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Gaining a New Lens for Colonialism through GRI’s Summer Fellows Program

By Emma Schmidt ’21 This semester I am taking a class on the politics of Africa with Professor Phil Roessler, who was also the

Field Work in South Africa? COVID-19 Had Other Plans, but IJL Continued to Make Progress

By Bilen Zerie ’23 Planning a Research Itinerary in South Africa When I first received notice that I had been selected as a GRI

Understanding the Complex Dance between Ignorance and Welcome in the Venezuelan Migration Crisis

By Jahnavi Prabhala ’22 Summer Fellows Cohort 2019 IMMAP, Bogotá, Columbia Staring out the car window, I sat in the back of the car

Finding Myself in a Foreign Place: Navigating Data, Politics, and Identity

By Matt Crittenden ’21 Summer Fellow Cohort 2019 CheckMySchool, Manila, Philippines Seventy-five days later and I can confidently navigate four connecting flights and 30+ hours

Summer Fellow: Leaving My Heart in Laos

By Abby Boyce ’21 Summer Fellow Cohort 2019 Village Focus International, Laos As I look back on the past eleven weeks, I am overwhelmed

Summer Fellows: From Turf to Surf

By Megan Hogan ’21 Summer Fellow 2019 Cohort CLASP Organization, Nairobi, Kenya It’s my second-to-last week in the office, and honestly? Everything feels a bit

Taxi Drivers Know More Than You Think

By Henry Young ’20 CAD Student Researcher Summer Fellows Cohort 2018 Hello everyone! I arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, a little more than

Finding Our Way in Santo Domingo: Navigating Expectations

By Katherine Armstrong ’20 Summer Fellow 2019 Cohort Habitat For Humanity, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic After a week in Santo Domingo, I am beginning