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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...
    • Gyros!

    • Greece and Turkey Study Tour
    • After spending the morning at the Acropolis in Athens, we had the rest of the day to explore and eat on our own.  Fellow IFOTA trekker Eric Boal and I were in search for the perfect gyro hotspot, as that quickly became our meal of choice in Greece....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Faith

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • During our time in Uganda, we had the unique opportunity to stay in a traditional village with a family. Faith was the only family member who spoke no English, yet I had the strongest connection with her. Even though there was a language barrier...
    • Great Wall Entrance

    • Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
    • During spring/Easter break while studying in Hong Kong, a group of us decided to go to Beijing for a week. As anyone can probably guess, tourism is huge in Beijing. Our guidebook mentioned a small town were the Great Wall was completely original...
    • 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,...
    • Five Old Gentlemen Peaks

    • China Studies Program (CSP)
    • Five Old Gentlemen Peaks. One day, my friends and I decided to take an adventure up the mountain behind our school campus. It was quite a tiresome climb up the steep mountain. I was determined to keep going because I wanted to see the view so...
    • Strangers with Different Destinations

    • University of La Verne
    • I was on a train traveling between the main center of Athens and one of its suburbs. In order to get to the university, I took an hour-long trip, twice a day, four days a week. Each time I encountered new strangers with different destinations. Some...
    • Little Girl on Top of a Fountain

    • Latin American Studies Program (LASP)
    • I was walking in Plaza Cultura with friends in the evening. We noticed a crowd watching South American musicians. At the edge of the crowd was this beautiful fountain with a little girl on top. The only way she could have gotten there was by an...
    • 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...
    • Bartering For Meat

    • The History of Science in Europe
    • On the streets of Florence is the Open Air Market. This is the place to buy local meats, bread, fruit, vegetables, spices and so much more. This served as a great place not only to buy lunch, but to practice our bartering as well. This picture...
    • Bonds of Sin

    • Interim: Belize
    • One of the short plays our theatre group performed at the schools we visited was called “Shackles.” It was a symbolic portrayal of how Satan lures his victims into his power by making sin look appealing. Only after the demons (Greed, Addiction,...
    • 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...
    • Wedding in Kenya

    • Daystar University
    • Saitoti and Lipaso are the couple in the middle, just about to be married. They are relatives of my host family in Kenya, the Kirishuas. Out of an assembly of 1,000 Kenyans, my friend Kelly and I were the only two Mwazungu-white people- at the...
    • 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...
    • Assos

    • Greece and Turkey Study Tour
    • The harbor of Assos is a place Paul stopped on his missionary journeys. An image like this is one that only God could create. He literally took my breath away and I was speechless. This is proof to me that God exists. God's work in the isn't a...
    • 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...

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