitment to special populations and is placed in the School of Human Environmental Sciences because of its long standing national reputation in addressing human issues through its various departmental programs.
One of the core programs CNNC has developed is the Glen Haven Community Development Center. It represents one of several development centers established in Greensboro that provide community programming and support services to immigrant and refugee communities. These centers partner with other community agencies. In addition, the centers provide a link between refugee and immigrant families and the University community.
CNNC subsumed the pre-existing AmeriCorps ACCESS Project that was begun in 1994 by the Center’s first (and current) director, Raleigh Bailey. The AmeriCorps ACCESS Project, a domestic Peace Corps national service initiative funded by the federal government and local partners, has had as its mission to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities in North Carolina.
Additional core programs include the Interpreter ACCESS Project--providing professional interpreter training to interpreters across the state. The Immigrant Health ACCESS Project has provided cross-cultural health services to immigrants in Guilford County.
In addition to these core programs, there are a multitude of other projects and services provided. The Center is also about to embark on a new United Way initiative. Dr. Penelope Pynes commented on how important the work is that they do:
“Greensboro is one of the fastest growing refugee settlement areas in the U.S. The Center’s work is crucial for these new North Carolinians, and as we seek new international partners, we often highlight the Center and its work as an example of our strong commitment to community engagement.”
It was with great pleasure that NCAIE awarded the Center for New North Carolinians, and it was with pride that the Director, and founder, of the Center for New North Carolinians, Raleigh Bailey, accepted the award.
The Center for New North Carolinians is housed in the HES Building. For more information visit their website: http://cnnc.uncg.edu/
North Carolina Association of International Educators Conference at UNCG
On March 13, UNCG proudly hosted the North Carolina Association of International Educators (NCAIE) annual conference. IPC’s very own Tom Martinek Jr., Chair Elect of NCAIE, worked to organize the conference and to make it a success. NCAIE is a professional organization of over 600 administrators, educators and community volunteers, committed to promoting the cause of international education in our state.
Michael Elliott and Tom Martinek Jr. with Audrey Womack
Approximately 115 people attended the conference, from all over North Carolina, and we were pleased to welcome all of them, especially in light of the current economic situation. Normally a two-day event, this year’s conference was condensed into one day and included professional development workshops on immigration and foreign credentials.
Dr. Penelope Pynes welcomed the participants to UNCG, and in her opening speech thanked them for all that they do for international education: “You are in a field that requires complete dedication. You are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and your work is crucial to international education. We all thank you for your hard work.”
Tom Martinek Jr. presents award to Dr. Raleigh Bailey
Individual sessions covered a wide range of topics representing all areas of international education. Norma Velazquez, Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services at UNCG, co-presented a professional development workshop on F-1 visa regulations. Madge Hubbard, Director of UNCEP, presented a session on balancing administrative duties and student services while avoiding staff burnout. Heidi Fischer, the Coordinator for International Student Services in the Bryan School, presented a session on her longitudinal study and learning outcomes of UNCG’s exchange programs.
Judy Case, the Director of Administration at UNC Charlotte, received the Martha Fitch Trigonis Individual Award, named after UNCG’s Martha Trigonis, who served in various capacities at UNCG. The award is given each year to an individual who shows excellence in the field of international education and has made contributions at the state, regional, and often at the national levels. This award was especially significant as Judy and Martha first met each other when both were students at UNC-Charlotte.
UNCG’s Center for North Carolinians was the proud recipient of the conference’s Institutional Award, recognizing the Center’s outreach and commitment to the immigrant and refugee community in North Carolina. The Center’s programs also serve as a vital link between immigrants and refugees and the UNCG community. (Please read our separate article about the Center here: /enewsworthy/....)
Audrey Womack of Piedmont International Fellowship was presented with the Volunteer Award for her work with the international student community throughout the Greensboro area. Audrey has been actively involved with international students from all area colleges and universities for over 11 years. Audrey’s efforts include organizing excursions, field trips, English language programs, home gatherings, and meals. Over the years she has developed many long term friendships with the students she has served.
We would like to congratulate Judy Case, Audrey Womack, and UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians for the awards they received, and wish them the best for their future endeavors.
The conference, though shorter than most years, was a great success and we look forward to next year’s!
