One of my best memories from the Navy was travelling around the globe in a submarine. On that one deployment I picked up several “unofficial” certificates, but it also qualified me to join the Circumnavigators Club. It’s not a travel club; it’s a club of travelers and since travelers don’t sit put much, there’s not a whole lot of meetings.
We can only travel so much, so we also send people to travel for us. We have a foundation that provides merit-based grants to undergraduates on an around the world research trip. Ok, so the travel is really for their benefit but I like to think we send out scouts to go report back on the mysteries of the world.
One of the requirements is that the recipient keep a blog of their travels. This year, there are four scholars all with amazing stories. I particularly liked Julia’s who took especially nice pictures in Austria and Switzerland.
- Julia Anglin from Arizona State University
- Catherine Althaus from Northwestern University
- Caroline Palmer from Georgetown University
- Katie Girow from the University of Liverpool.
You can also look at last year’s scholars here. You can also watch a testimonial from Meixi Ng, a 2010 scholar below.