New York Times columnist Nick Kristof is holding a contest to take a university student (undergrad or grad) on a 10 reporting trip with him to a developing country (Kristof is probably best known for his reporting on Darfur and the sex-slave trade):
I’m looking for a masochist. If your dream trip doesn’t involve a five-star hotel in Rome or Bora-Bora, but a bedbug-infested mattress in a malarial jungle as hungry jackals yelp outside – or if you know of an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend whom you would like to suggest for such a trip – then read on.
This really sounds like an incredible opportunity. I’d love to apply, but given that it will be during the first few weeks of my marriage, it’s probably not a great idea. This contest is a great idea on MANY levels. (Here’s a link to the related column from today’s Times, but it’s subscription only, unfortunately)