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 15th, 2012


Anyone who has gone to Germany will tell you that each city has three things to offer, a church, a palace/castle and a town hall. We visited the Stuttgart Palace on a wonderful summer afternoon, had ice cream in the city center and ate Döner. Walking in these fountains next to toddlers and Germans. This is a […]

I Believe, in “Risking, Failing, and Risking Again”! »

Studying abroad was pobably one of the most culturally awakening experiences that I have had. Unlike most people within study abroad, I was able to study in a wonderful place where everything that I knew to be true was different. Spending a semester in the far off location of Connecticut I found myself immersed in another world, here within […]

The End of it All »

I have been back in the states for almost two months and I am still coming to terms with my time abroad. I have come to realize that there is no real way that I can summarize what Ecuador did to me and what it was like.  Sure I can tell you about the crazy trip I had […]


This picture was taken from Kyoto Station in Kyoto, Japan. It’s a little hard to tell, but in the middle of the mass of urban buildings, there stands a single temple. The duality of Kyoto as illustrated by this photo made it such a wonderful place to visit, and it wasn’t until the moment I […]