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The Scarlett & Black

Global Brigades Takes on Nicaragua

April 3, 2015

“Global Brigades is a good way to explore if you want to do pre-med,” said Jarren Santos ’17, one of the trip’s participants. “There were a lot of people who have the intent of doing pre-med, but maybe during the trip they really enjoyed working in the pharmacy that they had available there or maybe they liked shadowing the dentists there. We did this thing called a hybrid brigade where we not only shadow medical physicians, but we do the public health portion where you help build a family’s home and help educate smaller communities about hygiene and preventative measures.”

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Go Global, Global Brigades

April 7, 2015

When asked, “why do you go on brigades?” Sumida replies, “I participate on brigades because I am passionate about improving health and economic development globally. The holistic approach Global Brigades takes when collaborating with communities has always resonated with me. The volunteers and community members I have met through participating on brigades have also created some of the most genuine and uplifting relationships I have ever developed in my life.”

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South End Weekly

WSU Global Brigades chapter treats record-breaking number of patients

October 7, 2015

Global Brigades model includes a holistic view, so not only medical and public health come into play. There are things to offer engineers, business majors, even art students,” said Srour, a pre-med anthropology major. “Global Brigade doesn’t discriminate. If you are looking for an eye-opening experience and willing to work hard, please contact us because I can promise you that you’ll find something in Global Brigades you didn’t even know existed.”

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Ball State Daily

Global Brigades sells grilled cheese to fundraise

November 2, 2015

The organization has been selling grilled cheese since Fall 2013, said Kasey Burchett, chairperson of the organization. It sets up shop during the Fall Semester on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m, when there is heavy foot traffic in the Village. Each brigade takes turns selling the sandwiches to raise money for their specific section…“People that are intoxicated spend a lot more money on food, so it’s a really good sale for us,” Petricevic said. “It is a lot of fun. We all really have a good time.”

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The Brown Daily Herald

A capella battle supports Global Brigades outreach in Honduras

November 18, 2015

Brown’s Global Brigades organized Saturday night’s event to help fund the group’s Winter Medical Trip to Honduras. Lanpher, a member of the group’s executive board, said the board was inspired by the riff-off in “Pitch Perfect” while brainstorming fundraising ideas at a meeting.”  “It’s a very expensive trip,” she said. Besides flight and program costs, much of the trip’s expenses come from the cost of medications, she added.

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Elon University News

School of Health Sciences Hosts Vitals Workshop in Preparation of Global Medical Brigade's Trip to Nicaragua 2016

November 19, 2015

Members of the Global Medical Brigades learned how to take blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate in preparation for skills needed on a service trip to Nicaragua this coming August. In addition, they enhanced their knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations by playing jeopardy with the DPT and PA student volunteers.

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The Vector

A Message from NJIT’s Chapter of Global Brigades

December 10, 2015

The little things we take for granted can impact less fortunate people and brighten their whole day. Being a volunteer and giving back to people all over the world in this manner is a rare opportunity, and being able to partake in this trip for a good cause taught Shruti and her friends so much.

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Onward State

Global Medical Brigades Provide Healthcare In Panama Over Spring Break

March 29, 2016

More than 40 students from Penn State Hershey’s chapter of the Global Medical Brigades traveled to Yaviza, Panama to implement sustainable health programs and educate the community. As the largest student-led social responsibility movement in the world, the mission of the National Global Brigades is to enable volunteers to assist under-resourced communities and work together towards a more equal planet. “It truly felt like we were a small part of a large-scale continued effort to make an impact,” said Sarayna Schock, a student in the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine who attended the brigade.

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Michigan State The University Record

Spring break students return with tales of service, career connections

March 14, 2016

It happens every spring: Hundreds of U-M students trade the traditional spring break sun-fun experience for service or career-related activities organized by schools and units. Students learn more about their field and the working world outside the classroom.

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The Odyssey Online

Why You Should Join Global Brigades

June 6, 2016

Last fall, I made the decision to join Boston University’s chapter of Global Water Brigades and I can genuinely say it was one of the best decisions I made thus far in my life. Being a part of Global Brigades has opened my eyes to many problems throughout the world, as well as different perspectives. I have experienced this on community service trips in the past—but not in nearly the same way.

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