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    • Five Old Gentlemen Peaks

    • China Studies Program (CSP)
    • Five Old Gentlemen Peaks. One day, my friends and I decided to take an adventure up the mountain behind our school campus. It was quite a tiresome climb up the steep mountain. I was determined to keep going because I wanted to see the view so...
    • Humanity

    • International Institute on Political and Economic Studies (IIPES)
    • This past summer (July 2000), I attended the International Institute on Political and Economic Studies sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in cooperation with Georgetown University and the Greek Association for the Atlantic & European...
    • Illumination

    • Greece and Turkey Study Tour
    • Late one afternoon our group visited St. Peter in Chains Basilica in Rome. I had spent a lot of time looking at the beautiful sculptures and frescoes in the church. I set my backpack down and knelt beside it to rest my sore shoulders and find a...
    • The Camel Caravan

    • Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education (UMAIE)
    • My UMAIE group had decided early in our trip that we wanted to take a camel safari while in Egypt.  We learned that the best place to do so would be not near Cairo, but in Luxor, a smaller city further south, where we would pass through rural...
    • Rooftops

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • My Egyptian Arabic instructor Mediha often spoke of the dust storms that occasionally strike Cairo with little warning in the winter and spring months. Her descriptions of these natural phenomena (dictated in a thick Middle-Eastern accent) always...
    • Haitian Child

    • Independent Missions Trip
    • Pictures like this one remind me of all the beautiful children I have met in Haiti and I often wonder about them: What is likje doing right now? Is Madeline healthy? Is Michlange in school? This is three-year-old Joselin -I met her outside of a...
    • Break

    • Greece and Turkey Study Tour
    • I was walking through Rome late one morning, growing tired from the morning’s journeys, when I saw this man sitting alone along the sidewalk. He looked as if he needed a break—physically, mentally, and emotionally. I paused for a moment from the...
    • Strangers with Different Destinations

    • University of La Verne
    • I was on a train traveling between the main center of Athens and one of its suburbs. In order to get to the university, I took an hour-long trip, twice a day, four days a week. Each time I encountered new strangers with different destinations. Some...
    • Remember

    • South Africa Term
    • During my stay in South Africa I volunteered at Fikelela AIDS orphanage several times. The first time I visited I held the baby whose hand is pictured with my own. By the time I returned a couple of days later, the baby was no longer at the...
    • Blue Agama Lizard

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • As I reached the summit of an hour-long hike, I was rewarded by the sighting of an elusive Blue Agama Lizard. The stunning contrast lured me over to it as it sunned itself on the edge of a large cliff. I crept closer and closer until my lens was...
    • A View from Three Feet Tall

    • Guatemala Term
    • On a home visit to one of the borrowers in our microfinance program, I saw this beautiful little boy standing amongst a field of corn. I knew I’d regret it if I left this home without capturing this moment. Still today, I cannot help but smile...
    • Euro Punks

    • European Pioneers in Psychology
    • This was a picture I took while on a bike ride along the Danube River in Passau, Germany. The kids were listening to something comparable to the edgy sounds of early blink182, which is why I lovingly called them my Euro punk chums (because I,...
    • No Room for You and Me

    • New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS)
    • It was a crisp day as I walked through Brooklyn Heights. Little rays of sun peeked through the winter sky. I walked past the bustle of people, hurrying along their way, and kept to myself. I came upon this man sitting ever so still, alone. It was...
    • The Flowers of Moher

    • Academic Programs International (API)
    • My time walking up and down the Cliffs of Moher humbled me. To be in the presence of something so obviously amazing by its grandeur and beauty was such a profound moment. As I tried to drink in as much of the view as I humanly could, I began to...
    • Ni'a Cubana

    • Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
    • This little girl caught my eye the minute I walked through the door of the daycare center we visited in La Habana. She was the tiniest little doll with the sweetest big brown eyes and when we were given time to play with the kids, I did everything...
    • An Old Friend

    • AustraLearn
    • The photo was taken on a cold misty afternoon. The river was very calm and still. The surroundings around me felt almost mystical. I was hiking along the Huon Trail in Tasmania when I came upon a small wooden boat school. It felt like I had...
    • Forward

    • The School for Field Studies
    • This picture was taken during an academic exercise in which we were supposed to identify animal dung throughout a grassland area, called Manyara Ranch, to determine which animals used the land, otherwise fondly known as ""Dung Day"". We had local...
    • My Reality

    • American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
    • I was blessed to have an amazing apartment that overlooked the skyline of Florence. The Ponte Vecchio was right beneath my window, and living in such a historical place made me realize the beauty in architecture that has lasted beyond 50 years. ...
    • Campesino

    • Guatemala Term
    • I was walking in the village of Santa Maria de Jesus with Dr. Edgar Santos en route to a medical home visit. I looked downt he road and saw the campesino (farmer) leading two horses down the cobblestone street with the old church behind him and...
    • Playing in Sawdust

    • Spring Break Missons Trip
    • This picture was taken the last afternoon I spent in Mexico. We were cleaning up the mess we'd made from constructing bunk beds for the kids who live in the orphanage. The other children were playing with the leftover wood blocks we'd set aside for...

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