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    • 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...
    • Spinning Cotton

    • EduVenture
    • I like this picture because of what it shows about Sumbanese life in Indonesia. The Sumbanese woman is spinning cotton into thread that will eventually be used in making the intricate cloth that is a unique and important part of the Sumbanese...
    • Campesino

    • Guatemala Term
    • I was walking in the village of Santa Maria de Jesus with Dr. Edgar Santos en route to a medical home visit. I looked downt he road and saw the campesino (farmer) leading two horses down the cobblestone street with the old church behind him and...
    • Baba’s Meze

    • Global Learning Semesters (GLS)
    • In Cyprus, one of the most enjoyable evenings is one spent indulging in Greek meze and dance at a traditional Cypriot restaurant. To find an evening reservation for our last meze before returning home, we walked the restaurant-packed streets on the...
    • Across Cultures

    • History of Science in Europe
    • In my brief time spent overseas observing and discovering new places with new cultures, customs, and ways of life became part of the experience. However, it struck me that as significant as the origins and lineage of modern science are, so, too,...
    • 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...
    • Guatemalan Buses

    • Guatemala Term
    • It is impossible to visit Guatemala without noticing the buses. Every bus is pained a multitude of different colors, has a headline in the front window, is filled well beyond capacity, and has a man who stands on the steps shouting out the bus’s...
    • Side Street

    • New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS)
    • My friend Chelsea and I were on our way to Greenwich Village in Manhattan, where there is a plethora of expensive shops and designer stores where celebrities deck themselves out in the spendiest trends. Only one street down from the shops, I walked...
    • Quintessential England

    • England Term
    • Sheep are a ubiquitous characteristic of the United Kingdom’s countryside and have been for centuries. I find their helplessness and simplicity endearing and, though today, their importance in British economy and culture is lessened, I could not...
    • Our Aboriginal Dance

    • Australia Term
    • The indigenous people are a very important part of Australian culture. While in Australia, I had the opportunity to talk with adults and even interact with the kids of an Aboriginal community. These communities have litter-strewn streets,...
    • 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...
    • Shore Reflection

    • England Term
    • The solitude expressed in this print of Kana Sterr looking out to the island of Arran in the North Channel is representative of our pensive mood that afternoon on the beach in Ayr, Scotland. We had only been abroad for one week, which was spent...
    • 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...
    • Humanity

    • International Institute on Political and Economic Studies (IIPES)
    • This past summer (July 2000), I attended the International Institute on Political and Economic Studies sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in cooperation with Georgetown University and the Greek Association for the Atlantic & European...
    • Street Art

    • Europe Term Intercultural Communication in Austria, Czech Republic, and France
    • This photo was taken when I was in Florence, Italy. This city is an active center of art and culture, attracting thousands of people from all over the world each year. Art can be found around every corner of this city, from Michelangelo’s David to...
    • Forward

    • The School for Field Studies
    • This picture was taken during an academic exercise in which we were supposed to identify animal dung throughout a grassland area, called Manyara Ranch, to determine which animals used the land, otherwise fondly known as ""Dung Day"". We had local...
    • Arc de Triomphe

    • CEA Global Education
    • This picture was taken from the top of the Eiffel tower on a cold, blustery day when my friend Jack and I finally made it to the top. It was our last week in Paris. For me it represented the triumph we felt at making our way in a new culture,...
    • Childlike Faith

    • Guatemala Term
    • This picture was taken in the Central Park of Guatemala City, Guatemala, in March of 2001. Central Park is located right in the heart of the city, near all of the important government buildings. It is the center of activities and life. Many...
    • Ngorongoro Crater

    • InterStudy
    • This picture was taken in the Ngorongoro Crater. This is in Tanzania right next to the Serengeti National Park, the northwest corner of the country. The Crater is an amazing natural zoo. These are two different breeds of flamingo and Egyption geese...
    • 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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