Student Affairs: June 2013

Preparing for Gambia
Above: Students, including Bridget Donley (left), assist Dr. Josiah Alamu of the UIS Public Health Department prepare for a study-abroad trip to The Gambia.

Bridget Donley Finds Her Calling

Some students come to college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Bridget Donley came to UIS with only a vague ambition to do something related to global affairs.

It was only after a three-week study-abroad experience in The Gambia that Bridget realized she wanted to focus her career on the State Department, working on a project in Africa related to public health.

With that in mind, we thought you might like to learn a little bit more about UIS annual trip to The Gambia.

UIS Study-Abroad Trip to The Gambia

You can make a difference for students like Bridget

Your gifts to the Student Affairs Fund for Excellence will help Student Affairs provide support for many life-changing programs like the study-abroad trip to The Gambia.

You can also provide support specifically for the trip to The Gambia by donating to the Public Health Department Fund at UIS. Please scroll down on the online giving form and include Special Instructions so that we can know you want your gift to be applied to The Gambia trip.

You can make a gift in any amount to one of many funds supporting global experience programs on this page.


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