For more information please visit the NCAIE website: http://www.ncaie.org
UNCG Students Study Greenshouse Gases in Berlin
Six geography students, led by Dr. Jay Lennartson, ventured to Berlin, Germany, for twenty-two days as part of a service-learning project for a field course over summer, 2008. While in Berlin, these students joined forces with students at the Adlershof Campus of Humboldt University to create a class mostly interested in the Elm inventory, studying Greenhouse gases, and how they vary in the United States and in Germany. Dr. Lennartson chose Germany for many reasons, but one particular reason was that Germany is environmentally advanced, so it was interesting for UNCG student to draw comparisons between U.S. and German approaches. Dr. Lennartson hoped that through travel, his students would learn both about other cultures, and perform a service-learning activity for Humboldt University of Berlin.
The emissions inventory was conducted by collecting emissions data at the Adlershof campus, calculating the greenhouse gas emissions at that campus and analyzing the data of the emissions inventory. They then compared the greenhouse gas emissions inventory from Humboldt University with a greenhouse gas emissions inventory from UNCG. Emissions caused by power, transportation, refrigeration, and solid waste disposal are calculated through the use of surveys, electricity bills and other accounting materials. Students commented that data collection was the most difficult part of the process. The team, which was made up of six UNCG Students, Dr. Jay Lennartson, three German students from Humboldt University, and a German instructor, contacted various university departments and personnel at Humboldt University to gain the information that they required. The Campus Carbon Calculator was designed by the students to help make this process as structured and streamlined as possible.
Transportation was one of the major areas that the team focused on. They found that, overall, transportation accounted for 30 percent of emissions for 2007. Transportation habits were different in Europe compared to the United States because public transportation facilities in Berlin offered European commuters more choice with regards to how they wish to get around. Commuter habits in Germany are different from those at UNCG because of the option of public transport. The students found that 80 percent of University of Humboldt students commute by public transit, while only eight percent of University of Humboldt students commute by personal vehicle. 62 percent of University of Humboldt faculty and staff commute by public transit versus 23 percent of University of Humboldt faculty and staff commuting by personal vehicle. There were no UNCG commuter records so the students were unable to accurately assess the differences in greenhouse emissions related to transportation.
The trip to Berlin provided great education and culture to this group of American students. German peers from the University of Humboldt showed the UNCG students around Berlin and took them to museums and other cultural sites of interest. The center of Berlin was only 20 minutes away by train which, much to Dr. Lennartson’s delight, was another new experience for students! Most of the UNCG students had never been out of the country before and several of them had never been out of North Carolina. Dr. Lennartson agreed that it was a culture shock for them, “for sure, but they collaborated well and really enjoyed the experience.” Dr. Lennartson also commented that, “The students grew tremendously throughout the project. They became more sophisticated and began to obtain a greater appreciation for culture. There was very little struggle with adjusment after their initial arrival and our UNCG students really embraced Germany, and really helped one another out.”
Dr. Lennartson received a course development grant from the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL) to prepare the course. When asked whether the experience was worth it, Dr. Lennartson commented, “Creating the course was a lot of work, but the wonderful staff from the International Programs Center and the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning were great resources. It took time to plan but being organized really helps! I would recommend faculty taking students abroad as strongly and as loudly as I can. I would love to do the trip again but take students to Argentina or Antarctica.” And IPC would be glad to assist again!
International Travel Fund & Kohler Award Winners
We are pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been awarded a Kohler Award:
Dr. Susan Andreatta, Anthropology (China);
Dr. Robert Griffiths, Political Science (New Directions in American Foreign Policy);
Vicki McCready, Communications (21st Biennial Symposium of WPATH).
Dr. Arndt Niebisch, German (100 Years of Futurism. Sounds-Science-Literature);
Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Art (South Africa).
International Travel Funds afford faculty members with the opportunity to present their work at a conference to an international audience and to get to know colleagues from other countries. Congratulations go to the following faculty members for this month:
Lynda Kellam, Jackson Library;
Steve Haines, School of Music;
Sarah Dorsey, Music Library.
Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesstiftung Scholarship and the University of Ulm Exchange
The Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesstiftung scholarship assists in promoting the exchange of students with complementing technical expertise, information, and reagents necessary to conduct collaborative research, between Germany and the world. UNCG has been lucky to capitalize on its strong relationship with the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Landesstiftung scholarship to enhance its collaborative research efforts. Through this arrangement, graduate science students are able to study at the University of Ulm, Germany, to encourage an active dialogue between the two countries in the sciences.
