Travel Tales: From Samantha Bryan and You!

Marla Elsea
May 20, 2021

As we start to see the light at the end of the yearlong travel restrictions tunnel, we're taking a look back at one Study Abroad Grant recipient's adventures and asking you about yours!

Phi Kappa Phi's $1,000 Study Abroad Grants are designed to support undergraduate students participating in international travel programs as they gain experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. For students like 2019 grant recipient Samantha Bryan, it can make an incredible impact on their academic journey.

As a nursing major at Brigham Young University, Bryan headed to Accra, Ghana, to learn more about their healthcare system. While shadowing medical staff there, she provided humanitarian care for rural villages, helped kids living on the street and learned about Ghanaian culture and customs.

"I am humbled to receive this grant, and extremely grateful to Phi Kappa Phi for supporting me in fulfilling a life-long dream to study abroad in Africa and serve the people there," Bryan said.

Where did you make your favorite travel memories in the past? Where is the first place you will head when worldwide travel restrictions have eased? Join the conversation in our members-only Link community and share your favorite travel destination.

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Do you want to be one of our next Study Abroad Grant recipients? Click here to learn more about the award and sign up to be notified when the application process opens.