- explore the ways in which the development of Indonesia’s halal tourism industry, “a type of tourism aimed at practicing, leisure-seeking Muslim travelers” gives individuals the opportunity to create new, modern Islamic identities on the island of Lombok, Indonesia;
- volunteer at three family-run organic farms in Japan, through World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF);
- investigate the basics of Tibetan medicine and the difficulty of transferring “alternative medicine” from its primary culture by exploring its root employment at the Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Institute in Dharamsala, examining its clinical application in a branch in Kathmandu, and studying its application in Tibetan settlements throughout Nepal;
- travel to Léon, Nicaragua to explore the dynamic ways this community remembers the 1979-1990 Nicaraguan revolution through interviews and recording and analyzing the diverse experiences of Léonesos who lived through the revolution;
- research the Lhotsampas, Bhutanese refugees of Nepal, expelled from their homeland in 1990;
- research the Guatemalan community whose members immigrated from San Marcos, Guatemala to Georgetown, Delaware in large numbers, with special emphasis on womens’ roles;
These are just examples of projects that have been funded. Other topics are welcome! Students are urged to consult with the Director of Student Fellowships early in the process of drawing up their proposals.