Dr. Vince Henrich, Professor of Biology at UNCG’s Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health, is a strong supporter of student exchange, and more particularly the opportunities afforded by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesstiftung scholarship. Dr. Henrich explains that Germany is an economically well-developed country and that it has a very strong presence in biotechnology and nanotechnology research, which is similar to North Carolina. In 2008, UNCG opened the joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with NC A&T. The Research Triangle in Raleigh/Durham is also at the forefront of science research with scientists from all over the world traveling here to further their work.
Dr. Henrich knows first-hand how well the scholarship can work because his former student, Josh Beatty, was awarded the scholarship and spent a semester at the University of Ulm in spring 2004 engaging in the active science community. “The exchange is beneficial because it is culturally awakening,” says Dr. Henrich. “Scientists learn how to deal with novel experiences but that is not the main benefit. The exchange is important because it fosters collaboration with fine German biochemists that are meticulous in their work method. The German science principle is different from ours because it is so rigorous and particular whereas the American science principle focuses more on innovation and finding a way to make something work. The outcome, when these two methods meet, can be truly spectacular.” Dr. Henrich also noted how interesting it was to watch Josh Beatty interact and work with Torsten Fauth, a German research scholar who was supported by Dr. Henrich’s grant at UNCG, because they had such lively dialogues discussing what they wanted to show in their research and what was necessary to show it.
Josh Beatty returned to UNCG after graduating and currently works with Dr. Henrich, at UNCG’s Center for Biotechnology, Genomics, and Health, as his Lab Manager. Currently Dr. Henrich and Josh are working and talking with the University of Ulm about ways to pursue nanotechnology. Jenna Callendar is Dr. Henrich’s newest student to be awarded the Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesstiftung scholarship and spent six months in 2008 at the University of Ulm studying and researching.
The successes that Josh Beatty and Jenna Callendar have experienced are examples of the importance of a reciprocal agreement. Josh has been published several times now in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Henrich commented that “although we have already gained so much from this relationship with the University of Ulm, we continue to gain so much more.” Currently scholarships are limited to bring talented young scientists from the University of Ulm to UNCG for the purposes of scientific collaboration. Dr. Henrich would like there to be a reciprocal arrangement to provide a similar grant from our side to bring visiting scholars here so as to continue the beneficial exchange of knowledge and ideas. He emphasized the importance of recognizing that everything we do is based on the perception of value from the outside—the true test is how your peers view your work when you’re on international exchange.
Dr. Henrich himself has experience working and living abroad. In 1998 he went on sabbatical at the ETH-Honggerberg in Zurich. He acknowledged that there was paperwork and forms to be completed, but that it was worth the effort because international collaboration is about sharing knowledge and technology, and that it is a very functional exchange.
Faculty-Led International Service-Learning and Special Education in Mexico
Hobo Hostel in Merida on their first night
This past summer, nine students along with Dr. Belinda Hardin and graduate student, Jeanne Wakefield, visited the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico as part of an SES (Specialized Education Services) class. Dr. Joel Gunn from the Department of Anthropology joined the class as a Maya specialist. The class was open to all majors and students at UNCG, but this year’s group was special education majors.
Ancient Maya City of Dzibilchaltun and
a cenote (sinkhole water source)
In the last 10-15 years demographics in North Carolina schools have changed. North Carolina has one of the largest immigrant communities in the country and Mexican immigrants make up the largest group in this community. The UNCG students who participated in the course are future teachers and will be working with children and families from all communities and so it seemed an ideal opportunity to take them to Mexico and immerse them in the culture to enhance their understanding and get to know people on a personal basis. The Yucatán Peninsula is unique because of its strong Maya history. Many of the people of the Yucatán are Maya who speak both Spanish and Mayan. Dr. Hardin’s perspective is that, “The people in Yucatán are very giving and wanted to interact with our students and share their knowledge with them. They were very gracious.”
Students at a Regional School for the Deaf in Merida
This course was the students’ first experience with culture shock as many of them knew little or no Spanish and the villagers spoke no English. The morning after their first night at their home-stays was dedicated to talking about the cultural curtain and how entering through it is entering into a new world. The students were quick to transition. By the next day they had formed a way of communicating with their home-stay families, either non-verbally or through a combination of Spanish and English.
