Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Annual Fund, this year’s North America Travel Scholarship has been awarded to Amy Clarke (2014, Biochemistry). During her trip Amy intends to visit key locations which illustrate the breadth of ecoregions the USA has to offer and explore the issues of invasive species and conservation, particularly how invasive species are managed on an ecoregion-to-ecoregion basis. Amy also plans to discover more about how organisations interact and engage with the public to increase awareness and encourage participation in conservation work. She will visit Boston, Philadelphia, Lynchburg, Orlando and Miami between 12 July and 14 August.
The East Asia Travel Scholar for 2017 is Rebecca Iles (2015, PPE). The Scholarship, which has been kindly donated by Friend of the College Peter Thompson, was created to provide an opportunity for Exeter students to explore interests and pursuits in East Asia. Rebecca intends to visit sites of great religious significance and to explore further the philosophy and political sociology of religion. Rebecca is also very keen to explore Chinese culture, politics and religions ahead of a ‘Politics in China’ module she is taking, and to look at the contrasts between East Asia and the UK. She will visit Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and China between 22 July and 30 August.
If you are based in the USA or East Asia and you would like to meet Amy or Rebecca, perhaps to offer a coffee or meal, or even somewhere to stay for a few nights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advice about places to visit is also very welcome.