Senior undergraduate Shruti Arora was awarded one of four Bonderman Fellowships for 2018!

The Bonderman Fellowship offers 4 graduating LSA seniors $20,000 to travel the world. They must travel to at least 6 countries in 2 regions over the course of 8 months and are expected to immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations. Bonderman Fellows engage with cultures, people, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar, providing an opportunity to develop entirely new perspectives.

UM is 1 of only 2 schools—along with the University of Washington—to offer the Bonderman award. Fellows make their own travel itineraries and, because this is meant to be an individual experience, cannot engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct formal research, or travel with a guest or organized group for longer than 10 days.

Shruti will be traveling to Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Greece, Croatia, Ukraine, South Africa, Zambia, and Morocco! We will be posting her travel blog and you can follow her trip here.