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    • 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...
    • Precious Child of God

    • Guatemala Term
    • The sun was rising on the marketplace in Antigua, Guatemala. My Spanish teacher and I encountered this small child helping his mother. I had never seen him before and would never see him again, but I will always remember him as a precious child of...
    • Crucifix Sheltered in a Grove of Trees

    • England Term
    • Toward the end of February 2000, the England Term group spent a week at Hengrave Hall, and Elizabethan manor home in eastern England near Bury St. Edmunds with nothing to do than listen to lectures in the morning and explore the surrounding...
    • 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...
    • In Awe

    • South Africa Term
    • Our Bethel group went on an outing with twenty township children to the "World of Birds". This was the first time some of the children had seen non-native South African animals. They loved the peacocks, turkeys and even the squirrels. Seeing these...
    • Hidden Talents

    • Guatemala Term
    • Within the dusty, mountainous streets of Magdalena lies an abundance of talent. Everyday, about twenty students fill up one room, which makes up the art school. Laughter fills the small room as they practice and perfect the techniques they have...
    • The Offering

    • Religious Traditions in Asia: Thailand
    • In Thailand, Buddhism and culture are one in the same. Buddhist symbols, temples, monks, and images are overwhelmingly present in everyday life. Images of the Buddha were originally created as an object of worship and in order to spread the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Handstand on Bald Rock

    • Griffith University
    • This is my friend, Kate Moss, on Bald Rock on the border of New South Wales and Queensland. A Japanese tourist had seen her do a handstand and asked his guide if he could ask her to pose for a picture. My class took a five-day class field trip...
    • An Antique Extravaganza Canonized

    • England Term
    • Towards the tail end of our first week in the UK, we visited the well-kept ruins of Linlithgow Palace, 15 miles west of Edinburgh, Scotland. Awestruck by its architectural grandeur as well as its lavish history, we filled up our cameras like good...
    • Pisa in Black and White

    • England Term
    • Pisa is a very small town where there really is nothing to see but the Leaning Tower. However, the 45 minute walk is definitely worth the trouble. When you get to the tower, even though you’ve heard about it and you’ve seen photographs, it...
    • Acolytes

    • Independent Travel
    • This group of apprentice monks was spotted while touring a famous Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Aged 8 to 10, children apprentice monks like these were seen often in my travels of Thailand, visiting temples and historic sights along with...
    • Villa Turquoise

    • Kenya Interim Program
    • While in Kenya, we were able to experience both day to day life and also see some of the luxury Kenya has to offer. We stayed in a villa on the beach, complete with our own pool. The contrast between the poor and rich in Kenya can be seen by simply...

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