YWIH Summer Blog: Hanna Mandl Tanzania Travels

 

At an orphanage in Tanzania

At an orphanage in Tanzania

Hey everyone! I can’t believe we’re all going to be back at school within the week, where did the summer go?

So this summer I’ve been doing a crazy mixture of things. I started off the summer at home in Toronto, working in a laboratory at a biotechnology company. It was a bit slow, but it was good to work in a research setting.

 

On the safari I went on, we got to watch this female lion hunt impala (which are antelope type animals)

On the safari I went on, we got to watch this female lion hunt impala (which are antelope type animals)

Then, for the month of June I went to Iringa, Tanzania for a program that allows students to shadow doctors and nurses in local hospitals. I was allowed to insert catheters, assist in minor procedures, receive a baby during a c-section, and draw blood. This was probably the most eye-opening experience I’ve ever had, especially after seeing the conditions that these people lived in. Oh, and of

At the golf course with some of the girls I work with

At the golf course with some of the girls I work with

course, one of my flights happened to stop in Zurich on the way to Tanzania, so I visited Phoebe and her family for a few days which was super fun! I cannot wait to see everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the golf course with some of the girls I work with

At the golf course with some of the girls I work with

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YWIH Summer Blog: Captain Aurora in the Have

Hi Everyone!!

 
Yankees/Red Sox at Fenway with my Sis

Yankees/Red Sox at Fenway with my Sis

Hope everyone’s summers are going well. I can’t believe our team’s all going to be back together in about two and a half weeks–crazy! I’ve spent most of my summer trying to figure out what to write for this blog post, since I don’t think any of my activities have been blog-worthy. I’ve been working at a wealth management firm in Madison, CT called The Andriole Group since the beginning of June. It’s been a great experience and I’ve definitely learned a lot about the business. It’s also been great being here since it allows me to live and train in the Have. I’ve been living with Rainer and Abby which has been rather eventful (you should all see Rainer when she’s hungry, it’s hilarious).  My summer has been full of trips to Boston for some reason. For my first 4th of July in the US, I went to Cape Cod to visit YWIH alum Erin Callahan, we had a blast with Hurricane Arthur. And then two weekends ago I played in the Beantown with most of the YWIH crew which

4th of July Fireworks with Erin

4th of July Fireworks with Erin

was a ton of fun, and a great chance to bond with the incoming freshies! And again this past weekend I went to Boston to visit my sister and some of her friends. We went to Fenway to watch the Yankees vs. Red Sox, but unfortunately the Yankees won. Earlier in the summer I saw the Yankees/Sox at Yankee Stadium, but the Red Sox won so I thought I was a good luck charm, but it turns out I’m just bad luck for the home team. 

 
Anyways, I’ve had a great time this summer and I can’t wait for everyone to get back on campus soon!!
Dinner at Coaches with All the girls in New Haven

Dinner at Coaches with All the girls in New Haven

 

 

 

 

Mani Pedis with Kate and Krista

Mani Pedis with Kate and Krista

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YWIH Summer Blog: Jamie Haddad Busy Bee

This is a silly photo we took with one of our teachers on the last day of class!

This is a silly photo we took with one of our teachers on the last day of class!

Hey Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the summer!

dead sea water

I took this photo on one of my weekend trips to the Dead Sea. For those of you who don’t know, this place is actually wicked cool- the salt content of the water is so high that you float!

This weekend I’m enjoying being home in Massachusetts, but I have actually had a pretty crazy summer so far. I’d say the craziness began the day before I drove down to Virginia… I was at home eating dinner when I noticed my dad was messing around with one of my mom’s epipens. I will spare you the theatrical story, but in the end I did end up sticking the epipen into my leg thinking it was a blank tester. It was not. That made for an especially awkward encounter when about 10 emergency responders showed up at my house to find me (a 20 year old Yale student, I swear!) sitting on the couch in a very fancy dress shirt and my dad’s underwear- don’t ask.

Anyway, shortly after that I embarked on a five-week journey to Jordan, a country in the Middle East. I spent the first week of the trip living with my dad’s family. I’ve been there a few times before so it

Here is a view of the dead sea from my hotel room balcony. The land that you sea in the background is actually Palestine.

Here is a view of the dead sea from my hotel room balcony. The land that you sea in the background is actually Palestine.

wasn’t that strange, but there is definitely still a language barrier between some of my relatives and I that made for a couple interesting rounds of charades.

For my remaining four weeks in Jordan I participated in an intensive language program to improve my Arabic. I stayed with a host family for that and they were incredibly strange! However, I did get to see some cool places/have fun and I spent the last two weeks observing Ramadan. Since I’m not Muslim this was a new experience for me (and one that I did not

This little guy and his family kept us company for a while- they were walking across the road we were trying to drive on.

