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    • Small Russian Orthodox Church

    • Russian Studies Program (RSP)
    • Russians gather outside a small Orthodox church just outside the ancient Russian village of Vladimir. This church is one of the oldest in the country. It is located in the middle of a field, far from town. In the spring, the field is flooded and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cave Home

    • Universidad de Granada
    • A friend and I were wandering through Albaycin, an old and famous gypsy neighborhood on the outskirts of Granada. We randomly encountered a 50-year-old Spaniard, who, after quick introductions, insisted on escorting us on a tour through his cave...
    • 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...
    • Unused Quarter

    • New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS)
    • This is a photograph selected from a project I worked on through the entirety of the NYCAMS semester, studying the nuances of typical tourist behavior. This photo was taken while circling the promenade under the Statue of Liberty pretending to be a...
    • Glowing

    • England Term
    • My mother and I had been walking around Paris all day when we entered this small chapel outside the grand Notre Dame. While marveling at the rich blue glass he San Chapelle is famous for, suddenly the sunset peeked through the nearby alleys and...
    • Kylemore Abbey

    • England Term
    • During March of 2000, the England Term group was escorted about Ireland by our faithful leader, DR (Professor Dan Ritchie), and our "charismatic" Irish bus driver, Harry. Our home base for several days was Galway, a small city on the western coast...
    • Restoring Vision, Saving Lives

    • Cross-Cultural Mission Practicum
    • A remote northern Sierra Leone village welcomed our medical eye care team, and dozens were given back their sight through cataract surgery. Every morning, patients would line up like this, awaiting removal of their eye patch. In a very real...
    • Jerusalem's Old City Streets

    • Jerusalem University College
    • The quiet and still feeling I had during this first walk through Jerusalem's Old City streets was quite and innocent. Once experiencing the same street five hours later, I can't help but see this same quiet scene and feel most of all its chaotic...
    • 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...
    • The Road Less Traveled

    • Scholars Semester in Oxford (SSO)
    • Our house in Oxford was a good thirty-minute walk from the city centre. Although many people walked and biked along the main roads, several of us decided to make a habit of traveling through the parks to reach our destinations. In a city of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • West 28th Street

    • New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS)
    • The structure is centered around old brick buildings. Left and right, sky-rise condominium apartments are soaring. Cars keep moving through every season of the year. Businesses never close. Men shout on the corner of the street haggling for the...
    • 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...
    • Fatima Maria Fernanda

    • Guatemala Term
    • I cannot even begin to express the love and joy that the children demonstrated to me in Guatemala. Even through what would be classified as a poverty situation in the United States, these kids would always find time to laugh and enjoy life. They...

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