ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations.  69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 805 Millennium Fellows. 

During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ELIANE HELLER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

Rollins College | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I am extremely excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I truly believe that the central tenets and principles the UN promotes are the best way to better the lives of those around the world and help human beings connect and work together. My project has not only shown me another culture and heritage but has connected me with students and professors from across the world. I am so grateful to have been able to have this experience and to share it with my peers and friends. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Tracking Language Learning in Peru

During the 4 months of the Millennium Fellowship, I would work on measuring my impact through research with the school and orphanage I worked with in Peru. Although my time volunteering with these specific nonprofits will be over, I would like to continue tracking the progress of the students I worked with while abroad. It would be hard to exactly quantify my impact, but hopefully during these months I will be able to measure an increase in language proficiency compared to the time when I had arrived in Peru, and thus assess the impact of the lesson plans and language exercises I created during my time in Cuzco. Once back home, through 4 (monthly) conversations with the teachers I worked with, I can continue to assess the progress of the students and compare my own exercises with the ones they will have done after I left. Hopefully, both the language proficiency and exam scores of the students I worked with will increase during my two months in Peru, and again during the 4 months of the Millennium Fellowship. 

About the Millennium Fellow

Eliane Heller is a junior at Rollins College in the Honors Degree Program double majoring in Political Science and American Studies. Eliane is part of the Bonner Leaders Program where she volunteers 10 hours weekly at a homeless shelter. Eliane is also a writing tutor on her campus and will be a peer mentor for freshman students for the second time this fall. She has interned with US Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and spent this past summer volunteering for 7 weeks in Cusco, Peru.

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