Students met a carpentry class at the
special education school in Merida
Dr. Hardin wanted her students to have the experience of being in an unknown country with a different language and a different culture so that they can understand the needs of the students they will one day teach. The trip to Mexico was designed to “broaden their insight and understanding of how to better meet their students’ needs.” She also emphasizes the importance of the mutual exchange that took place on the trip. Not only did UNCG students learn about special education in Mexico, but educators and teachers in Mexico learned about how we at UNCG, and in America, approach the needs of children in special education. The trip was “a mutual exchange of ideas,” Dr. Hardin says, which supports her strong belief that “faculty should provide an international experience and perspective for their students when possible. The students who participated in the Mexico course will have a greater awareness and understanding of Mexican culture when they become teachers because of this experience. It was a wonderful experience and was worth all of the work to put it together.”
Students visited the Maya village of Santa Cruz
While there the students visited three schools: a school for the deaf and hard of hearing, a special needs pre-K, and a middle school in Merida for children with Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities. Dr. Hardin visited these schools with Jeanne Wakefield, a graduate student in the SES department who lived in the Yucatán as a child and who was the co-instructor for the class. Together they picked schools based on the quality of the instruction.
Students worked with Kindergarten children
to make their own photo books
The students were also able to get an insider’s view on a state-of-the arts approach to inclusive early childhood education. There are five schools in Mexico which practice the Reggio Emilia approach to education—an approach founded in Italy and used in some American schools today. The Reggio Emilia approach focuses on several factors: children as co-constructors of knowledge; learning through “hands-on” experiences that include touching, listening, seeing, moving and hearing; building relationships between children and their peers; and being encouraged to express themselves.
The school visits helped show our students how, despite being two different countries and having very different cultures, we also have many similarities. Mexican schools face many of the challenges that schools here in Greensboro face: stretched resources and lack of funding.
Faculty-Led Community Based Tourism Planning in Ecuador
On June 25, 2008, Dr. David A. Cardenas led a small group of students to Ayampe, Ecuador, as part of HTM 445: Community Based Tourism Planning. The study tour to Ecuador was designed by Dr. Cardenas to teach students about international tourism planning with an emphasis on creating a self-sustaining community in Ayampe. Students and faculty undertook projects of town and beach beautification, but more importantly they implemented a waste disposal system to discourage littering—including leading workshops with members of the community to discuss their waste needs and help them develop methods which meet these needs. The group spent 17 days in Ayampe, with another five days spent in Quito, Otavalo and Puerto Lopez visiting local attractions, learning about tourism and experiencing the culture.
Students on the beach
Ayampe is a small town on the coast of Ecuador, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It borders a national park and is an area of great beauty. It is also a very small community with roughly 300 people. There are few jobs in Ayampe so the population is decreasing as families move out of town to surrounding areas. This is why Dr. Cardenas and his students are working so hard to provide Ayampe with a tourism plan that will bring in tourists to help the town’s economy.
Students on the top of the mountain
The first part of the program involves beach and town clean-ups to preserve the area’s natural beauty. Students and faculty worked with the community and filled 84 bags of trash, which leads to the second part of the program: education.
Students and faculty with school in Ayampe
Students worked with the local school to help educate them on waste disposal. It was Dr. Cardenas’ goal to provide the community with systems and programs so that next year when they return, no beach or town beautification will be necessary because of the programs put in place the year before. “It is important,” Dr. Cardenas said, “to protect the environment and culture of the local people, create jobs, and develop local businesses to boost the economy.” There is one school in Ayampe, K-5, with 80 students, one school building, and one teacher. One group of students on the trip spent every other day at the school teaching English, dance, games, recycling, and water conservation to the students.
Students exploring Ecuador
The final part of their program is participating in community events to reach the adult members of the community. While there, students arranged soccer matches and the locals showcased some of their traditional dances.
Dr. Cardenas reflected that “putting the course together was tremendously labor intensive but it was absolutely worth it. I have professionally and personally bonded with the community.” Students participate in reflection sessions before they leave and then take a final oral exam and that’s the most rewarding part for Dr. Cardenas—“Seeing students change is the best part of my job. Students go from being scared and nervous to not wanting to leave by the end of it.”
The course is open to students of all ages and majors. This year they had students from the department of Public Health, Nursing, and Business. Other majors are encouraged to consider this course because of the value of having other perspectives and priorities. Students from other universities are also encouraged to apply—the group has previously included members from NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and even UCLA.
Dr. Cardenas is currently recruiting for summer 2009’s trip when he hopes to focus on public health, small business development, and building a park (for which they are seeking funds).
