BSN student Leonora Tisdale was awarded a $5,000 fellowship to travel to spend her summer at a health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico. For the next few weeks, Tisdale will take Spanish classes for medical professionals before leaving for her seven-week externship near the end of May. She hopes to return from her trip with an improved understanding of Mexican culture as well as better language skills for serving North Carolina’s Spanish-speaking citizens.
Since 1975, an endowment created by UNC’s Class of 1938 has funded 171 UNC students to complete independent projects abroad. Class members, who lived through and lost friends to World War II, created the endowment to help foster international understanding and promote world peace.
Tisdale is hoping that more of her peers will consider the fellowship. She said, “I wanted to share this good news with others at the School of Nursing to encourage other nursing students to apply.”
Students can read more about the fellowship at the International Student and Scholar Services website. You can also click here for a press release containing the full list of recipients and their planned projects.