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    • 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...
    • Just another Day

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    • When in Venice in October, the city was experiencing extreme high waters. In Piazza San Marco where we were expecting to see thousands of pigeons, we were instead greeted with water six inches deep. When events like this happen in Venice, the...
    • Stare Down

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • The Sally Light-foot Crabs cruising the beaches and lava rocks in the Galapagos Islands were beautiful to watch. They start out black when they are young but change to have a brilliant red and blue coloration when they become mature and toxic to...
    • Kids will be Kids

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • When language became a barrier to communication we always could play with the kids. No matter what your culture is we learned that "kids will be kids" no matter where you are or what language you speak..
    • Homeless

    • Independent Missions Trip
    • These men are some of the many homeless that congregate around an area served by CCFM Christian Radio called Muisenberg, outside of Cape Town. Stricken with alcoholism and poverty, they sit in this same place, outside of a bar, everyday. Like so...
    • A Choice to be Made

    • England Term
    • This was taken at Lindisfarne, an island near the eastern border between Scotland and Northern England. Saint Aidan founded the monastery at Lindisfarne. He was an Irish missionary sent from Iona by King Oswald in AD635. It became the base for...
    • Scare Tactics

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • I was out walking on my way to lunch when a station construction worker in front of me startled this snake. The worker looked back over his shoulder and motioned me over. He then proceeded to taunt the snake by waving his hands in different...
    • 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...
    • Sustenance on Easter

    • Uganda Studies Program (USP)
    • Early Easter morning I joined my host family to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior in communion with their church congregation, followed them to a traditional ceremony mourning the death of a community member, and returned late in the...
    • The Bereaved

    • South Africa Term
    • The window at Baphumelele Orphanage was a symbol that represented the lives of the orphans who looked through them every day. The orphans learn very early in life that they are neglected, unwanted, and ostracized from their families and the rest of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Natives of Galway

    • Arcadia, National University of Ireland
    • The swans in this photo live on the River Corrib, which flows through the middle of Galway, Ireland. It is impossible to avoid the river (or the swans) if you spend any meaningful time in the city. I captured this photo on a visit to the bay one...
    • Arc de Triomphe

    • CEA Global Education
    • This picture was taken from the top of the Eiffel tower on a cold, blustery day when my friend Jack and I finally made it to the top. It was our last week in Paris. For me it represented the triumph we felt at making our way in a new culture,...
    • 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...
    • “Tosh-Tosh”

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • On a weekend trip to Siwa we had the opportunity to be driven in jeeps through the expansive rolling desert dunes. This man, “Tosh-Tosh” (meaning “Crazy” in Arabic) was our driver. He led our small group in a chorus of songs, “Ana mapsuta, ana...
    • Strolling in Florence

    • Europe Term Intercultural Communication in Austria, Czech Republic, and France
    • While on our free travel week, a few of us decided to see some of the famous cities in Italy. We concluded the free travel week in Florence, which was the perfect city to end our free travel. It had a "smaller town" feel, when compared to Rome,...
    • Gyros!

    • Greece and Turkey Study Tour
    • After spending the morning at the Acropolis in Athens, we had the rest of the day to explore and eat on our own.  Fellow IFOTA trekker Eric Boal and I were in search for the perfect gyro hotspot, as that quickly became our meal of choice in Greece....
    • Bubbles/Burbujas

    • Spain Term
    • This photo was taken in Parque Güell, in Barcelona, Spain. This park was designed by Antoni Gaudí, the famed architect of the Sagrada Familia and other famed buildings in Spain. It is a very popular tourist attraction and as such also attracts many...

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