For more information visit the website: www.uncg.edu/rth/ecuadortrip.html
International Travel Fund
Recipients of International Travel Funds afford faculty members with the opportunity to present their work at a conference to an international audience and to get to know colleagues from other countries. Congratulations go to the following faculty members for this month:
Christina Rodriguez, from the department of Psychology, will be going to China.
David Remington, from the department of Biology, will be going to Finland.
Camile Cooper, from Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, will be going to Portugal.
The next deadline for ITF applications is Friday, March 13 (for summer programs) and the Kohler Application Deadline is Monday, January 26.
For more information visit the IPC website here.
Summer Language & Cultural Immersion Program: Costa Rica by Dr. Dan Beerman
Costa Rica is known to some as the Switzerland of Central America. To the Social Work and Human Development students who traveled there in the summer it is known as a place of great beauty, warm people, hidden poverty, and human struggle. Dr. Dan Beerman, from the Department of Social Work, and Dr. Linda Hestenes, from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, took 20 students to Costa Rica this summer to explore Latino culture and to improve their Spanish language skills. This is the fourth year of the program and there was an explosion of opportunities for research and service for both faculty and students.
Students at the base of Arenal Waterfall
Participants are immersed in Latino culture via home stays with Costa Rican families and service-learning projects with the Humanitarian Foundation of Costa Rica, and through the Centro Pan Americano de Idiomas (CPI). Students work in the communities of Costa Rica as they serve children in day care centers, build houses, and help in other community development projects. Students interacted with the Cabecar indigenous people in eastern Costa Rica and with Nicaraguan refugees in Monteverde and in La Carpio, a refugee community of 35,000 outside of San Jose. They also participated daily in a four-hour class of intense Spanish language study.
Students and Faculty outside an elementary school after project
Faculty and students are also participating in research and service projects. Dr. Mary Morgan, from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and Dr. Rosemarie Vardell, from the Department of Human Environmental and Family Studies at NC A&T, worked with doctoral students Vicki Kintner and Joanna Lower on a research project with the women of La Carpio. The project received major coverage in the major English language newspaper of Costa Rica, the Tico Times.
Dr. Beerman also participated in his second year of program evaluation for Casa Viva--a faith-based foster care program. Annette Estrada, a May 2008 graduate of the Joint MSW program, joined Dr. Beerman for a week-long program review including two training events provided by Annette Estrada for the staff of Casa Viva. Current JMSW students Alexia Duggins and Denise Tyler also contributed via a workshop on “Life Books”. The Life Book is a tool used in foster care and adoptions to help children stay connected with their history. Foster care is relatively new in Central America and this was the first exposure to Life Books in the region.
The Department of Social Work and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies are in the planning stages for what will be their fifth trip. They invite UNCG students from all schools and departments, students from other schools and practitioners to join us. For more information you can watch the introductory video on YouTube that can be viewed at:
International Travel Fund & Kohler Award Fund
The following faculty members were supported by the ITF as they pursued their various disciplines abroad over the summer months:
David Ayers, Education (UK)
Heidi Carlone, Curriculum & Instruction (The Netherlands)
Stephanie Kurtts, Specialized Education (Austria)
Sandra Schultz, Exercise & Sports Science (Norway)
Randy Schmitz, Exercise & Sports Science (Norway)
Linda Stine, Anthropology (Ireland)
Janet Boseovski, Psychology (Germany)
Susan Buck, Political Science (UK)
Danielle Crosby, Human Development and Family Studies (Germany)
Michael Kane, Psychology (Germany)
Kevin Lowe, Business administration (Ghana)
Stuart Marcovitch, Psychology (Germany)
Eva Nwokah, CSD UNCG Speech & Hearing (Italy)
Irna Poire, Music (Germany)
Rahul Singh, Information Systems and Operation Management (India)
Paul Stewart, Music/Keyboard (Italy)
Amy Vines, English (UK)
Jacquelyn White, Psychology (Hungary)
Cybelle Wilkens, Romance Languages (Belgium)
The following faculty was awarded international travel funds for Fall 2008:
Mary Ashley Barret, Music (China)
Kelly Burke, Music (China)
Michael Burns, Music (China)
Camile Cooper, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (Portugal)
David Remington, Biology (Finland)
Christina Rodriguez, Psychology (China)
Steven Stusek, Music (China)
Takashi Tsukamoto, Political Science (Japan)
For more information on travel funds please visit IPC webpage here.