This little guy and his family kept us company for a while- they were walking across the road we were trying to drive on.

particularly enjoy), but it was extremely fascinating to see how people in a predominantly Muslim country observe this holiday.

This week is also exciting for me because it will mark the last week of my summer internship at an investment banking company in Stamford, CT. This was my first real work experience in finance so I got to have my first insider view into the world of Wall Street, etc. However, I’m incredibly happy to be home for the weekend and can’t wait to enjoy my last few hours before I return to my summer

Petra is an entire Bedouin city carved into stone by the Romans. No one knows how this ancient wonder was made so people come from all over to marvel at it.

Petra is an entire Bedouin city carved into stone by the Romans. No one knows how this ancient wonder was made so people come from all over to marvel at it.

apartment in New Haven. If anyone wants to come visit and hang out before school starts, let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a traditional Jordanian spread that one of my aunt’s prepared.

This is a traditional Jordanian spread that one of my aunt’s prepared.

The inside of an incredibly beautiful mosque.

The inside of an incredibly beautiful mosque.

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YWIH Summer Blog: Jaimie Leonoff in Montreal

Hello, 

On Ice Goalie World

Goalie World!

Hope everyone’s summers have been enjoyable! So far I have been keeping myself busy at the gym, working hockey camps, and skating when I can. Training has been going well, it’s always a grind but its great to see the progress! We have been working on a lot of power and strength exercises, as well as movement patterns and agility type stuff. Overall, I am really enjoying what we are doing so far.

A few weeks back I went on vacation with my family. We went to the South of France for about a week. We ran into some crazy people while we were there, one of them being Magic Johnson! It was great to get away and

Magic Johnson!

Magic Johnson!

relax for a week, and it was nice to be with my family. 

Coaching Amey Doyle Hockey Camp

Amey Doyle Hockey Camp

Since I have been back I have gone right back to where I left off. For some exciting news, this weekend I will be heading to Boston to play in the Beantown classic with a bunch of the girls on the team! We play Coach Zumi on Friday night and she is going to cry when we beat her! Hope everyone’s summer has been great, looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

 

 

 

Training

Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends with Pk Subban

With PK Subban and Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YWIH Summer Blog: Gretchen Tarrant… Family Time in Vermont

Hey everyone!

yale hockeyIt’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through the summer! (Although I, for one, will not be complaining when it’s time to head back to the Have.)

I’ve been home in Vermont for most of my summer. Last week I had the opportunity to go on a hiking trip through Peru and to visit Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. It was an amazing experience and a couple of the hikes might have given Emil’s stair workout a run for its money. But then again, maybe not.

Other than that, a lot of my time has been spent trainingtraining and working—and of course, keeping my three little siblings in check. It’s been great to spend time with family, to see some old friends, and to get back on Lake Champlain so I can continue to feed my sunset obsession.

I’ve been working as a nanny and as a counselor at a couple of camps. It’s making me seriously question my plan to have kids someday, sorry mom. It’s safe to say I’m looking forward to start my last job in August, when I’ll have the chance to work on the research side of things a little bit in a neuroscience study on children who have been hikingthrough trauma.

On a more positive note, training has been going great! UVM has been very accommodating in letting me use their gym and ice time, but working out here it makes me appreciate Ingalls even more. I am excited to head down to Boston in a few weeks to play in the Beantown tournament (see some of you there), but even more excited to get back on the ice as a team in September and finish what we started at Harvard.

 

siblingsI hope everyone is having a great summer and can’t wait to see you all soon!

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Blog Entry: Hanna from Sweden in Sweden

Hej hej!

Stockholm on a Summer’s eve

Stockholm on a Summer’s eve

I’m currently at home in Stockholm, Sweden where the majority of my time consists of working out, drinking coffee with friends (us Swedes love our coffee) and studying for my summer online course called “Moralities of Everyday Life”. Other than that I’m trying to win over the affection of my cat Alice, also know as Princess Alice, which is rather hard. I’m pretty sure the cat hates me because

This is what most streets look like in the city center of Stockholm

This is what most streets look like in the city center of Stockholm

every time I walk into the room she runs and hides under a chair. Well well, it’s a work in progress.

In a couple weeks I will travel up to the northern parts of Sweden and stay at our summerhouse in Örnsköldsvik for a few weeks and after that I’m going to attend a hockey camp along with getting invited to Sweden’s National Team Camp! Besides that I don’t really have much planned which is nice because that means more time for friends and family…and more time to get that damn cat to like me. It will happen guys.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and I miss you all I can’t wait to see everyone in August!

Making progress with my little Alice

Making progress with my little Alice

Hej då!

 

 

 

 

 

Best thing about studying at home is that you can sit outside and take a naps whenever you want. I’m all about the naps as most of you

Best thing about studying at home is that you can sit outside and take a naps whenever you want. I’m all about the naps as most of you

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3v3 Newsletter Volume 8 Hump Day Heroes and Rachelle Graham!

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