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  • Access to Clean Drinking Water in Solomoni, Malawi by Elana Chan (A'21)

    Despite our exhaustion from the long journey, we were all excited to finally arrive in Malawi as we walked down the steps from the aircraft. On one side of the runway, there was a small mountain while the other side was completely flat. After obtaining our visas, we were off to our lodging to rest for the afternoon and prepare for the tasks ahead of us.

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  • Global Perspectives: A Tufts University Photo Contest

    Extended Deadline to:  October 26, 2018. Photos should have been taken when graduate and undergraduate Tufts students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year (i.e.

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  • International Connections by Brianna Gates (A’20)

    I concluded my internship with the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) on the final day of July, but my final week involved the most rewarding and exciting activities of the summer.

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  • Expanding the Koombook Project into Minas, Ecuador by Jacob Rubel (A’21)

    This August, I traveled to Ecuador with members of Tufts International Development (TID), formerly BUILD, to visit our current digital library project and implement new centers in two other locations. We had received this year’s Davis Prize for Peace to install Koombook in these new locations.

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  • Protest Culture in Washington, D.C. By Alison Bogy (A’20)

    This summer, as a result of my IGL-funded internship with the Truman National Security Project, I have the opportunity to live in Washington D.C. On its site, the Project describes itself as “a nationwide membership of diverse leaders inspired to serve in the aftermath of 9/11 and committed to shaping and advocating for tough, smart national security solutions.”

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  • Learning How to Learn by Benard Ngaruiya (A’20)

    The African Leadership University (ALU) offers a revolutionary learning model that revolves around providing tools for self-directed learning. Students are at the forefront of their own learning experience, with faculty playing a primarily supportive role.

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  • Understanding Pakistan’s Real Water Crisis by Uzair Sattar (A’21)

    Atrey and I completed our summer research project in Pakistan. The title of the project, "Can Blood and Water Flow Together?", describes the politics of the water in power relations in the Indus Basin between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-powered states in a state of perpetual hostility.

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  • The Importance of Training: Community Health Work in Kenya by Olivia Ng (A’20)

    As someone who comes from a technologically literate generation, sometimes it is difficult for me to imagine what it might be like to not know how to use a cell phone. These thoughts are then tempered when I remember how difficult it is for me to pick up an Android when I am so used to the touch of an iPhone.

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  • Isle of Dogs by Jeremy Gumener (A’19)

    There are approximately 300,000 stray dogs and over one million cats roaming the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico. Most homeless or abandoned animals brought to shelters on the island are euthanized because of overpopulation.

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