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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Don’t You Wanna?

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • After a long day of rafting down the [Victoria] Nile River, we came back to our hostel to have a wonderful meal prepared for us. We enjoyed great food and refreshing sodas after our hot day on the water.
    • Fitting In

    • Issues and Praxis in Christian Social Justice
    • At any given moment traveling in Phnom Penh, one was bound to see many motos (likened to a small motorcycle), which was the most common form of transportation. It was also common to see a whole family squished onto the single seat of the moto....
    • Basket of Chickens

    • Guatemala Term
    • During Guatemala term, we took a few weekend excursions. This one happened to be to Lake Atitlan -a huge lake surrounded by volcanoes and little pueblos. We spent one day on the boat visiting a few of the different pueblos. On our way down this...
    • Camelvanting' Wadi Rum Style

    • Leaders for Change in Jordan and Israel
    • During our time in the Wadi Rum desert we were able to stay overnight and ride back on camels for several hours the next morning. It was an incredible experience riding in one of the most surreal places on earth, as the Wadi Rum desert is...
    • 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...
    • Exhaustion

    • School for International Training (SIT)
    • Exhaustion. This picture took place on a Greek subway after 3 intense days of touring in and around Athens. My fellow American students and I were very exhausted and took this brief moment to relax. Although traveling abroad is exciting and fun,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Intertwined

    • Uganda Term
    • On our way back from Mbale, Uganda our van overheated and we had to stop on the side of the road. Children came running from all around to see the Mzungus (white people) in the van. Among the many children, two kids came running, dragging their...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Siesta

    • Europe Term International Business
    • The Italian culture is very laid back, which is why I believe this picture is such a great representation. This man was resting on a brick wall in Fiesole, a small town in the hills of Florence. After I took this picture, I noticed other people...
    • 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...
    • The Praying Mantis

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • There are thousands of islands on Lake Victoria. We traveled in a small hole-filled boat to an island of Lake Victoria to visit an unreached people group. We paired up with a missionary using the Jesus Film Ministry in the language of these...
    • Napping with Sea Lions

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • This is a perfect depiction of our time in the Galapagos Islands. These friendly and playful animals won favor in our hearts immediately as we stepped foot on our first beach. This was their classic beach pose, belly up with their fins crossed. Our...
    • Separation from Reality?

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • This photo was taken at one of many security checkpoints along the wall separating Israeli occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank town of Bethlehem. It was taken from the Palestinian side. This checkpoint is the one most common for the hordes of...
    • Solitude

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    • This photo was taken on the senior nursing trip to the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. One of our many adventures involved taking a morning trip to a wadi, or dry riverbed. We crossed the boarder into Oman and descended down the rocks...

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