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The Center for International and Intercultural Studies has awarded grants for independent travel and research to six students and travel enrichment grants to six students, allowing all to pursue research in other countries.

Independent travel and research grants allow selected students to conduct research abroad during the break between semesters. Awarded grants for the break between fall 2006 and spring 2007 were:

- Akosua A. Akuffo '08, of Accra, Ghana, "Exploring the Socio-Economic Cost of Tourism in Trinidad and Barbados"
- Suzanne Bayard '07, of Meredith, NH, "Studying the Turkish Military's Influence on Turkish Accession into the European Union," with travel to Brussels and Strasbourg, France
- Sajana Blank '08, of Montpelier, VT, "Street Girls: The Realities of Life in Nairobi's Informal Settlements through the Eyes of Non-Governmental Organization Officials and the Children
- Kelly Goonan '07, of Liverpool, NY, "Visitor Experience at Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal," in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
- Nicholas Johnson '07, of Wilbraham, MA, "Cinema Samurai: A Screenwriter's Exploration of Feudal Japanese Culture"
- Kanti Shrestha '07, of Kathmandu, Nepal, "A Socio-economic Analysis of South Asian Female Immigrants in London"; Shrestha will complete this research in March

Travel enrichment grants allow students participating in a regular program of study abroad to pursue research requiring additional travel, either during the semester or after the semester has ended. Grants for the spring of 2007 have been awarded to:
- David Baker '08, of Camden, NY, "Geological and Societal Interactions: Volcanic Hazards in New Zealand," Australia program
- Erkinalp Kesikli '09, of Turkey, "The Positionality Problematic of Classical Music in the Contemporary English and French Culture," France program
- Aaron Mead '08, of Shelburne Falls, MA, "The Use of Tracking and Nature Awareness in Hunting by the Aboriginal Spinifex Culture," Australia program
- Elisa Prescott '08, of Waitsfield, VT, "Iceland: Pure Energy. A Look at Iceland's Natural Resources which are helping to Shape the World's Future," Denmark program
- Laura Rabinow '08, of Delmar, NY, "Education in Kenya: Connecting Policy to Practice," Kenya program
- Jesus Ruiz '08, of Mesa, AZ, "Augusto Cesar Sandino in Nicaragua," Costa Rica program

More information: Center for International and Intercultural Study at St. Lawrence

Posted: January 4, 2007

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