Tellus

Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

Archive for February 22nd, 2010

Re-Entry »

Edward McGlone
Re-entry blog post
This picture was taken at the memorial for the Trojan Horse Massacre, an event that helped turn the tide of international opinion against that Apartheid regime’s increasingly violent suppression of independence movements. The Trojan Horse Massacre happened in the townships of Athlone and Crossroads in 1985 when Apartheid police forces hid [...]

Finding New Zealand »

Sasha Fegan
Queenstown, New Zealand
I spent my first four weeks in New Zealand cooped up in the city of Dunedin trying to figure out where the natural beauty that all of my guide books promised was hiding. I left the city for Queenstown in the afternoon and arrived there in the middle of the night. [...]

They Call it: Tomate de Arbol »

They Call it: Tomate de Arbol
Emily Schmierer: Ecuador, Fall 2009

The first lunch with my host family was about as awkward as you could imagine. There was miscommunication, lack of understanding of accents, (or lack of accent on my part), my slow listening with their fast speaking, and weird pauses in conversation, all of which is [...]

Travels in Ecuador »

One of my favorite parts about my semester in Ecuador was the bus rides.
Everyone there rode the bus: teenagers, old people, pregnant women,
business people, farmers, families, shoppers, schoolkids, everyone. The
buses were crowded and busy, and the
drivers weren’t afraid of anything. They played the radio loud on the
overhead speakers, and they sped around corners and swerved [...]