Josh Zeitler ’14
English major from Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Destination: Northern Thailand
“The month that I spent volunteering in the hill tribes of Northern Thailand taught me more about globally oriented leadership—and life as a whole—than all of the 18 years before it. Dr. David and his organization, Where There is No Doctor, followed a model of international service that has completely changed my perspective on an individual’s ability to make an impact on the world.
Learning about a culture in the classroom means very little next to being able to live with and among drastically different cultures on the other side of the world. I hadn’t thought of myself as capable from working sun-up to sun-down in the exhausting heat and rain, but after taking shelter from the rain in a hut that I had built, not only did changing the world seem possible, but it finally seemed worth doing.”