In one year, Teona Williams ’12 got lost in a slum in New Delhi, visited a fake city in Thailand, celebrated Christmas in Cape Town, lived with a big, friendly family in Brazil, hiked 20 miles to a secluded cove in Trinidad, and watched the sunrise from a mountaintop in Jamaica.
After graduating from Bowdoin, Williams was able to globe-trot because she won a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The prestigious $25,000 grant is given to 40 college graduates each year to fund a year of travel. The stipulation is that recipients cannot come home for before the year’s out and must follow one of their passions. Read the full story.