Gilman Scholarship, 2009; National Science Foundation Grant, 2010
My study abroad experience in China changed my perspective on not only the material that I had been studying in the classroom but also my general outlook on the world and the cultures that comprise it. The time I spent in China will definitely be something that not only defines me and my current academic goals but will also be something that helps to shape my future.
My name is Hannah Claytor, and I am a senior at Emory & Henry College. In the fall of 2011, I spent the semester in Northern India through the National Outdoor Leadership School. The program I participated in focused on gaining outdoor leadership experience; while there, I backpacked, white-water rafted, and stayed with a host family learning about sustainable agriculture practices. Although it was an unconventional program, I received the credit I needed for my Economics and Environmental Studies majors. This picture is of myself and my Indian host mother, Kamla. Emory & Henry is one of those colleges that is determined to let students design his or her own paths and educations. I recommend that everyone takes advantage of it!
I am going to be studying abroad in the outskirts of Bangkok this semester. As a student at Mahidol University I am part of their International College, so all of my classes are taught in English! While here I will have an internship at the Golden Jubilee hospital in the Neurological Rehabilitation Center. I travelled through a program called KEI, which I found to be very affordable. They set me up in a modern apartment walking distance from campus. On the weekends I travel the country and explore what it has to offer with the other KEI students.