“I was always internationally-oriented, starting in high school when I first traveled to Costa Rica with my fellow classmates. Illinois has so many options to study abroad and a lot of people who want to help you get abroad. So many courses also have a travel component, which is really helpful if you are interested in doing internationally-focused work.”
“I’m hoping to work with water infrastructure and water systems in either developing countries or in the United States. My Master’s program in Stockholm will focus on how pollutants get into water systems and the conflicts that arise between communities because of water systems. I think that working on an international level, with not just one country but multiple countries that are in conflict, would be really interesting. From my experience in my global health studies program, a lot of the different issues around the world came down to water and sanitation.”
Samantha Morrow is a graduating senior in earth, society, and environmental sustainability and global studies (with a health focus). Morrow was awarded the Kungstenen Scholarship to complete her Master’s at Stockholm University. The Kungstenen Scholarship was developed as part of a partnership between Stockholm University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to support student exchanges, as well as research collaboration and an active commitment toward society.
Samantha previously participated in the Honduras Water Project, which you can read about in a two-part post from the International and Area Studies Library (Part 1 and Part 2). Morrow’s experience on this program inspired her to pursue further studies of water systems and the Kungstenen Scholarship.