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 14th, 2012

DC: The perfect place for activism »

This fall I went to the Tar Sands rally at the White House to help 12,000 other people ask President Obama to oppose the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This was my first ever protest experience, and it really was amazing. It was an absolutely perfect fall day, sunny and warm enough not to wear [...]

Studying “Abroad” in DC »

While in DC I had so many amazing new experiences: new school, new internship, new friends, new places to explore. On top of all this, I started my first ever blog!
I wanted to use this blog to help college students learn how to get involved in organizations where they can give back to the environment. [...]

Take a Leap: photo/caption »

I took this picture during a week-long road trip I took with friends around the South Island of New Zealand. Not only does it represent some of the beauty this country has to offer, but for me, it represents some of the hurdles I’ve had to overcome to get to the place I wanted [...]