Congratulations to Sociology Student Saige Hawthorne!
**2017 BONDERMAN FELLOW**
Each year a handful of lucky University of Washington students get to make those decisions as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
The Bonderman Travel Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate, professional, and select undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.
Through the Honors Program and the Graduate School Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar.
Saige plans to use her time traveling to not only examine what social justice looks like abroad, but to also experience a life outside of the people and comforts she has been surrounded by since childhood. Whether that be observing race relations in South Africa and Brazil or looking at what it means be a feminist in more religiously conservative places such as Egypt, she is thrilled at the opportunity to challenge her beliefs and gain a greater, more personal, understanding of the world. Her travels will also include Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Peru, Argentina, Ghana, Egypt, and Jordan. Saige is a double major in Sociology and Drama.
Interested in applying to be a Bonderman Fellow? Read more about it here
Congrats on such a fantastic achievement, we’re proud of you!
-Sociology Student Services