Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Allison (Ali) Mitnick

Education: Special Education


2009 Fellows

Travel Locations: South America, Southeast Asia, Kosovo, New Zealand

During her travels, MitnickĀ aims to interact with students and teachers in small learning communities that foster culture as an important part of identity. She wants to increase her cultural literacy by focusing on the interactions between families, children and formal schooling wherever possible. She wants to become a nomadic learner and see how culture is integrated into these learning centers, and experience how the students are also instilled with the power tools needed to succeed in the larger communities. She plans on visiting the indigenous communities across South America and Southeast Asia, newly independent communities in Kosovo, and Maori communities in New Zealand.