Through the generosity of two donors, CISLA is able to offer competitive Student Travel Grants for CISLA students to continue work on their senior integrative project by attending a conference or workshop, returning to the site of the internship to continue research or conduct interviews or by traveling to a site where primary materials are available. This unique opportunity gives students the chance to gather additional information that greatly helps to make the SIP an outstanding piece of academic research.

In 2014-2015, we awarded seven such grants.

Eavey Newton returned to Berlin, Germany, where she attended an Arts Festival that was the conclusion of the work she had begun during her summer internship at Public Art Lab. She was able to meet and interview the artists whom she was studying.

Melanie Argueta returned to Barcelona, Spain, to continue the work she started during her internship. She worked at the AIDS Research Group at the Facultad de Medicina at the University of Barcelona and she was able to get more research completed on her project dealing with tuberculosis and HIV treatments.

Danielle Palmieri returned to Santiago, Chile, and continued her research on her SIP topic of Sexuality and Gender in Chilean Literature. She was able to interview a number of people who were excellent resources. She also worked with a NGO hotline that received calls from abused women.

Diana Petravicjusa returned to St. Petersburg, Russia, and was able to gather additional important data for her research on “The Ukraine Crisis: Role, Effects and Effectiveness of Sanctions.”

Danielle Cyr returned to Istanbul, Turkey, where she was thrilled to reconnect with the women and girls at KADAV, a women’s solidarity group. She conducted additional interviews that enabled her to complete an impressive SIP on the topic of “Historical, Political, and Cultural Influences on Women’s Rights in Turkey.”

Kenan Wan returned to Budapest, Hungary, where he was able to conduct additional research and collect data on his SIP, “Migrant Workers In Eastern Europe.”

Starla Coffee returned to Süditrol, Italy, to continue her research, conduct further interviews and collect data for her SIP titled “Identity in South Tyrol.”