Tagged Anca Giurgiulescu

Getting Started at the Millennium Villages Project

By Anca Giurgiulescu, MPH ’12 in Sociomedical Sciences I’ve been settling in Louga, the small city where I am based for my summer global health internship. With every day, the rhythm of work, living, and social interactions is becoming more familiar. I lucked out from the beginning. Upon arrival after a 3.5 hour car ride, I was originally dropped off into a chambre de passage across the street from the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) office – a temporary room where I could stay for a couple of nights while I looked for a more stable housing arrangement – and then I…

Between Projects: A True Vacation in Dakar

By Anca Giurgiulescu, MPH ’12 in Sociomedical Sciences School ended for the semester sometime mid-May, but it never did feel like vacation for the month and a half after classes were over and the start of my global health internship in Senegal. I continued to work 20 hours a week for my neighborhood transportation, safety, and health survey project at Transportation Alternatives, wrapping up a four-month research project, while also taking care of logistics for the trip to Senegal, finding a new apartment and other things. Coming to Senegal would thus encompass a summer vacation and another public health work experience for…