Our Abroad101 Student of The Week for this week is Khalil Rahman from University of Missouri-Columbia. Khalil is a junior who is majoring in biology and French. He is a member of EXPRESS (Exposure to Research for Science Students) and has been interested in medicine since attending the National Youth Leadership Forum on medicine in 2008. Khalil is especially interested in osteopathic medicine because it focus on the body’s self-healing abilities. He aims on one day earning a D.O./Ph.D.
Khalil was recently accepted to the Kalu Yala Internship Program, which brings students from around the world to Panama to set their own course of work that they believe will contribute to the creation of the world’s highest quality of living. He plans to participate in the public health domain, and conduct independent research that will bring improvements and new ideas about health to the region. He will be assisting those facing health problems common to the U.S., such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Not only will this be an amazing cultural experience for Khalil but participating in this internship is integral for the realization of his future goal to work with Doctors Without Borders. You can check out his Mission here, where he is raising funds that will go towards housing, meal plan, project supplies, laundry facilities, internet, and air transportation! Good luck, Khalil!
The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.
Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!
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