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.

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Desensitization and discomfort

This blog entry captures some of the feelings that seemed to be recurring throughout my stay in South Africa. Struggling with my need to push myself to actively engage outside of the Rhodes University “bubble” and my common feelings of discomfort shaped my experience abroad and helped transform the way I think and engage in different spaces that I continue to participate in now that I’m back in the United States.

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