Kevin sits with his skateboard in Budapest, Hungary in 2012.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Bicknell.

The Program is excited to announce that Class fo 2014 student Kevin Bicknell has been awarded a Bonderman Travel Fellowship. Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know world in new ways. The Fellowship is intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar.

Kevin plans to travel to countries of the Balkan Peninsula and Southeast and East Asia, using the universal language of skateboarding to connect with people along the way. He has been skateboarding for much of his life, and throughout his upcoming travels, he will be looking at it from a new perspective. At the same time, Kevin believes that skateboarding will bring a sense of familiarity to the places that scarcely resemble home. Kevin’s destinations are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and China.