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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...
    • Strolling in Florence

    • Europe Term Intercultural Communication in Austria, Czech Republic, and France
    • While on our free travel week, a few of us decided to see some of the famous cities in Italy. We concluded the free travel week in Florence, which was the perfect city to end our free travel. It had a "smaller town" feel, when compared to Rome,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Abajo del Acueducto

    • Spain Term
    • Whenever I look at this photograph, I am reminded of the grandness of the Aqueduct in Segovia where I studied. The light shining through the Aqueduct with the clouds behind remind me of the wonderful weather we experienced and the bright flowers...
    • 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...
    • Villa Turquoise

    • Kenya Interim Program
    • While in Kenya, we were able to experience both day to day life and also see some of the luxury Kenya has to offer. We stayed in a villa on the beach, complete with our own pool. The contrast between the poor and rich in Kenya can be seen by simply...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • Kids will be Kids

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • When language became a barrier to communication we always could play with the kids. No matter what your culture is we learned that "kids will be kids" no matter where you are or what language you speak..
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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