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 13th, 2012

Exploring New Territory »

Heading of to New Zealand was probably the most terrifying and exciting thing I have ever done. All the was on the opposite side of the globe, New Zealand presented opportunities to explore new territories, both physical and emotional. So much of the country was available to hike and travel that most of the time […]

To sum it up »

Studying abroad in Holland was not quite the experience I expected it to be. Although there were some genuinely amazing moments that I will always remember(Oktoberfest, meeting so many great people from all over the world, traveling to other countries in Europe), being abroad taught me so many things in a way that I was […]

A friendly face »

This larger than life train conductor was at the bus and train station in the city I studied abroad in; Linköping, Sweden. I had the opportunity to travel around a lot during my semester abroad seeing much of Sweden and numerous other places of Europe. This conductor become a welcoming sign of my return to […]

A Semester in Washington DC »

I asked the United States Institute for Peace counterterrorism program director to take this picture of my Foreign Policy seminar class because for the first time I felt a sense of purpose surrounding my semester off campus. For the first time I felt like I knew what I was doing. At Willamette, I study politics […]