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Be in the know about Cornell global health!

April 27, 2015

Member Organization Meeting

Monday, May 4th, 7pm

Goldwin Smith 162


Organizations under the Global Health Student Council will come together to reflect on this year's accomplishments and proactively plan for next year! Come for a roundtable discussion and rich collaboration.

Plus: PIZZA will be provided!

Join the GHSC E-Board!

Are you looking to engage more actively with the global health community? And/or are you a GH minor? Apply to be a member of the Global Health Student Council Executive Board!

The Council strives to support student organizations that focus on international issues and connects them for more effective action.

Download the application below and email it to President Alex Leto at

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Feature: Andreas Kummen, AIESEC

1. How did you get involved with global health?

When I was a teenager I spent an entire summer in rural India ( an hour outside of Pune) teaching school children English and the importance of nutrition. Seeing 20-year olds in the villages barely reaching shoulder-height of my younger sister due to stunting was hard for me to comprehend. Those images have stayed with me.

2. Are you a global health minor?

No, I wish. Maybe it isn't too late!

3. What is your favorite trip/vacation you have been on?

My favorite trip was this past summer, where I worked in Turkish Summer camps for orphaned and under-privileged youths through AIESEC. It was an eye-opening experience.

4. Tell us a little bit about AIESEC:

Active in 126 countries, and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest non-political, not-for-profit, student-run organization. AIESEC aims to achieve its vision of "peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential" through fostering leadership in globally-minded young people and promoting understanding and cooperation across cultures. We send Cornell Students abroad on community development volunteer and internship opportunities to tackle real social issues in developing countries. The programs typically last from 6-12 weeks and take place over summer or winter breaks. We provide an adventurous, challenging and impactful experience which allows you to live in the country as a local.

5. Do you guys have any cool events planned you want everyone to know about?

Global Village. An amazing event where we bring together different cultural and performance groups to celebrate our heritages and differences. Check it out in the years to come!

6. What is the secret to your organizations' success?

We eat a lot of spinach. In addition to the spinach eating, we truly believe in our product!

7. What do you think your organization's biggest achievement has been since you have been at Cornell?

This is a really tough question. I would say our biggest accomplishment has been the opportunities we have given Cornell Students to make and impact abroad. When they come back and thank us for our help, that is really overwhelming. That is what really makes all the hard work that we put in worth it.

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About Global Health Student Council

The Global Health Student Council exists to provide centralized information about global health issues and the student organizations addressing them on Cornell's campus.

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