ILR International Travel Grant

Every year, the IP committee conducts grant competitions that provides students and other members of the ILR community partial funding to enable them to pursue some international activity, be it independent research, honors thesis research, service learning, attending international conferences, or other international educational experiences.

Since 2005, IP has given hundreds of students the opportunity to travel to over 34 countries, from Austria to Zambia and almost everywhere else in between.

For questions about the grant, please contact Donna Ramil, the Associate Director of International Programs, at dmr47@cornell.edu

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Travel Grant Reports

Miles Holmes

Miles Holmes

experience report / Argentina

MILR '18

For the winter intersession of 2016-2017, I received an ILR Travel Grant that facilitated my participation in an HR internship located in Córdoba, Argentina.

Anna Wang

Anna Wang

experience report / China

BSILR '17

In December of 2016 going into January of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel to Guangzhou, China, in support of an ILR honors thesis regarding modern youth worker consciousness in China.

Jordan Brail

Jordan Brail

experience report / Portugal

BSILR '18

In May 2016, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to Porto, Portugal and work as a squash coach for the ‘Escola de Squash do Porto’ (Squash School of Porto).  

Georges Batoussi

Georges Batoussi

experience report / ghana

BSILR'19

This summer I was given the wonderful opportunity to travel to Ghana for two months for my internship with Voices of African Mothers, a United Nations NGO whose mission statement is to establish a peaceful African continent by using the methods of conflict resolution and diplomacy.

Janelle Odionu

Janelle Odionu

experience report / ghana

BSILR'18

This past summer of 2016, I was granted the opportunity to intern as a volunteer instructor at John William Montessori School for the Voices of African Mothers within Kumasi, Ghana.

Gibran Khan

Gibran Khan

experience report / india

MILR'17

GoodWeave is an organization headquartered in Washington D.C. that focuses on monitoring carpet factories around the world for compliance with ethical labor standards.

Samuel Hummel

experience report / Kenya

BSILR'18

This summer I travelled to Nakuru, Kenya, along with five other Cornell students to establish a start-up, self-sustaining catering service for a local disability center in desperate need of a steady source of income.  In addition, by hiring persons with disabilities to cook low-cost, nutritious food, we hoped to help bring an end to the stigma associated with persons with disabilities in Kenya while improving the general health of some of the low-income population of the Nakuru community.

Mahrusah Zahin

Mahrusah Zahin

experience report / Bangladesh

BSILR '16

This trip taught me that to tackle any problem in the developing world requires a multi-faceted approach.

Ashley Estrada

Ashley Estrada

experience report / peru

BSILR '16

This winter break I spent 3 weeks in Cusco, Peru, participating in a care-giving project offered through UBELONG at the Centro de Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (CEDIF). CEDIF offers health and wellness programs for poor children and elderly people that live in the area of Wanchaq.

Juliana Batista

Juliana Batista

experience report / Cambodia

BSILR '16

I felt very involved with the inner workings of the small business and was able to engage with employees along the supply chain including farmers, factory workers, distributors, and managers.

Omar Manky

Omar Manky

experience report / Latin America

MS/Ph.D. '17

I went to Lima to talk with leaders from different unions about their organizations' current and future strategies.

Lisa Leibfried

Lisa Leibfried

experience report / cameroon

BSILR '16

To me, this experience meant more than work. I developed a sense of self-awareness in a new cultural context and found meaning in being an active citizen.