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September 16, 2013

Around the world

September 16, 2013

From Australia to India to the river basins of Ecuador, 75 Skidmore students received funding for summer internships and experiential learning opportunities this summer. Find out where some students went and what they did.

Assisting in gall bladder surgery. Researching suicide prevention.  Restoring ecosystems in Hawaii. Photographing light in Norway.

For Skidmore students, summer “vacation” meant spending time experiencing the world through museums, financial institutions, hospitals, nonprofits, universities, and more.

These 75 Skidmore students received funding for their summer experiences through gifts from Skidmore alumni, parents, and friends, the New World Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Skidmore’s Student Government Association, and the SEE-Beyond Awards program.

The SEE-Beyond program, officially called “Summer Educational Experiences—Learning Beyond Campus,” was launched with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and awards stipends large enough to allow students to enhance their profiles without ignoring their college savings accounts. 

Skidmore’s Summer Funded internship Award Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in unpaid internships, volunteer, or community service projects over the course of the summer through the generosity of various donors of the Skidmore community (Skidmore's Alumni Board, Skidmore's Parents Council, and Skidmore parents, alumni, and employees).

Click the map to see how some students spent their summer.

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