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    • 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...
    • ZigZag's Treasure

    • American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
    • Sitting at our backpackers resort, the local artist named ZigZag asked us if we wanted to see real African wildlife. Of course we replied ""yes"" and we walked with him over a mile only to stop at what seemed a random spot in the road. While we...
    • 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...
    • We Reflect Thailand

    • Religious Traditions in Asia: Thailand
    • At the Royal Palace in Bangkok there is a large temple dedicated to the Buddha. It is covered with gold and fine artistic touches, making it one of the most expensive temples in Thailand. Tourists flow from all over Thailand (and all over the...
    • N Train, The

    • New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS)
    • A typical day of navigating the New York City subway system. As the fifth busiest subway system in the world, navigating the New York City subway system is considered a major part of adapting to life in the city. With over 468 stations, hours are...
    • Misty Mountains

    • American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
    • I had the opportunity over the mid-semester break to travel to New Zealand. New Zealand was the location for the Lord of the Rings movies, and after visiting, it is easy to understand why. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and magnificent;...
    • Ancient Pillars

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • This picture helps to capture the greatness of Ancient Egypt. My friend Whitney is sitting on just one of over 100 pillars covered with intricate hieroglyphic designs in Luxor's Karnak Temple. As I first walked into this portion of the temple, my...
    • 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...
    • 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. ...
    • Day Breaking on an Honored Tradition

    • Guatemala Term
    • After a 3 a.m. wake up call and a morning full of experiencing the honored Easter traditions in Antigua, I noticed this man walking towards us just as the sun was starting to rise. We had seen many Guatemalan men dressed like him throughout the...
    • Little Treasures

    • Creation Care Study Program (CCSP)
    • We spent a week at Glover’s Atoll for our marine ecology class. More than once I’d stop in my tracks, look down at the hermit crabs scampering over the white sand, look up at the abundance of coconuts dangling from the palm trees, look around at...
    • 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...
    • Ephemeral Beauty

    • Creation Care Study Program (CCSP)
    • After my class one night, my roommates and I returned to our room to find it filled with army ants-insects who swarm over anything in their path in groups of thousands before quickly moving on. We slept outside that night, and awoke to find...
    • A Silhouette

    • International Studies Abroad (ISA)
    • This picture represents one of the greatest experiences I believe I'll ever have. Three days and two nights we spent away from a crowded and foreign environment to be surrounded only by the calm quiet of the Sahara. We took a long camel ride over...
    • “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...
    • Pathway to the End

    • American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
    • On one of New Zealand's most popular hikes, the Tongariro Crossing, some friends and I hiked up and over a volcano during a miserable wind and rainstorm. However, once we were on the other side of the volcano, we were greeted with clearing skies...
    • Feed the Birds

    • Spain Term
    • San Marco’s Square is infested with pigeons. Everywhere you step, you run the risk of being squawked at. And the, instead of shooing them away, you pay € 1 for birdfeed and invite them to climb all over you! Betsy (pictured) and I could have fed...
    • Downtown Singapore

    • Southeast Asia Drama Troupe
    • After traveling through Hong Kong, China and the Philippines (on seven planes and endless buses, ferries, and jeepnies) with 34 pieces of luggage over 25 day, our group was ready for some down time. I took this picture in downtown Singapore two...
    • 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...

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