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    • The Chase

    • Uganda Studies Program (USP)
    • A group of Uganda Studies Program students traveled to western Uganda for an unforgettable experience. We were riding on a ferry when we witnessed this hippo fight.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Foot prints in the sand

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    • As our group was walking up the sand dunes in United Arab Emirates, I was so impressed with how perfect the ripples in the sand looked going on forever, but we stepped across it like we stepped into the culture. I stepped into a 100% Muslim...
    • In Touch With Nature

    • Travel Writing
    • Butterflies were swarming everywhere while we walked on the Brazil side of the Iguassu Falls. They were super friendly and were landing on everything, we finally got a few on our hands and snapped away with our cameras.
    • The Earth's Perspective

    • Creation Care Study Program (CCSP)
    • During a forest hike around Lake Matheson on New Zealand's west coast, I stopped as I noticed a small blue mushroom near my feet. While seemingly small and insignificant from above, I bent down to discover an incredible new perspective. As nature...
    • Amazon Amigo

    • International Studies Abroad (ISA)
    • During my time in Brazil I had the opportunity to travel to the Amazon. It was a nice study break to adventure on a riverboat and then sleep in hammocks at night with many other creepy creatures! During this curious adventure of mine I saw much...
    • Cafe

    • Guatemala Term
    • Guatemala’s economy and Bethel students’ alertness is dependent on coffee. These coffee beans are drying in the sun, waiting to be roasted and become part of making coffee Guatemala’s number one export.
    • Simplicity

    • The Education Abroad Network
    • I had the opportunity to go on a walk alone when I was in Milford Sound. It is an enormous fijord carved out by glaciers but I was able to take my time and notice the small beauty that the tide had left behind. Mossy rocks were exposed between...
    • 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...
    • Irony

    • Globalization in India
    • In India there are very few trash bins so this is one of them. This photo I feel exposes the irony behind the environmental movement that has taken place so far in India. It is very simple, but it captures the essence of a material society. All...
    • The Flowers of Moher

    • Academic Programs International (API)
    • My time walking up and down the Cliffs of Moher humbled me. To be in the presence of something so obviously amazing by its grandeur and beauty was such a profound moment. As I tried to drink in as much of the view as I humanly could, I began to...
    • An Unexpected Home

    • South Africa Term
    • On Boulders Beach in Cape Town, African penguins grace the sand and marvel their audience. To tourists they seem out of place next to the crashing waves, but to the penguins this is simply home.
    • Amazonian Mushrooms

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • One thing I learned during our hikes through the Amazon rainforest is that everything in the rainforest fights to optimize its chances for survival. These delicate mushrooms may have been easily overlooked, but they exemplify this principle well. ...
    • Bridge Over Empty River

    • International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership (IPSL)
    • Santiniketan is a small town in West Bengal, India. It was here that Rabrindenath Tagore - polymath and native of Kolkata - began Visva-Bharati, a liberal arts university.  Though innovative in many areas, Visva-Bharati emphasized the relationship...
    • 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...
    • Morning Prowl

    • Uganda Studies Program (USP)
    • The last day of our safari we went for a morning drive and saw this beauty! He was sleeping in a tree then decided to climb down. Here he is looking off to the morning of a new day.
    • 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...

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