Philippines – Lena Fairless (2000)

Lena Fairless pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Truman State University in Missouri where she also received a BS degree in biology in 1997. During summer 2000, Lena and eleven other nursing majors traveled to the Philippines where they worked in a variety of primitive medical settings. Lena’s award of $1000 covered her airplane ticket to Manila.

Here are Lena’s travel safety tips:

Carry your money in a money belt worn under your clothing. Vary your arrival and departure times from your residence as much as possible while traveling abroad. This prevents thieves from learning your routine.