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  • Term of Study Abroad: 2007
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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dhanusha

    • Independent Missions Trip
    • Dhanusha took time out from playing with the other children to examine a bicycle, but she was too small to ride it. After taking the photograph I helped her up onto the seat.
    • Drikung Monastary

    • School for International Training (SIT)
    • Drikung Monastery is well known by Tibetans from all across Tibet. This holy location is where many take those who have passed on to receive a proper and respectful death rite. The ceremony begins the night before, with the monks encircling the...
    • 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...
    • 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;...
    • 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...
    • Hands of Shivite

    • Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
    • In the middle of the Brihadeswara temple grounds sites a 25-ton statue of a cow called the Nandhi, safeguarded by a burnt orange fence. Behind this fence, a temple worker places the mark of Shiva, three white lines, on the foreheads of interested...
    • Housing

    • Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
    • In the midst of gleaming new banks and twenty-one story hotels in modern Kunming lies one of the last traditional villages to remain untouched by modernization. Within walking distance from the most expensive and fashionable shops in southern...
    • 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...
    • One Size Fits All

    • International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership (IPSL)
    • One of my favorite parts of volunteering at Mother Teresa‚Äôs Home for the Sick and Dying Destitute was crawling on the rooftops to lay out the daily laundry in the Indian sun. These pants are wrapped and then tied around the men who come to the...
    • Window of Despair

    • Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education (UMAIE)
    • The Day we visited Majdanek was very dreary and rainy. It was the type of weather that chilled you to the bone. This picture was taken in the corridor right outside the gas chambers where Zycolne B was used to kill an estimated 3,000 people. The...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Waking the Nation

    • Greece & Turkey Study Tour
    • This photo was taken at sunrise in Assos, a beautiful port city along the western coast of Turkey. It was a tremendous display of creation amongst the distinct national and cultural identity of Turkey, symbolized here by the tattered Turkish flag.
    • Collision

    • South Africa Term
    • This photo was taken on the ferryboat to Robben Island in Cape Town. It captures a collision of cultures and of generations; everyone in South Africa was impacted by Apartheid on some level and to see the different people that go to Robben Island...
    • A Bump in the Road

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • This photograph illustrates circumstances that most of us are all too familiar with. Whether it is a simple family road trip or a bumpy ride up a volcanic mountain in the Galapagos Islands, a bump in the road, almost always presents itself. These...
    • 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...
    • Bienvenidos

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • We are just pulling into our last port in ferrying into the Galapagos Islands, and we were given a taste of the old world. A couple of sea lions made use of an old fishing boat that was anchored. It was an uncanny symbol of the slow, deliberate,...

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