UM students of all majors are invited to participate in the Global Grizzlies, an ASUM student organization based in the Davidson Honors College. The purpose of this group is twofold. First, we strive to bring aid to developing countries of the world as humanitarian ambassadors from the University of Montana. Whether this involves raising awareness of health issues or helping patients in a hospital, we will make a lasting difference. Second, we seek to gain invaluable experience outside the classroom. This trip will allow us not only to experience a new culture, language and country, but also to gain a new understanding and compassion for our world. We will carry our newly expanded knowledge with us as we move into our professional careers.
Every summer since 2008, the Global Grizzlies have embarked on an international service learning program in which students have the opportunity to combine their classroom education with the real-world experience of a lifetime. Trained in basic medical skills, such as CPR and first aid, the Global Grizzlies seek to provide medical care and counseling for those in need. Through the support of the Davidson Honors College, students are educated about global health issues and the historical, political and social context of the destination country prior to travel. In this way, the Global Grizzlies work toward change in the world and, perhaps just as important, change in themselves.
Make a gift to this cause and receive a charitable tax deduction! All funds will be used to support the cost of travel, training and education for the Global Grizzlies. Remember to type “Global Grizzlies” in the comments box to ensure your donation is allocated to our cause! Alternatively, you can send a check payable to University of Montana Foundation, P.O. Box 7159, Missoula, MT 59807. Just be sure to write “DHC – Global Grizzlies” in the memo line.
For more information about the Global Grizzlies, their project and their events, visit their Facebook page.
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