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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

This summer, our three scholarship winners, Khristina Cassanova, Alexis Strahan, and Nekhaila Tyson, each decided to step out of their comfort zones and volunteer with FIMRC. Read on to learn about their unique paths to volunteering abroad with us.


Juana's Story: Accessing Medical Care as a Nicaraguan Refugee

As a refugee living in Costa Rica, Juana’s dog bite wound went untreated because she didn’t know where to access medical care. Then she found FIMRC’s Project Alajuelita clinic. From that point on, this widow, single mom, and all-around resilient soul began a new journey of healing.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Volunteers Bring Invaluable Skills and Perspectives to Global Health Programs

Through a network of global health volunteers and international partnerships, the FIMRC mission continues on, stronger than ever. FIMRC’s Key Relations Manager, Jessica Southern, has over 7 years’ experience in global health fieldwork. She’s sharing her insight on the importance of academic partnerships; how both undergrad and graduate students can make long-term impacts abroad.